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Thread #47476   Message #709131
Posted By: Gareth
11-May-02 - 07:09 PM
Thread Name: Favorite Town names
Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
Well there was "Sodem and Ghomorra (SP) in the Ryhmney Valley in South Wales, now bowdlerised to "Pontlotyn", which translates to "Lot's Bridge".

And then there's "Bethlehem" in West Wales, a dozen houses, a post office (which does a roaring trade in Christmas Cards each December), and of course a chapel.

In the Forest of Dean there is "English Bicknor" and "Welsh Bicknor" seperated by Offa's Dyke.

In the Cotswolds, just of the A40 we have "Upper" and "Lower Slaughter", and hard by Tetbury "Troublehouse"