Sunday, 28 September 2014

Narrow Racket again

Those with a phenomenal memory will recall that I posted about this oddly named alleyway over four years ago. As I was on Lairgate I thought I'd show it again. Still don't know why it has that name.


  1. Must have slipped my mind! But it is a fun name.

  2. A "racket" is a loud din. In this alleyway prostitutes, their clients and drunkards would disturb the peace of the town, It is a narrow by-way. Hence, "Narrow Racket". At least that's one explanation.

  3. The York daily photographer (who has been taking a break) calls such a small lane a "ginnel." That's all I've got.