Punishment stocks that were once an integral part of the area’s justice system have been restored as part of historic anniversary celebrations.
Rotarians Albert Wilkinson and Terry Hogan from the Church and Oswaldtwistle club have helped rebuild the stocks which will be unveiled at an event marking Oswaldtwistle Library’s centenary.
The stocks were first placed in a small triangle of land behind the famous ‘Big Lamp’ before in 1902 the local Oswaldtwistle Council granted permission for Rev Harris to move them into the grounds of Immanuel Church.
They were later moved to Rhyddings Park before making a comeback at their old site in front of the library, built in 1915.
The newly refurbished stocks will go on display on Friday, October 30 at 2.30pm and will coincide with the library’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
County Councillor Marcus Johnstone will open the event and will include performances by the Conchord Singers, and a display of old library photographs. The fire service will also park a fire engine near the library for children and adults.
There will also be crafts, face painting and Henna hand painting for children from 3.15pm.