Take a seat in the stocks

Take a seat in the stocks

These visitors may be smiling, but public punishment was no laughing matter. Centuries ago you could be made to sit in the stocks for committing a crime. And passers-by could choose to heap more punishment on your head as you stayed stuck there. These days our visitors only use the stocks for an unusual photo opportunity!


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