Ducking Stool

Ducking Stool Social History

Stock #: 149116
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Postmark: 1909 Apr-28
Stamp: ½ Penny
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
Series 4127
The Ducking – Stool and a nice deep pool, were our fore-fathers plan for a scold and could I have my way, each Suffragette to-day, Should “take the chair” and find the water cold. The Ducking Stool Fordwick is a rare and interesting survival of the “Good old days”, when scolding wives were punished by being tied to the stool and freely immersed in cold water.

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