Where do monkey hangers live?

Legend has it that during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th century, a shipwrecked monkey was hanged by the people of Hartlepool, believing him to be a French spy! To this day, people from Hartlepool are affectionately known as ‘monkey hangers’.

Where did they hang the monkey in Hartlepool?

the beach
The people of Hartlepool had never seen a monkey before – nor, for that matter, had they ever set eyes on a Frenchman. Mistaking its chattering for the language of the enemy, they convicted the monkey of being a French spy and hanged the animal on the beach.

Where do monkey hangers come from?

Having never laid eyes on a monkey before, nor a Frenchman, the people of Hartlepool were astonished to see the creature wash up on their shores. Believing it to be a French spy, the people of Hartlepool reportedly hung the monkey on the beach, hence the nickname “the monkey hangers”.

What football team has a monkey mascot?

Hartlepool United
H’Angus the Monkey is the official mascot of Hartlepool United. The name “H’Angus” is a pun of the word hang and the name Angus, and is derived from the monkey hanger legend of Hartlepool. The mascot made his debut on 31 October 1999, during Hartlepool’s first round FA Cup victory over Millwall.

Did Hartlepool elect a monkey?

Stuart Drummond (born 29 November 1973) was the first and only directly elected mayor of Hartlepool in North East England. He was first elected in 2002, under the guise of H’Angus the Monkey, the town’s football club’s mascot, and was re-elected in 2005 and 2009.

Why is British West called Hartlepool?

West Hartlepool refers to the western part of what has since the 1960s been known as the borough of Hartlepool in North East England. It was originally formed in 1854 as the result of the opening of seaside docks and railways that connected the docks to Leeds and other cities.

Is Hartlepool a nice place to live?

From our wonderful coastline to our maritime heritage, our friendly folk and kind hearts, Hartlepool is a great place to live.

What is the nickname of Hartlepool Football Club?

Pools Monkey Hangers
Hartlepool United F.C.

Full name Hartlepool United Football Club
Nickname(s) Pools Monkey Hangers
Founded 1908
Ground Victoria Park
Capacity 7,858

What is Liverpool mascot called?

The liver bird
The liver bird /ˈlaɪvərbɜːrd/ is a mythical creature which is the symbol of the English city of Liverpool. It is normally represented as a cormorant, and appears as such on the city’s arms, in which it bears a branch of laver seaweed in its beak as a further pun on the name “Liverpool”.

Which town elected a monkey?

What is the oldest pub in Hartlepool?

The Stranton in Stockton Street is probably the town’s oldest pub, dating back to the 19th century.

Has Hartlepool ever had a Conservative MP?

Hartlepool was a Labour constituency from its creation until 2021, although its predecessor did have Conservative MPs both in the early 1960s and during the Second World War.