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20julAll Day05octWicked Wessex Tour: The Cat O'Nine Tails


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Wicked Wessex Tour: The Cat O’Nine Tails

20th July to October 5th 2019

At the Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, Dorchester

Learn about the Dark History of Wicked Wessex. The cat-o’-nine-tails was a type of whip used in the Royal Navy. A sailor could be flogged for anything from drunkenness to desertion. Each of the cat’s ‘tails’ was knotted to increase the pain of the lashes.

Free with valid Museum Annual Pass.

Find out more at or call 01305 261849



July 20 (Saturday) - October 5 (Saturday)


Shire Hall

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