Author Topic: Ducking Pond Mews, Mayfair  (Read 444 times)

Offline Mart 'n' Al

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Re: Ducking Pond Mews, Mayfair
« Reply #9 on: Friday 02 March 18 16:11 GMT (UK) »
Brief quotation, '   however a number of nearby streets including Ducking Pond Mews and Ducking Pond Row (now Grafton Street) refer to the popular sport of duck hunting, in which dogs were trained to catch ducks whose wings had been clipped and were compelled to dive underwater to avoid capture. This was apparently popular in Mayfair, and was presumably where the Dog and Duck got its name. '
http://www.1790salehouse.com/2011/08/dog-and-duck-bond-street.html

I think Mayfair had more than one !

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Re: Ducking Pond Mews, Mayfair
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 03 March 18 11:25 GMT (UK) »
How cruel, thank goodness that sport went away. :'(
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