Silly placenames (Re: Silly censorship)

Charles Butler hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Thu May 1 15:59:35 EDT 2003


One of my favourite names near Bristol is the village of Old Sodbury. To
introduce a mild ObDWJ, there are actually a number of Sodburys near by, and
I have always assumed that the largest -Chipping Sodbury - provided the
inspiration for the name Market Chipping in Howl. (Travel a little way in
the opposite direction and you'll arrive at the Cotswold town of
Stow-on-the-Wold - though I haven't checked it out for hardware shops
recently.)

Charlie

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