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Wainhouse tower, Halifax Bus Station, Reconstruction of the Gibbet, Civic Theatre. Postcard dated 1992.
Addressed to Miss Briggs, Queens Road

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This rather forlorn looking mound is what remained of the infamous Gibbet in the town. The street where it is situated is called Gibbet Street and there is a modern incarnation there today.

The Halifax Gibbet was an early guillotine, or decapitating…
CMBC Ref 087252. The Gibbet was a means of execution used in Halifax in the 16th and 17th centuries. This non-working replica was constructed on the site of the original in 1974.
Reconstruction of the Gibbet, Halifax

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