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Witham on the Hill
The village is, as the name suggests, on a hill and a steep incline leads to the village green and by the side of this large expanse of grass are the mediaeval stocks, a relic of the village's ancient past. The stocks were a device for the punishment of certain criminal offenders, often for trivial infringements of the law, and were usually the fate of vagabonds and other petty offenders. A tiled canopy protects the wooden baulks of timber that were padlocked together to imprison the feet of miscreants for a set period and this suggests that justice at Witham was tempered with mercy for those incarcerated were protected from the elements. Stocks were last used in England in the middle of the 19th century. More pictures of Witham on the Hill by Zbigniew Siwik...
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure Program: Shutter Priority, Focal length: 70 mm, Aperture: f 4, ISO: 200, Exposure time: 1/200 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: February 22, 2014, 5:22 pm
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Comment by Rod Burkey(5th April 2014)
Phone box, letter bock and a lych gate. True British icons in one shot. Very well captured. Bring back the stocks for politicians....
Great picture Zbigniew. Worthy of a county magazine.
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