Why Dead Man’s Walk is so called

Dark Lane



I AM writing in response to your article on “Dead Man’s Walk” (Courier, March 16).

I lived in the area on Glen Terrace and it was local people who called it “Dead Man’s Lane” not Walk. Also as far as I am aware Back Glen Terrace does not exist.

There are two streets both called Glen Terrace; one side with even numbers and the facing street with odd numbers.

“Dead Man’s Lane” was the road used to make deliveries to the Royal Halifax Infirmary and the mortuary was “allocated” at the top of the road. I believe the mortuary is now a residential property. Although not a listed building the developers thought it would make a nice home.

Mrs S Alders