Littlemore villagers get the chance to be their own 'Time Team'
Buy this photo Olaf Bayer, Steve Nicholson and Julian Stern with equipment they plan to use to explore what lies underneath gardens in Littlemore The East Oxford Archaeology and History Project, which has been running for three years, is looking for residents who are happy to have archaeologists help them carry out exploratory digs in their ... (more)
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#1 Jun 6, 2013
If "Littlemore" is Anglo-Saxon for "really not a whole hell of a lot" and "Iffley" is Old Danish for "iffy" why isn't there a village named "Nevermind" or "Feckoff" or "Sezwho"? The UK is big on local commissions to grant suffrage to newts and preserve the village strumpet, why not adjust village names? For example, ditch "Chipping-cum-Womdale " for "Rub-A-Dub-Dumpling" or "Farthing-my-Ass" or "Lower Humpqueen"? Oh to be from Littlemore ...
a man can only dream.
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