For, with the promise of night fall and as the winter shadows beckon - an untold tale of those who once laid claim to these unquiet streets await eager ears and mystified minds.
For when the month of November beckons - the Lady along with her raven headed cane will heed our call and once more will take to the unquiet streets.
For curious ears eager for untold tales of murder and mayhem from the comfort of an armchair - our company founder will oblige for one night only!
The river waters have flowed through the ancient City of York for millenia and another death from drowning is far from unusual.
If the tales from the annals of Victorian crime pique your curious mind but an evening walk through the shadowy streets of York is not possible - fret ye not!
Unsurprisingly, our erstwhile sleuth and storyteller Lady Brigante has been known to while away many an hour in a local graveyard.
On this day in the year 1739, a notorious felon by the batismal name of Richard Turpin from the County of Essex went to the gallows at York Tyburn attired in a smart new frock coat and shoes.
The Polite Tourist offers true crime walks through Victorian history. Through York, Scarboro' and beyond.
Although now much changed, Paver Lane in the Walmgate area of York enjoyed a notorious reputation throughout the Victorian era as an array of rather colourful characters jostled for space!
Hear the Lady Brigante one THURSDAY EVENING and learn of the tales of the flighty wife and the quiet couple.