Swimming History Picture of the Week: St Andrews Tidal Swimming Pool

“Step Rock in St Andrew’s Bay where suspected witches were ‘swum’ was used as a swimming pool until 1978. The witch swimming’s that took place there involved the right thumb bring tied to the left big toe and vice versa before the suspected witch was ‘swum’.”

Discover the reasoning behind the swimming of witches: Hung Out to Dry, page 43.

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