The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #88533 Message #1662039
Posted By: greg stephens
05-Feb-06 - 07:50 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Execution by tying fish on head+bird
Subject: RE: Folklore: Execution by tying fish on head+bird
Here in Stoke-on-Trent this is carried out using oatcakes, and the culprit is floated in the lake at Trentham Gardens. We are rather far from the sea, but there is a substantial local population of gulls who scavenge at the tip.