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Monday, October 16, 2006

On the Road Again



I'm going to venture outside of London today, because I and five others took it into our heads to cycle to Cambridge which is over 100Km away. Here we are at the highest point in Essex (from the left: Paul, Josh, Henrik, Dan & Matt) in the exquisitely named Toot Hill. We are well served for odd place names in this part of the country, really very close to London. We went through Matching Tye (unfortunately there is nowhere called Handkerchief), near to Theyon Bois (there is no Theydon Girls - BTW it's pronounced "Boys", not "Bwah"). We could have gone through Ugley and it's not far from Nasty. Aren't they fun - do you have any to add to the list? Here is the end of the road.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 4

Comments on "On the Road Again"

 

Blogger Felicia said ... (06:50) : 

Look like lots of fun, especially the end part. Hope you are able to sit down without too much pain today! :-0

 

Blogger Gerald England said ... (11:11) : 

They always used to make jokes about the Ugly Womens Institute and the Idle Working Mens Club.
Idle is a place near Bradford, Yorkshire and it does [or at least did] have a WMC.

 

Anonymous Vanessa from Jakarta said ... (07:16) : 

Just saw this post.... It so happens that there is a "F***ing" in Austria!! And, coincidentally, they are protesting against their British tourist who constantly steal the sign of this funny-named village!

 

Blogger Kim said ... (19:57) : 

Well Ham, I was born in a town halfway between Bitch, Pennsylvania and Intercourse, Pennsylvania, and not far from there is a town called Bird In Hand.
-Kim

 

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