York, where streets are gates and gates are bars

Citing Derek Reed’s letter ‘Does York have a record for the number of gates?’ (June 4), York has about 24 ‘gates’.

But you could think of High Petergate and Low Petergate as two, and also High Ousegate and Low Ousegate as two. That would be 26 ports.

There is a saying in York, many streets are called gates, the four gates are bars and the bars are pubs.

Maureen Robinson, Broadway, York

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