Keys to the Past



Stocks are small wooden structures which were used to punish people for small crimes. They have a wooden bench and a set of wooden planks with holes in, which were used to hold people's legs or arms. They were usually set up in public places, and the criminal would often have rotten fruit or vegetable thrown at them. Their use was abolished in 1837.

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