"Sabbath" Walking Stick Pole 19th Century.

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"Sabbath" Walking Stick Pole 19th Century.

Post by Fredline » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:29 pm

I have discovered that this stick was not for a poacher at all but for illicit angling on a Sunday. Any activity apart from church on a Sunday was frowned upon in the 19th century, hence the "Sabbath Stick". A poachers stick of the same format would probably not have had the same quality.
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Post by LuckyLuca » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:29 pm

I love that! So much more interesting than a poachers rod.
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Post by Harry H » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:16 am

Nice piece of history :Thumb:
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Post by Keston » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:47 am

Yes a very interesting item from the past and a reminder of old ways .

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Post by Black Prince » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:07 pm

Very nice bit of history though still makes it very interesting mike

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Post by Lea Dweller » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:51 pm

As someone that is bereft of any vestige of religion, I am pleased that you have discovered the origins of your find! I trust that it will bring you much joy from whatever source!
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Post by Wallys-Cast » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:50 pm

What a lovely thing that is and a nice piece of social history. Sowerbutts made walking stick rods or poles but apparently they never made it into the catalogues, I wonder if it was because of the religious or the illegal view of things.

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