Sunday, February 24, 2008

Fictitious names

We occasionally see boats purporting to come from places where there is no navigable waterway such as (I'm making this up now) Calibar - Stow on the Wold, and we assume the reference is to the owner's home. Last year we met up with Robin and Laura who keep their boat Miss Matty at our boatyard and thought nothing of the place "Cranford" written below. Nor did we know who Miss Matty was. My knowledge of English literature is pretty limited so that it was only when the Cranford TV series appeared recently that I put two and two together.

I wonder how many other boats carry fictitious place names. As a collector of trivia I'll keep a count from now on.

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