South Shields Through the Ages

South Shields Through the Ages

South West Wales Through the Lens of Harry Squibbs Pembrokeshire

South West Wales Through the Lens of Harry Squibbs Pembrokeshire

South Staffordshire Street Names

Publication Date15th October 2009

Book FormatPaperback





South Staffordshire Street Names provides an interesting insight into some of the county's more unusual place names.
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Ever wondered where our towns and villages get their names from? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time? South Staffordshire Street Names examines the origins of the names with which we are otherwise so familiar. Towns, villages, districts, hills, streams, woods, farms, fields, streets and even pubs are examined and explained. Some of the definitions give a glimpse of life in the earlier days of the settlement, and for the author there is nothing more satisfying than finding a name which gives such a snapshot. The definitions are supported by anecdotal evidence, bringing to life the individuals and events which have influenced the places and the way these names have developed. This is not just a dictionary but a history and will prove invaluable not only for those who live and work in the county but also visitors and tourists, historians and former inhabitants, indeed anyone with an interest in Staffordshire.

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