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Re: 'Fingerpost' Direction Signs...

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Two nice ones found yesterday out on a bile ride :)

A Northants one:
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And a Bedfordshire village sign...
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Nicely shows what a glorious day it was weather-wise for the 17th November!

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CitroJim wrote:
18 Nov 2018, 08:03
And a Bedfordshire village sign...

Just added a finishing touch to the bottom left corner Jim hope you dont mind...

That was Simon Templar taking the picture for you wasn't it?
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PS You may have missed the Whatsthisthen? Buckinghamshire Speciall

Eventually it got nailed by Gibbo, seems like the history of automotive manufacture in Buckinghamshire is not that well known. I did pose the question "What was the best car to come out of Buckinghamsire?" in the final reveal...maybe you could let us know your view :-D

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Bit of colateral trivia Jim....

Obviously of the two directions on your fingerpost "Bozeat" has the more interesting name.

Original home of of the BBC no less, and with subsequent lnks to the football boots worn by Bobby Charlton and Bobby Moore..............
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Interesting on Bozeat Neil :) It's a grotty little village and best avoided - one to pass through rather than linger in... Unlike the other village in the sign - Grendon - and the little village of Easton Maudit where I bagged the sign...

Both are achingly beautiful...

Easton Maudit has a nice church too :)
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The car made in Bucks was unknown to me... I thought only Aston Martins were made here and as they were once made not a Swallow's flight from my house they have to be my choice :)

For me it's a toss-up between the DB5 and the Lagonda...

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
18 Nov 2018, 10:23
That was Simon Templar taking the picture for you wasn't it?


:lol: Yep, he was standing right behind me ;)

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Is Bozeat the only example of "z" in an English place name taking the Serbo-Croat pronunciation?

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van ordinaire wrote:
18 Nov 2018, 23:56
Is Bozeat the only example of "z" in an English place name taking the Serbo-Croat pronunciation?


Around these parts it's pronounced 'Bo-sh1t' :lol:

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Yes, you made a reference to it not being what it was (bit like Eccles really) but then the correct pronunctiation (so far as anything's correctly pronounced in Northants) is all I recall of the place but, depressingly, I've been back in The Smoke for longer than I was up there.