Gates of Edinburgh

Malcolm and Helen Brown

Message 17641 · 12 Jun 1999 12:57:51 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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> Of course there's the Canongate (of `Cadgers' fame), but that's part of
> the Royal Mile. Also, `Gang the same gate'. I believe the word comes
> from the Norwegian/Swedish/... for `street'.
>

In York we have about 15 or so roads / streets that are called ...gate,
including Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate; A leftover from when York was Yorvick,
and the people in charge were Vikings.

We also have 4 gateways through the city walls called ...bars

And in Micklegate we have so many hostelries (pubs) that if you
start at Micklegate Bar and have a drink in everyone on the way
down to the river you would be pretty incapable - known locally
as the "Micklegate Run" .

Malcolm


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