Drawing by Claude Nattes shows Well Lane Mill in Grantham with a ducking stool

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Grantham Journal

The drawing (below) by Claude Nattes shows Well Lane Mill with a ducking stool, writes Ruth Crook of Grantham Civic Society. In the Stamford Mercury in 1827, there was a report of the use of Lincoln’s ducking stool. ‘At the races on Wednesday, a man in one of the gambling booths was detected in the fact of confounding meum and tuum, by endeavouring to extract money from his neighbour’s pocket. ‘The alarm was given, and the mob speedily consigned him to the ducking stool: there was at first a natural reluctance on his part to take to the water, but finding his doom certain, after a pause, he re…

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