Description The hanging gallows of Combe Gibbet, on Gallows Down near the village of Combe, West Berkshire / Hampshire border. Erected in 1676 for the purpose of displaying the bodies of George Broomham and Dorothy Newman after their execution for murdering his wife, but has only ever been used for them. The gibbet was placed in this prominent location as was meant as a warning, to others of what happens to criminals. I grew up near here and often visited this place, but only thought of photographing it now
Ian Middleton, Hampshire Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement
Ian Middleton is a freelance travel writer and photographer from the UK. He is the author of three travel narrative books and one travel guide to ancient Ireland, Mysterious World: Ireland. Ian has also written for several magazines, including Mysterious World, backpacker Ireland, Walking World Ireland, Take your car UK and the Slovenia Times newspaper. Ian's photography has been published in Mysterious World: Ireland, Lonely Planet, Living Abroad, Bradt Travel Guides and the Guardian newspaper. For more information visit his website:
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