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Lambert's Leap

Lambert's Leap

Engraver: Dawne, P

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1786

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXII

Item number: 57-g

Genre: Topographical Print

Caricatured drawing of a notorious incident in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne. It shows Cuthbert Lambert, a young customs officer, whose horse accidentally jumped off the side of a bridge. The horse did not survive, but Lambert did, breaking his fall on an outstretched branch. This incident gave the spot between Sandford Road and Portland Road its colloquial name: Lambert's Leap.

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