aldington | open prison

The perimeter fence was truly impressive. Either sheet metal topped with barbed wire or multiple runs of mesh, again topped with barbed wire, it was a true deterrent.

Someone had thrown two halves of a child’s bike into the wire and it was now enmeshed in the barbs. Such was the brutality of this fence that it suggested the bike was originally complete when thrown up there; but the barbed wire had cruelly ripped it apart.