White plaque № 30253 in Lancaster

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The Golden Lion. The Golden Lion pub, dating back to 1612,was the last 'Watering Hole' for condemned criminals making their way to Gallows Hill to be executed in times gone by. It seems that some liked the beer and decided to return. Sitings of a 'nun life' figure have been reported on several occasions which would collate with the pubs history, as those travelling past The Golden Lion on the way to the gallows would have been accompanied by a nun. One other story, is of a tee-total saddler who refused his last drink whilst on route to the gallows. If he had accepted his drink he may have been saved, as the messenger bearing his pardon, arrived minutes too late.
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