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In this photo Just past the old buildings on the left the object seen in the distance sticking out into the air (above the boats) is a "Ducking Stool"

The "medieval DUCKING STOOL", was used for the punisment of "common scolds" who were tied and ducked in the water. However the relevant law about "scolds" was only abolished by the (English) Criminal Law Act of 1967.

In the common law of crime in England a common scold was a species of public nuisance — a troublesome and angry woman who broke the public peace by habitually arguing and quarrelling with her neighbours. The Latin name for the offender, communis rixatrix, appears in the feminine gender, and makes it clear that only women could commit this crime.

The Westgate is a medieval gatehouse in Canterbury, Kent, England. This 60-foot-high western gate of the city wall is the largest surviving city gate in England. Built of Kentish ragstone around 1379, it is the last survivor of Canterbury's seven medieval gates, still well-preserved and one of the city's most distinctive landmarks.

.Canterbury is probably England's most famous cathedral city. Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church together form a world heritage site, attracting over 2.5 million visitors every year. The charm of the narrow streets and period architecture, the pedestrian high street with shops of every description - today's Canterbury offers a wealth of things to see and do.

The Westgate Gardens by the river Stour.

Sarre windmill near Canterbury.

This smock mill was built in 1820 and raised in 1854. Later a steam engine was installed. The mill fell into disuse in the 1940s, and was restored as a working commercial mill in 1991, producing white and wholemeal flour and traditional rolled porridge oats.

Stourmouth, Canterbury Lovely thatched Cottage.

Stelling Minnis  Mill

It was built by the Holman brothers of Canterbury in 1866 and is known as Davison’s Mill after the family who worked it for a century until the last miller Alec Davison died in 1970.

The renovation was carried out by I.J.P. Conservation incorporating The Chiltern Partnership of Oxfordshire at a cost of £120,000. The money being provided jointly by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Kent County Council and the work took three months. The mill itself and its associated museum was closed to visitors during renovation work.

The Westgate Gardens with its long footpath, Beside the the river Stour.

Canterbury, a cathedral city in southeast England, was a major pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. Ancient walls, originally built by the Romans, encircle its medieval centre with cobbled streets and timber-framed houses.

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