Friday Bench: Moreton-in-Marsh

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A very different bench as it’s part of the village’s old stocks – a form of Medieval punishment for minor crimes. The transgressor couldn’t escape as their legs were put through the holes and chained. The rest of the village would then jeer and pelt them with rotten food.

I’m not sure how much of this scene is original!


2 thoughts on “Friday Bench: Moreton-in-Marsh”

  1. Gerald – the more I look at it, the more I’m in agreement with you. I suspect the central planks might be the only original part and perhaps they’re not worm enough either?

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