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Beverley History – The ‘Other’ Beverley

A different ‘Know Your Beverley’ this week. Pictured is Beverly (originally spelt Beverley) town centre in 1906. This small town in Massachusetts USA was named Beverley in 1626 by Englishman Roger Conant after our home town of Beverley here in East Yorkshire. It is said to be the birthplace of the US Navy and the US industrial revolution as America’s first cotton mill was founded in the town in 1787. Much later (1914) Beverly Hills in California was named after this town in Massachusetts. Today, Beverly has a population almost the same size as ours, its own airport, 15 schools including some very prestigious private schools, 2 colleges, and its own harbour and beachfront. Where did we go wrong?

To find out more go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly,_Massachusetts