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« Reply #33015 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 15:17:12 »

Blackpool fans that come on here and think they are funny.   Twats.
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« Reply #33016 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 18:48:05 »

Going to the pub on my own. Bad times. How life has changed. Wanted to talk to someone, and everyone says theyíll be there for me, but when it comes to the crunch they fuck you off. Didnít have to be the pub, but I felt like shit. Cheers.
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« Reply #33017 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 19:55:06 »

Going to the pub on my own. Bad times. How life has changed. Wanted to talk to someone, and everyone says theyíll be there for me, but when it comes to the crunch they fuck you off. Didnít have to be the pub, but I felt like shit. Cheers.

I genuinely would've down mate. But hey, you actually get to go to a pub and sit in a beer garden now, so that's one thing ey? Smiley
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« Reply #33018 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 21:40:40 »

I genuinely would've down mate. But hey, you actually get to go to a pub and sit in a beer garden now, so that's one thing ey? Smiley

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« Reply #33019 on: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 13:18:23 »

Why is Gorse Hill called that when itís predominantly flat?

Cricklade road does turn uphill at its north end, but thatís not in gorse hill

Iím assuming the Ďgorseí bit is because it used to have gorse growing on it, but I donít quite get the hill of it. Was Gorse mild-incline too wordy?
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« Reply #33020 on: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 13:26:10 »

Toothill has an incline, not sure where the toot bit comes from.
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« Reply #33021 on: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 13:27:54 »

Toothill has an incline, not sure where the toot bit comes from.

Penhill is on a hill if you look from Blunsdon and Haydon Wick. Maybe the pen bit refers to pigs which links in with the Swin in Swindon.
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« Reply #33022 on: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 13:29:26 »

Why is Gorse Hill called that when itís predominantly flat?

Cricklade road does turn uphill at its north end, but thatís not in gorse hill

Iím assuming the Ďgorseí bit is because it used to have gorse growing on it, but I donít quite get the hill of it. Was Gorse mild-incline too wordy?

It is a good question. I'll get on it, if I can find the time. We tend to think of place names in England as being ancient, but they often change only really becoming codified in the 19th Century.
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« Reply #33023 on: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 13:30:31 »

Why is Gorse Hill called that when itís predominantly flat?

Cricklade road does turn uphill at its north end, but thatís not in gorse hill

Iím assuming the Ďgorseí bit is because it used to have gorse growing on it, but I donít quite get the hill of it. Was Gorse mild-incline too wordy?

Funnily, Phnom Penh translates as Penh hill and is also very, very flat.
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« Reply #33024 on: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 16:20:31 »

Toothill has an incline, not sure where the toot bit comes from.

Toot is an old word for a look out post, however if you read Alfred Watkins - Old Straight Track... ley line theory, he equates a place name of toot with a ley.... you do get a decent view if you sit up in Toothill Park.

As regards Penhill.... firstly Swindon is as likely to be named after Sweyn or Sven, as pig, it often appears in early documents as Suin.  Pen is Welsh for hill, so it's hill hill.... a bit like te river Avons, meaning river river.

An interesting one is Snodshill
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« Reply #33025 on: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 16:45:46 »

That ad of a kid on a chariot is seriously pissing me off
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« Reply #33026 on: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 17:46:12 »

That ad of a kid on a chariot is seriously pissing me off

I actually love that add. Each to their own. A few years ago a tour operator had a kid dancing around the pool with a sharks fin float on his back, loved that one too.

Edit: Thomas Cook ad.
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« Reply #33027 on: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 20:35:01 »

I lived in Toothill from aged 10 to 21. I was always told that it was called Toothill as it was the point trains sounded their horns when passing. They did do that when I lived there but don't know if they did that historically. No idea if that's the truth behind the name but that's certainly what everyone thought. Same reason was given for the pub name The Toot And Whistle. Again, no idea if that's a fact but was what we were told.
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« Reply #33028 on: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 20:56:27 »

New developers insist on planting laurel hedging next to metal fencing making it difficult to trim along the footpath
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« Reply #33029 on: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 21:58:06 »

Well most of us should know that 'Don' means hill too.

Thinking about Gorse Hill. Perhaps the name is more literal but with omission. It could mean 'the gorse leads to the hill'. Over time as an initial instruction, and then got shortened. Gorse. Hill.

Possibly even no gorse at all but a dialect extension of 'goes' as in 'It goes to the hill'....becoming 'goes hill'. Neither theory is beyond the reaches of imagination but my thinking on the dialect one would sound 'goes' as 'gors'.

Likely incorrect but no reason why one of them couldn't be right either.
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