York in Yorkshire, England has its own name for the dozens of narrow alleys and passageways that wind throughout the walled city. Dubbed snickelways many are named after prominent residents of centuries ago.
Pictured here is Lady Peckett’s Yard. It is named after Alice Peckett, the wife of John Peckett, who was Lord Mayor of York in 1701. The former mayor owned what is now the Golden Fleece, a pub and inn, which has the distinction of being the most haunted pub in the UK. Lady Peckett is said to be one of several spirits who haunts the establishment, which is a stone’s throw from the snickelway after which she is named.