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YORK UK.  The Burton Stone.

YORK UK. The Burton Stone.

--------------Just more than half a mile from my house,at the corner of Burton Stone lane and Clifton YORK England is the "Burton Stone". The garden boundary wall of the Burton Stone Pub surrounds it.---It is a medieval plague stone. It is a large stone about a metre across and tall. It as three hollows in which coins were placed in vinegar, as payment for goods .This was to stop the spread of the plague. I wonder if vinegar is any good today, in the Virus lockdown ? This stone is on the main road North A19. At Hob Moor on the main Road South A64 is another stone, different shape. History repeats its self, today people are putting goods on door steps and standing back 2 metres,to stop the spread of the Virus. In my other earlier blog Blast from the past Eyam , a whole village was quarantined..STAY SAFE EVERYONE .

Posted by alectrevor 06:06

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The vinegar idea was ahead of its time - even though it would have been better maybe to use scotch or cognac

by greatgrandmaR

I am fascinated right now with plague monuments and remnants from history. Interesting subject.

by littlesam1

My friend uses vinegar to clean her flat as it's more environmentally friendly than disinfectants.

by irenevt

I burned cheese on a casserole dish this evening, put vinegar in it and microwaved it for 30 seconds. I then wiped all the burnt on cheese out with a plain sponge. Looks like a new dish and it's over 50 years old. Vinegar is great stuff.

by Beausoleil

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