Monday, September 20, 2010

The Crux of the matter …

At the Pavement end of Britain's most picturesque street, Shambles, people enjoy morning coffee or lunch and browse the bric-a-brac stalls which are sometimes set up on the terrace to raise funds for local, national and international charities.

Just behind the St Crux parish hall is York's shortest street, Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate, which apparently means, "You don't call that a street, do you?" There are other explanations of the name, but this is the one found in the Yorkshire Museum before its refurbishment.

The parish hall was constructed from the remains of the original church which was demolished in 1887 following concerns about its safety.

1 comment:

  1. The names of the streets definitely surpassed my interest in the old stone this time. Thanks for the giggles!