Oct 21, 2012

Snickelways and Spirits in York, Yorkshire

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.


Lakshmi said...

Very interesting..saw similar lanes in Edinburgh, old town..they are called Closes ?

Wendy said...

Lakshmi, I love Edinburgh and its ancient lanes/alleys etc.

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