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Gennel

“Gennel” (pronounced “Jennel”) might be an unfamiliar word to some, but it’s a widely used term in Sheffield and refers to an alleyway or passageway, often running between houses (sometimes used specifically as a covered passageway between terraced homes).

Similar terms are used in other areas, such as the similar “ginnel” used in neaby Barnsley (this time with a hard “G” as in “Gun”), or “snicket” which is more widely used throughout the north of England.

Today’s photograph is a good example of a gennel.

FILM - Gennel

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Ilford XP2 (expired).

Taken on 19 December 2019

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