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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Stokey Sue » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:25 am

Prat fall of course in theatre, a fall for comedic effect

I think bottom or bottoms is not uncommon as a place name, where a road disappears into a valley perhaps? I know Hungerford Bottoms which fits that

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Busybee » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:48 am

I live on Hag Lane...........I’m hoping there is some other meaning than the obvious one.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby scullion » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:28 am

the old english word for a hedge was haga (also the word for hawthorn) i wonder if it could have come from there...

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Busybee » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:48 am

Lots of hawthorn hedges around here, so it could be. I think I prefer that interpretation rather than the old crone version.

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Postby Seatallan » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:06 pm

Pampy wrote:There's a road not too far from me called "Ralph's Wife's Lane" - it always make me think that Ralph must have been somewhat under the thumb!

ETA : Having asked Mr Google, it seems that Ralph was either a fisherman or smuggler who was lost at sea. His wife's ghost is supposed to haunt the lane looking for him.


There's a route that crosses a local fell called 'Fisher's Wife's Trod'. Wonder if Fisher was related to Ralph? :)
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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Seatallan » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:07 pm

Busybee wrote:Lots of hawthorn hedges around here, so it could be. I think I prefer that interpretation rather than the old crone version.

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BB, there's a Hags Lane (now a bridleway) around the back of our village and it does indeed have hawthorn hedges on each side.
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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Suffs » Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:54 pm

I grew up here https://www.streetlist.co.uk/ip/ip14/ip ... goose-lane ... locals also called it Waddle Dickie Lane.

Over on the other side of the hamlet is a pair of cottages called Roll of Pork Cottages ... that was the annual rent paid to the landlord by each cottager.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Renee » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:46 pm

I used to live near to Ramsbottom!

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Pampy » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:56 am

I still live near Ramsbottom!

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Postby Lusciouslush » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:58 am

Call me childish but I grin every time I drive past the huge signpost for Effingham near Gatwick! :roll:

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Postby Lusciouslush » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:37 am

Hi Pampy :wave That would make a cracking present for someone - I can think of a few friends that would appreciate it - I've saved the site - ta muchly! :thumbsup

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby aero280 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:40 am

I’m a map addict :oops: :oops: I was going to get that map, but I was told that I would be disappointed. The names are fun, but many of the locations are approximate. So, maybe not for the purist.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby scullion » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:58 am

Renee wrote:I used to live near to Ramsbottom!


there's 'skinners bottom' near us.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Renee » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:04 pm

That's hilarious Scullion! :lol:

My son and partner live in Brandlesholme and shop in Ramsbottom Pam. There used to be a lovely small bakery there, but long gone now.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Pampy » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:07 pm

I've not shopped in Ramsbottom for quite a while but I remember it had/has a number of good independent shops. One I particularly remember had an amazing stock of really good olive oils.

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