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The Old Stocks Irby Wirral UK | by Fast Response
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The Old Stocks Irby Wirral UK

"What ever happened to the original stocks?!

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Stocks are devices used internationally, in medieval, Renaissance and colonial American times as a form of physical punishment involving public humiliation. The stocks partially immobilized its victims and they were often exposed in a public place such as the site of a market to the scorn of those who passed by. Since the purpose of putting offenders in the stocks was to expose them to ridicule and mockery, passers-by were encouraged to throw mud, rotten eggs, moldy fruit and vegetables, smelly fish, offal, and excrement (both animal and human) at those being punished. Unquote-:

  

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Taken on September 16, 2012