Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Event - The Curious World of Olde time Punishments (Worksop)

Ian Morgan comes to talk to the Priories Historical Society on old criminal punishments on July 4th.  From birching to branding and beheading. 

Listen to stories of ducking stools and witches, the pillory and perjurers. How do you punish the dead, or a horse and cart, or a train? What is a deodand or a Newcastle cloak? And what about the Branks or the Hand of Glory.

7.30pm at the BCVS Old Abbey School building next to the Priory Church, Priorswell Road, Worksop, S80 2BU. Entrance is still only £3 (or £2 for members) Free tea/coffee and biscuits are provided at each meeting. Membership remains the same at only £5 per year.