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Started by Dubris on Dec 30, 2020 9:58:00 AM
Lost in Plucks Gutter

Laboured Whimsy, occasional seriousness and the marshy bit towards the mouth of the River Stour.

Talk about it here.

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Dubris - 30 Dec 2020 09:59:03 (#1 of 2096)

In all its glory:

[there was a link here, but it didn't work so I removed it. Not that Plucks Gutter has much glory to it]

Reindeerlia - 30 Dec 2020 09:59:17 (#2 of 2096)

Here!

nemo75 - 30 Dec 2020 10:00:41 (#3 of 2096)

Ooooh!

Sabacious - 30 Dec 2020 10:06:45 (#4 of 2096)

It has the Dog and Duck.

surferbaublewhatever - 30 Dec 2020 10:07:26 (#5 of 2096)

You realise some of us can't see a provocation like that and not go straight on Google Maps to find out more?

Either there's more than one Stour or I've been wrong about where it was all my life!

Dubris - 30 Dec 2020 10:09:01 (#6 of 2096)

There are a great many rivers called the Stour, I think. Obviously the one in East Kent is the best.

Sabacious - 30 Dec 2020 10:09:03 (#7 of 2096)

There are five river Stours in England.

surferbaublewhatever - 30 Dec 2020 10:09:45 (#8 of 2096)

That sounds like a project (for a time when it feels OK to travel).

FleurDuMal - 30 Dec 2020 10:09:56 (#9 of 2096)

That’s not very imaginative.

FleurDuMal - 30 Dec 2020 10:10:16 (#10 of 2096)

The river names, I mean.

Sabacious - 30 Dec 2020 10:11:25 (#11 of 2096)

Well they were presumably named without knowledge of the other ones. River name etymology is a fascinating subject; some of the oldest names still in use.

MoominChristmasMadness - 30 Dec 2020 10:11:37 (#12 of 2096)

Stour Crazy.

Tomnoddy - 30 Dec 2020 10:12:24 (#13 of 2096)

Five Ouses as well.

Dubris - 30 Dec 2020 10:12:36 (#14 of 2096)

Dover has the River Dour. And it is quite dour because the town does its best to ignore it.

MadamGwenver - 30 Dec 2020 10:13:02 (#15 of 2096)

Quite a lot of Avons as well, I believe.

Dubris - 30 Dec 2020 10:13:40 (#16 of 2096)

The poor old avons really are the River River, aren't they?

FleurDuMal - 30 Dec 2020 10:14:14 (#17 of 2096)

IIRC, ‘Avon’ is an old Celtic word for river.

quartus - 30 Dec 2020 10:14:27 (#18 of 2096)

Has it turned to marsh? In my day, there used to be rowing on it (Plucks Gutter, that is).

Dubris - 30 Dec 2020 10:16:21 (#19 of 2096)

#18 - The Stour? No, definitely a properly flowing river, but the countryside round there has its marshy bits.

Crayola - 30 Dec 2020 10:19:13 (#20 of 2096)

Plucks gutter just sounds like a filthy euphemism

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