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Author Topic: Off on a journey. The departure.  (Read 55877 times)

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #675 on: February 11, 2019, 01:52:04 AM »
What on earth is a stogumber - apart from a village in Somerset? :confused2: :dunce:

I've just Googled this. It isn't a vegetable but, perchance, the name of the village appears to stem from an old English word STOC which means 'place, farm or monastery'. The website from which I gleaned this nugget of trivia actually used the WSR station name board as its header which I thought was rather nice.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #676 on: February 11, 2019, 10:45:35 AM »

I always thought that Stogumber was some sort of West Country vegetable that the Victorians used to boil without mercy.
There's your answer :D

So... another word for a brussel sprout then ;D

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #677 on: February 11, 2019, 08:41:24 PM »
There are a lot of photos on line of Stogumber as it was and as it is now.

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24101.0 Off on a journey

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #678 on: February 11, 2019, 09:19:03 PM »
Looks like it has still got the same lamp posts.  ???
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #679 on: February 11, 2019, 09:33:16 PM »
It's nice to see a place from yesteryear that's still recognizable, today.

I lived in an Arkansas town named Paragould. The founding fathers used the names of James W. Paramore and Jay Gould whose railroads formed the crossing where the town was built. http://www.downtownparagould.com/images/730/mural-17173.jpg

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