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Thread #2413 Message #1981695
Posted By: GUEST,ruler
28-Feb-07 - 08:49 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Hartleypool / Hartlepool Monkey
Subject: RE: The Hartleypool Monkey
I had heard that the reason for the hanging was to ensure there were no survivors on the ship so the locals could claim the salvage.
Probably urban myth or a defence given out by the fair burghers of Hartlepool to explain away their actions in hanging a monkey.
As for it being a bit of shame, didn't the Hartlepudlians elect, for their mayor a bloke dressed in an ape suit claiming his name was Monkey H Angus?
Unlike the Ruardean Bear, but that's another story, and one which can still end in violence (apologies for the thread creep).