Another fantastic pic, pity they still aren't in use !
Comment by elizabeth on 20th December 2007 at 10:16
Perhaps it should be a suggestion to the the Wigan Magistrates . its a very good idea
Comment by Jo Anne on 20th December 2007 at 10:37
Wow - I haven't ever seen those before. Great photo :-)
I'll go and look at them when I get the chance.
Comment by highfieldlass on 20th December 2007 at 10:49
Great photo!There used to be an inn there on the crossroads called the Bear Ring Ale House or White Bear Inn in the early 1600's.It is said to have got it's name from bear baiting which was popular at the time. Manor courts were held there under the court of James Bankes of Winstanley Hall.These were for poaching mainly and the culprit was either fined or sent to the stocks!
Comment by highfieldlass on 20th December 2007 at 10:51
There was also a whipping post somewhere around there too! I agree emps they should bring em back along with the cane! Sort the rascals out!
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