(Venus Rides her Chariot: bodl_Douce 195; orig
uploaded by Tony Harrison)
managed to adapt
Adlestrop, Attlesthorp, Bodleian, Dukes of Chandos, Edward Thomas, Heinz, Lord Saye and Sele, Repton, Richard Burton, Sir Thomas Leigh, Tatlestrop, Tedestrop, Tiddlestrop, Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, You Tube
(Adlestrop station sign in bus shelter, 2007.
photo: Graham Horn)
Yes, I remember Adlestrop-
the name, because, quite uncertain,
of its precise pronunciation,
I referred to Richard Burton
(You Tube.) Was that a mistake?
Once yclyped Tatlestrop, I trow-
where Repton landscaped Thomas Leigh’s lake.
‘Lee’, or ‘Lay?’ I don’t really know.
The church -St Mary Magdalene-
or should I call it ‘Maudlin?’
was linked to the Dukes of Chandos
(Shandos?) [ note to self: Google the Bodleian]
Now I’m getting into a strop.
As for Twistleton-Wykham-Fiennes
of Tedestrop, or Attlestrop
or Tiddlestrop, it is like Heinz
It is hard to get it all off pat.
So, the present Lord Saye and Sele
shortened the whole shebang to ‘Nat.’