Dog in a Bag

Timothy in his bag

Berkswell village green stocks


As in all medieval villages, Berkswell had stocks in the centre. Berkswell’s are still there, surrounded by a circle of stumps.

Quoting a 1973 Reader’s Digest book, Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain, Wikipedia notes that the stumps were built especially for the punishment of one-legged ex-soldier and his two drinking companions  – being as there are are only five leg holes.

Timothy visited as an interested tourist, not as punishment for any type of misdemeanor.

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