Links with the Past 'Stocks & Whipping Posts' 17th & 18th Century
This series of cigarette cards was issued by Nicolas Sarony & Co of Bond St London in 1926.
The illustration is of the stocks in the North Hampshire Village of Odiham. One would assume they now languish in a Museum?
In those dark days passers by could throw rubbish,spit or generally verbally abuse the culprit. A common source of punishment in London and an accepted public amusement of the time.