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Frogley, Cockhead and Crutch

A Celebration of Humorous Names from Oxfordshire's History

By (author) Paul Sullivan
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Jun 2015
Dimensions: w 97mm h 215mm d 2mm
Weight: 160g
ISBN-10: 075096300X
ISBN-13: 9780750963008
Barcode No: 9780750963008
Synopsis
Willy Cockhead had to live with his name. So too did countless others lumbered with ridiculous monikers, safely hidden away in Oxford's records and censuses - until now. And what names! Some rhyme (Dick Thick), a few are odd (Silly Waters), others you have to say out loud (Rhoda Turtle) and some are just groan-worthy (Blenda Belcher). Uncovered by local author Paul Sullivan and accompanied with strange-but-true anecdotes, this entertaining volume of baffling, ill-thought-out and just plain rude examples champions the people and places of Oxfordshire that got saddled with the daftest of names.

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