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Tidying up Snatchup Alley

by awitherick on 16 March, 2011

Many Marshalswick South residents walking into town and even to school use the shortcut round the back of the Jolly Sailor pub and behind the Cricketers.

It’s called Snatchup Alley- it’s not as salubrious as it sounds!

Local historian and Councillor Kate Morris helped to get the nameplates installed at either end and it is also now part of the street cleaning regime every fortnight.  Unfortunately though it does suffer from littering and so the occasional spot clean has also proved necessary.

The undergrowth can also be a bit daunting and we are trying to get something better than the nettles and weeds planted to make it a more pleasant place to walk.

For those interested in knowing a little about this obscurely named St Albans snicket, an article on the SAHAAS (St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectual and Archaeological Society) website has a good article on the interesting history of the site – just visit http://www.stalbanshistory.org/page_id__340_path__0p153p147p.aspx .

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