Friday, 2 September 2011
Lesser spotted Britain
I'm well aware of a fairly local signpost that points to Ham (half a mile) and Sandwich (3 miles). As you can imagine, it is a very popular place to take a photo.
These signposts, though, I thought were made up but in fact all the places do exist. Fryup is a hamlet in North Yorkshire near Great Fryup Dale. Stove was a small community in Shetland but now consists of a single occupied dwelling. Cow Roast is a hamlet near Tring in Hertfordshire. Its name is thought to come from Cow Rest, being a stopping place with pens and grazing for cattle drovers. Chipshop though, I really did think was made up, but I was wrong. It does exist and is a village in Devon.
So, I stand corrected. These are real signposts, or so it seems.
This is a post for Postcard Friendship Friday hosted on Beth Niquette's blog The Best Hearts are Crunchy.
Posted by Sheila @ A Postcard a Day at 2.9.11