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Photographer: Zbigniew Siwik © (5th April 2014)
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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.

A picture of: Witham on the Hill, Lincolnshire

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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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Comment by Pat Trout(5th April 2014)

Great set of pics Zbig

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Comment by rustyruth(5th April 2014)

Wonderful set, I like this one best with the gate, phone box and letter box, great shot.

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Comment by Dave John(5th April 2014)

Great juxtaposition of the main elements in this shot Zbig, and interesting narrative to go with it

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Comment by Martin Humphreys(6th April 2014)

More quality shots & info Zbig

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Comment by David SwannPremier Member! Click for more info..(6th April 2014)

Good use of the bold reds in this composition.

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(6th April 2014)

You have done this one proud Zbigniew, a real little bit of England.

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