Punished At Barking Fair

No public whipping in this vintage reenactment photo, but it’s not very hard to imagine:

two people locked in stocks are being crowded by half a dozen bystanders poised to pelt them with something nasty

This is captioned “Barking Fair: The Stocks.” Whether the fair in question was where the reenactment happened or was the event being reenacted is not made clear. Barking itself is said to have a history of fairs and markets dating back to the 12th century.

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