Fa – the Green Dragon

A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian


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Jobs of Days Gone By #15. – The Sign writer

THE SIGN WRITER

A gold leaf expert

a master calligrapher

artist to be read


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Just joking1.

I went into bar the other day and asked the bar-tender for a double. He went in the back room behind the bar and came back with a guy who looked just like me.


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Unusual U.K. place names54. – Wyre Piddle

WYRE PIDDLE, Worcestershire

famous brewery

Brewed “Piddle in the Hole” beer

On Piddle Brook


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Unusual U.K. place names 45. – Purse Caundle

PURSE CAUNDLE, Dorset

A strange name for sure!

Pronounced  the same as candle

Branch of River Yeo


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Unusual U. K. Place names – Middle Wallop

MIDDLE WALLOP, Hampshire

Of three villages

old name Waella and Hop

Spring water valley

 


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Unusual U.K. places names25. – Stert

STERT, Wiltshire

On the Devises

Andover road diversion

of Etchilhampton hill