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Town Gate, Town Cross and Stocks

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Town Gate, Town Cross and Stocks
Undated. View of Town Gate showing the Town Cross and Stocks in the centre, and looking north towards Town Street running up ahead. The Town Cross has been a focal point for religious gatherings and prayers since Saxon times but this particular one was erected in 1913, the previous one having been destroyed before 1863 and then replaced by a gas street lamp until the new cross was unveiled. The stocks in front have also been used since ancient times as a punishment for minor misdemeanors. Both Cross and Stocks have since this time been moved slightly to the north to a new Garden of Rest.

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