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    STEAL SOMETHING AND GET YOUR HEAD CUT OFF

    by DAO Updated Sep 5, 2012

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    The city of Halifax has been granted the right by the Monarch to behead criminals who are confirmed to have stolen goods worth at least 5 pence (10 US cents). 4 Constables (Policemen) must testify to the theft. Fair enough. This is very very real. The beheading is done by this ingenious contraption – the Gibbet. The bad news? They don’t enforce this law anymore.

    Shame really.

    The Halifax Gibbet is the forerunner of the guillotine was in use in Halifax from 1286 until 1650. So yes, the French copied Halifax and no good reason has ever been given for why they stopped beheading criminals so that could not reproduce. The Royal Decree granting this right is still on the books.

    By the way the deserving criminals were mocked by onlookers (pictured) and the colourful (think about it) event was held on market days. To add a bit of democracy every man available pulled on a long rope to unleash the pin holding the huge and heavy blade to crash down and save the world from one more useless scumbag.

    Pictured is: Hansi.
    Accused of taking: Pictures
    Verdict: Pull the rope boys!

    Please note: There is a fantastic website called The Guillotine Headquarters that even lists the names of the 53 people beheaded here.

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    Saturday nights alright for fighting

    by BlueBeth Written Oct 20, 2006

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    As the song goes, I can't remember the last time I went into Halifax for a drink at the weekend. All I can remember is that there was probably a fight. Every weekend, almost every bar it kicks off. There are some nice places where it doesn't happen (or not when I've been anyway) but they are few and far between. Best to either grab a couch at the Hairy Lemon or avoid the place altogether!

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    Cigarettes

    by ricky52 Written Apr 10, 2013

    Do not even think about throwing a cigarette on the ground in the Calderdale area.
    A man was recently (March 2013) fined £400 for dumping his cig on the street and with court costs, his bill was just under £1,000.

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    Clay pigeon shooting

    by poons Updated Sep 11, 2008

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    Listen to your Safety Advisor !!! "hold the gun in tight, and don't stand like a banana".... or you'll end up like me ;o)))

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    Product of my driving.....

    by Suet Written Jun 13, 2007

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    Ricky52 scared half to death.....

    One must be careful of driving.... you can easily turn your friends into gibbering wrecks after half an hour or so.... it's also possible to shrink their legs....

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