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Badger
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Badger
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Joined: May 12th, 2008, 1:10 pm

June 27th, 2011, 5:19 am #1

Below is from a tombstone in the churchyard at Haltwhistle.

Now, I don't care what version of the Twice Brewed story you want to believe, but this variation of the name occurs in no other source I have found. Brian at the Twicey also expressed surprise.

Just a stonecutters error?

Hope there are not a bunch of other erronious inscriptions laying around Northumbria....

T.Wolter



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Last edited by Badger on June 27th, 2011, 5:29 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Justin-T
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Joined: August 19th, 2009, 4:30 pm

June 27th, 2011, 1:31 pm #2

So is it that they dropped the "e", or is it that the original name was Brewdale? A "-dale" ending would be very much in keeping with other names in the north west of the UK, they are all over the place, especially in the Lake District.
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SacoHarry
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Joined: August 22nd, 2006, 9:29 pm

June 27th, 2011, 2:04 pm #3

Looks like a 19th C thing. A Google Search on the exact name "Twice Brew'd Ale" in quotes shows two hits: one is a book by the 19th C Wall-walker/writer Henry MacLaughlan, in the 1850s. The other is an index of all the towns/villages from 1822. Nothing before, nothing since. Cool find!
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