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Darby and Joan, Gosford Street

Henry Wodfield mentioned Darby and Joan in a ballad published in 1735. He is said to have had a certain John Darby and his wife in mind. The phrase subsequently came to mean a long-married contented couple. In 1756 four soldiers were billeted here. As this is only twenty years after the publishing of the ballad, Darby and Joan soon attained fame!

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