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Thread #51834   Message #2459134
Posted By: theleveller
07-Oct-08 - 08:02 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Who Wrote Dalesman's Litany? (Moorman)
Subject: RE: Origins: Who Wrote Dalesman's Litany?
A Beggar's Bush was a traditional meeting place for beggars. Bear in mind that, especially during the 17th and 18th centuries, there was a considerable number of itinerants roaming the land and living in woods and forests. These Beggar's Bushes appear to have been spread around the country and would have provided a central point to meet, swap information and news and, no doubt, have a few bevvies.