SNATCHEMS 01A - The Golden Ball
The Golden Ball Hotel and the River Lune, Snatchems, Lancashire.
The name, ‘Snatchems’ is believed to have come from the naval press gangs that worked from the Golden Ball, and forcibly snatched men to work on ships at the height of the cotton trade. The pub is also believed to have been used by smugglers who landed goods there without paying the appropriate customs duties. As recently as the 20th century, a small rowing boat (summoned by a bell) carried passengers over the Lune to the Golden Ball.
February 03, 2016
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