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Friday, August 14, 2009

Crutched Friars

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London is a haven for funny place names, echoing history from the dim and distant past. Crutched Friars - the name of both a street and a pub - is one such. The Crutched Friars were actually Catholic Monks that arrived in the 13th Century.


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Blogger Michael said ... (21:31) : 

That's funny. I love London's place names. Just look at the underground stations. I mean are there really Shepherds in Shepherd's Bush... for that matter are their bushes? Is there a knight on the bridge in Knightsbridge? Is there actually an angel in Islington? I've always liked the Blackfriars Pub, near the Blackfriars tube station and bridge. Wonder if the good friars were really black? Hmmm.

 

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