The story of the Lampton worm originates from the place that is now Washington
(on the River Wear
), but was previously a smattering of villages - one of which was known as Lampton
, as is a district of Washington today (albeit as the slightly bastardized Lambton
The hill that the worm apparently wrapped itself around can also be found in Washington, known as (unsurprisingly) worm hill
, in the Fatfield
region of Washington. The peak of the hill has a small monument recounting the tale of the worm.
I used to attend Lambton Primary school
as a lad and we were forced to the sing the above song as part of morning assembly. Those were the days...