The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51834   Message #2463003
Posted By: Arnie
11-Oct-08 - 11:59 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Who Wrote Dalesman's Litany? (Moorman)
Subject: RE: Origins: Who Wrote Dalesman's Litany?
When I lived in Halifax some years ago, I saw an unused guillotine blade in a Halifax museum - they've kept it greased all these years and it still looked useable! Another interesting Halifax guillotine fact is that if a felon could escape and cross a stream at the town boundary, then he would not be pursued and was free, as long as he never returned to Halifax. One such escapee did return to Halifax some years later, was promptly arrested and beheaded. I think there is a pub somewhere in the town called The Running Man which refers to this. On the subject of Bradford, in Halifax the local simply call it 'Fud!