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Cockfighting trophy, Grassington

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Cockfighting trophy, Grassington

© Upper Wharfedale Museum, 2004,

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Cockfighting trophy, Grassington

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36703

Parish: Grassington

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Dale: Lower Wharfedale

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Copper or copper alloy cockfighting trophy of 18th century date now on display with a pair of cockfighting spurs in the Upper Wharfedale Museum, Grassington. Reputed to be the locally disputed prize that started off the chain of events that led to the murder of Dr Petty by Grassington’s blacksmith Tom Lee.
Walker, Peter, N (1991) Murders and Mysteries from the Yorkshire Dales. London: Robert Hale


Upper Wharfedale Museum, Grassington (on permanent display)

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Nearest town/village: Grassington. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Steps throughout. Staircase to first floor.

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