(From Western Daily Press)
Weird and wonderfully archaic laws that ban ordinary activities such as beating carpets or flying kites are still in force in Britain.
A new exhibition shows off bizarre gems from the Law Society's archive of legal documents that are still part of the law of the land.
Beating or shaking your doormat after 8am carries a GBP1,000 fine under an Act of Parliament dating from 1847, for example.
There are still more than 4,000 Public and General Acts, 11,000 Local Acts and 13,000 Private Acts from before 1801 still in force. Laws featured in the exhibition include: All whales washed up on the UK coastline have to be …