Until 1893 White Horse Close was known as Fannie's Close due to the behaviour of the residents, however, on a cold winter's night in December 1893 as snow settled on the city the resident of number 2, Boaby Puller came up with the famous White Horse joke"
Big white horse walks into a pub, barman says "we've got a whisky named after you!"
Horse says, "What? Eric?"
"Such was the extent of the hilarity, the close was renamed White Horse Close in honour of the joke and Boaby Puller was hailed a city hero, he went on to become a firm crowd favourite at Ye Olde Festival but died in 1897 of severe penis strain"
Part 2 coming soon...
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