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Horrible histories remebered.

Horrible histories remebered.

12:00am 2nd May 2011

Residents and visitors to one of York's most historic sites will now be able to find out more about its history, after the local Ward Committee funded a new information sign.

A new sign was installed yesterday on the Tyburn in Dringhouses, to allow people to find out more about the site, which hosted executions in York for more than 400 years.

Executions at the Tyburn took place until 1801 when the events were moved to the castle. Possibly the most famous execution at the Tyburn took place in 1739 when notorious highwayman Dick Turpin was executed for horse theft.

Last year the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee agreed to spend £1500 improving the site by installing a new bench and cleaning up the area.

The funding also included the installation of a new sign, which was designed thanks to a partnership with Dringhouses History Society who provided the historical information.

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