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Up the Pole

Posted by spafon7e on May 30, 2011 at 07:14

RE 'Up the Pole'

The largest lunatic asylum in East Yorks was [perhaps still is] De La Pole Hospital, Willerby. Around Hull they're pleased to tell you that 'Up The Pole' is local in origin, and derives similarly to 'Up At Mill', and other Yorkshire idioms.