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  • #61
    Originally posted by Phillip Walton View Post
    I read somewhere that the name 'Wapping' comes from the practice of hanging the corpses of hanged pirates at that place. As the bodies decomposed they became bloated, 'whopping' in the local parlance and the name stuck.
    Phillip,

    Sounds like a whopp-er to me. More likely a settlement founded by an Anglo Saxon called Wappa I'd have thought.

    Is there a thread on Wapping? Limehouse has one, and Shadwell and Ratcliffe/STGITE. Why not whopping Wapping?

    Gary

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    • #62
      All right, you scurvy knaves. It be Talk Like A Pirate Day again!

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      • #63
        Aye it would be a good day only Storm Ali has put the mockers on it. Nearly blew me off me gang plank it it did. Can’t remember the last time I was blew off. I couldn’t even get me wee dog out for her walkies.

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