Thursday, 19 May 2011

Penny Lane

This is one of York's snickelways, called Penny Lane, which I nipped through today taking a short cut across the town centre. I love the medieval brick on the left, and the wavy line of the Victorian wall on the right.

Having just looked Penny Lane up in Mark W Jones' Snickelways of York book, I've found out there are supposed to be hub-height indentations in the walls made by the wheels of hand carts people once used to wheel through here. I can't see any on my photo, so will have to go back for another look!

2 comments:

RedPat said...

Great word and a super idea for getting about town easily1

Paul said...

Dunno about the hand carts. However I love the name, mostly from the song and also because my first dog was as called Penny.