Taking stocks.

Stuart Burroughs – Director of the Museum of Bath at Work has sent me in something of interest.

The Walcot stocks ?
The Walcot stocks? Click on image to enlarge.

He tells me : “I have attached a photograph – presented to us by Euel Lane – which appears to show summary justice in the Walcot Stocks (!) but is almost certainly a staged event probably at a church fete or some such.

The location of the picture we’ve identified as being behind St Swithin’s Church – see the attached image – and it must have been taken about 1900?

I think this probably pre-dates Walcot Nation Day and hopefully isn’t evidence of medieval punishment in the photography era – we thought you might put on your website.”

Consider it done! Anyone want to add to this?