Saturday, September 08, 2007

On Dorset Place Names

On Dorset Place Names

Dorset place names are excellent. I have decided, then, to travel to as many of the more unusually named villages and document them, Diamond Geezer style, for posterity.

No.1: Shitterton

A hamlet of no more than a dozen houses and a single street on the edge of Bere Regis. Handy for Monkey World and the Tank Museum, and the potential "Planet of the Apes" style disaster I have doucumented elsewhere on these pages.

I am told that there was a move by some easily offended old maid at County Hall to change the name of the place to 'Sitterton', but it was roundly defeated by the inhabitants. They are, it turns out, Shitterton and proud.

Coming soon: Sixpenny Cocksucker

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