2012

NZ5233 : Hartlepool monkey

taken 12 years ago, near to The Headland, Hartlepool, England

Hartlepool monkey
Hartlepool monkey
During the Napoleonic wars, a French ship of the type chasse marée was wrecked off the coast of Hartlepool. The only survivor was a monkey, allegedly wearing a French uniform to provide amusement for the crew. On finding the monkey, some locals decided to hold an impromptu trial in the town square; since the monkey was unable to answer their questions, and many locals were unaware of what a Frenchman may look like, they concluded that the monkey was in fact a French sailor. Just to make sure, the animal was thus sentenced to death and hanged in the town square on the Headland. Since then, Hartlepudlians are known as 'monkey hangers'

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Geographical Context: Park and Public Gardens other tags: Statue Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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NZ5233, 167 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Steve Daniels   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 3 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 October, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 5276 3351 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.6323N 1:10.9785W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 5277 3351
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