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Naming places

In Pursuit of Spring is Edward Thomas’ account of a bicycle ride from London to Somerset in March 1913. Riding westward to  meet the signs of springtime in those days when the season arrived much later than it does a century later, he left the capital on the morning of Good Friday, 21st March 1913. At Garratt Green in south-west London, he notes:

As I left the Green I noticed Huntspill Road. Why is it Huntspill Road? I thought at once of Huntspill in Somerset. of Highbridge on the Brue,



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