Rather interesting Beverley facts
Did you know that Beverley is named after Beavers (the name means Beaver Clearing), once common in the area? The town crest still has a beaver on it. The animals were sadly hunted to extinction in Britain many centuries ago: partly for their fur; but more strangely because the church regarded the water-dwelling animals as fish not meat for fasting purposes, so eating beaver was allowed on holy days with the Pope’s blessing.
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