Cheers to a town link with London pub

Morpeth Town chairman Ken Beattie, right, with Morpeth Arms landlord Gary Willison.

Morpeth Town chairman Ken Beattie, right, with Morpeth Arms landlord Gary Willison.

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Officials from Morpeth Town AFC visited a pub with a link to the town during Tuesday’s trip to London, primarily to discuss arrangements for the FA Vase final on May 22.

The Morpeth Arms near Westminster is named after the Viscount of Morpeth, who between the years 1825 and 1848 was a man called George William Frederick Howard.

The Morpeth Arms pub in London.

The Morpeth Arms pub in London.

The title was bestowed upon him in order to represent the Morpeth borough as a ‘Whig’.

Correspondence shows that following the commissioning of buildings in London in 1845, one of which is the current siting of the Morpeth Arms, it was decided to name the pub after him.

The club has also been informed that near to Victoria Park in east London, there is a street called Morpeth Street.