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'Answers On A Postcard'

An unusual item seen in public,whose original purpose I was not sure about, if related to 'public' punishment?
Near this semi-vertical post & chain, were medieval style stocks, with what they were carved into the wood.
The device that people were put into, after being found guilty of a 'crime' failure to pay a fine etc.
These were on a public footpath, running from Christchurch Priory to Castle Street, Christchurch, Dorset.
'Answers On A Postcard' was a phase used on TV in the press, asking people to tell what something was?

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pamelajean Plus
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8 Jul 2020 3:30PM
Maybe some kind of whipping post? However, they usually had shaped iron fitments either side, to put the person's hands into.

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