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Whip-ma-whop-ma Gate York, UK

Whip Ma Whop Ma Gate York

Whip ma whop ma gate York, street of historical interest. The shortest street in York with the longest name.                                             

This used to be a site of York's pillory, a post criminals were tied to for humiluation and punishment, very much like the stocks.

The street used to be called Whitnourwhatnourgate, meaning "neither one thing, nor the other" in Anglo-Saxon.

Above text and photo by Molly Proctor 

 

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