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Paul Reade Folklore/language: Of snickets and ginnels (98* d) RE: Of snickets and ginnels 10 Jan 13


Where I grew up in Lancashire I remember some ginnels / alleys had street signs like "Passage no. 3" and seemed to lead into a courtyard of back-to-back terraced houses, long-since demolished.

The council here has been erecting gates across ginnels / back streets as a security measure. They call them "alley gates" which raises an interesting question ...



Are the people who erect them "Alligators?"


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