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Links with the Past 'Stocks & Whipping Posts' 17th & 18th Century | by snapper31
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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.

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Taken on August 17, 2012