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"The Celtic Cross- Gibbet Hill"

A picture of Devils Punchbowl, a National Trust Attraction in the town of Hindhead, in the county of Surrey Member Login

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Photographer: © Vince Hawthorn (Gallery)(19th August 2015)

The Celtic Cross- Gibbet Hill

This is at the summit of Gibbet Hill the second highest point in Surrey at 892 feet, and this is where the three sailors who murdered another sailor who had just been very generous to them. After they had slain the poor sailor he was stripped of all he had including his clothes which they tried to sell in an inn further down the road. They were captured and tried at Kingston Assizes six months later and two days later on the 7th april 1787 they were hung on Gibbet Hill so close to their evil deed. In 1851 Sir William Erie paid for this celtic cross to be put up on the site of the gallows to ward off any evil spirits and to calm the locals.

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Devils Punchbowl Surrey Hindhead

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Camera Make: Panasonic Model: DMC-TZ60
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 17.5 mm, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/400 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: August 19, 2015, 1:54 pm

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Comment by Pat Trout(20th August 2015)

Very good Vince

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Comment by rustyruth(20th August 2015)

What an interesting read Vince, the photo looks great in B&W too, it conveys the dark side of the history very well.

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Comment by Rod BurkeyPremier Member! Click for more info..(22nd August 2015)

This, I really like. Mono at its best.

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Comment by Karen LeePremier Member! Click for more info..(25th August 2015)

I like this. Great bit of history to go with a such a haunting image.

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