Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Visiting Mrs Tulliver And Her Cat At An Old Brothel


Called in for a pint at the Snickleway Inn on Goodramgate, York last week. A fine old 15th century inn with more than its fair share of history. It claims a host of ghosts including a certain Mrs. Tulliver and her cat, Seamus, the ghost of the daughter of a past landlord who ran outside into the road one day and was killed by a brewer's dray, and an elderly gentleman who is said to sit on the barrels in the cellar. At one time it was reputedly a brothel and during the English Civil War it was used as a gunpowder store for the Royalist cause.

9 comments:

Kat Mortensen said...

What a fascinating and diverse history the place has! Was Mrs. Tulliver's daughter called, Seamus? How very odd.

Kat

TICKLEBEAR said...

a very fetching post title!!
:)~
HUGZ

Alan Burnett said...

No the cat was called Seamus. The daughters' name is, sad to relate, unrecorded.

Kat Mortensen said...

Just joshing you, Alan.

The Retired One said...

Loved this, I want to go in , right now!!

jennyfreckles said...

I wonder why you never meet anyone called Mrs Tulliver these days?

Far Side of Fifty said...

Now that is a classy looking place! :)

L. D. Burgus said...

Great style, great colors, and great history. You couldn't make up the stuff, it is so cool. I hope your pint was tasty.

Pam said...

So many delightful names in this post, and nobody does ghosts quite like the English. Love the photo.