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'Jack and Nancy' at Gough's Old Cave, Cheddar (UBSS Proceedings v.18(2))

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Irwin,D.J., 1988. 'Jack and Nancy' at Gough's Old Cave, Cheddar. UBSS Proceedings, 18(2) , pp 292-297 Download PDF.

Abstract: Legend states that Jack and Nancy Beauchamp showed Gough's Old Cave to the public in the 19th century and then went into partnership with R.C. Gough. Other evidence shows that a John Weeks managed the cave at that time. It is shown here, from primary sources, that 'Jack and Nancy' were in fact John and Ann Weeks and some account of their activity is given.

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