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  • "A Snickelway is a narrow place to walk along, leading from somewhere to somewhere else, usually in a town or city, especially in the city of York."

    - Mark Jones.

    September 4, 2008

  • Cute!

    September 4, 2008

  • A neologism that stuck very quickly. See Wikipedia for the story.

    September 4, 2008


    If you were unaware of York’s many narrow, medieval streets, it would be easy to walk past them without noticing a thing. But these delightfully named hidden passages allow you to seemingly magically transport from one street to another, avoiding the tourist crowds.

    These passages are neither snickets, ginnels, or alleyways, but a mixture of all three! “Snickelway” is a term coined in 1983 by local author Mark W. Jones, which is now in popular use throughout York.

    September 25, 2018