Community punishment

by Helen Hooker November. 24, 2009 4671 views

I decided to stop off at South Harting church on my way home from school today in search of today??s photo. In the end I got no further than the gate to the churchyard as my attention was caught by the remains of the village stocks and whipping post just outside the gates. I guess these must have stood here for many centuries, serving as a point for the punishment of wrong-doers in times past. I was rather taken with the colours and textures of the weathered padlock which currently locks them shut. I presume they are left locked up to prevent any attempts to try the stocks out for size by tipsy folk at pub closing time!

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Pete 10 years ago

Excellent work with this

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Boszorka65 10 years ago

Great shot:)

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David Swatton 10 years ago

I could think of plenty of people I'd like to see in stocks... most of them have the letter MP after their name. Ancient traditions are under-rated you know!

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Eiram Marie 10 years ago

great photo! I love the colours.

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Carolinesimone 10 years ago

beautiful rusting history :)

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Tomie Poodle 10 years ago

wonderful picture!!

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Marsha 10 years ago

Color and texture are great! Can't even imagine living in a world where they do that to people....can think of some crimes, though, where that might be an appropriate punishment!

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Sadhya Rippon 10 years ago

This is a beauty. Lovely textures.

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Lynda 10 years ago

Lovely close up- you are really good at making ordinary things look special.

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Riyaz 10 years ago

Great shot! excellent colours and texture!

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