WE’RE not sure if this was a joke or for real.

Two men look decidedly glum as they sit in the stocks.

Whether that was deliberate, or whether they were guilty of some felony, we will probably never know.

The picture comes from John Cummings, of Westland Way, Woodstock. He believes the two men came from Weston-on-the-Green, near Bicester, and he wonders if any reader can name them.

In the background is a horse-drawn cart belonging to Owen Bullock, who can be seen in the top right hand corner of the picture.