A COUPLE of weeks ago, we carried in Yesterday Once More a postcard showing Finkle Street in about 1900. This prompted reader DM Deamer to write to the letters page of The Press to point out that, when he was a boy, the street was often known as Mucky Peg Lane. He also suggested a reason for this: the lane led through to what used to be York's red light district in Grape Lane (or Grope Lane, as it was once called). The name Mucky Peg's Lane was therefore presumably a reference to Peg's trade, Mr Deamer said.

It's a story we've heard before, but it is simply not true, says reader Brian Hattersley, from Strensall.

The real clue to the name Mucky Peg's Lane lies in Swinegate. Streets in this area of York have changed their names a few times down the years, but the name Swinegate comes from the fact that there was once a pig market in this quarter.

In medieval times, Mr Hattersley says, pigs would be landed on the banks of the Ouse roughly behind where Boots now is. They would then be driven into town to the market - through Finkle Street, which gained the named 'Mucky Pig's Lane' as a result. That has since morphed into Mucky Peg's Lane. But it's all to do with pigs, not ladies of the night, says Mr Hattersley...

Several readers have also been in touch about the photograph we carried in Yesterday Once More last week showing railway workers walking to work through the snow. There was nothing on the photograph to indicate where it was taken, so we asked readers if they knew.

Step forward, amongst others, Paul Collier, who worked at the York Carriageworks between 1977 and 1993. "It shows the sidings at the carriageworks," says Paul, who lives on South Bank. "In the background you can see two units (carriages) parked up. They were normally the kind of units we made there."

Many thanks, Paul - and to everyone else who responded.