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Saturday, 19 January 2013

DUKE OF CUMBERLAND Chapel-walks

DUKE OF CUMBERLAND
Chapel-walks
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MINE HOST:
?       Mr and Mrs Whiteside (wife called 'Mattie')
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"The 'Old Spread Eagle' situated near the site


of St. George's Church in Chapel-walks, was


later known as the "Duke of Cumberland"


(the anti-Catholic victor of the 1745 uprising.



When old Mattie Whiteside was the hostess of this 


inn, being strongly of Catholic sympathies, the 


caused the name of "The Duke" to be painted out.


When customers asked the reason, her husband


said, "It was Mattie's Whim."


So, until the licence was transferred, it was known as


"Mattie's Whim."

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