Speckled Wood, Ore

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stevmag
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Speckled Wood, Ore

Postby stevmag » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:32 pm

Long time ago I used to attend Sandown Junior School. At end of day I used to walk down Sandown Road, cut across what is shown on maps as Speckled Wood, to get to Percy Road. Now we never used to call Speckled Wood by that name, but I cannot remember what we did call it. Anybody any ideas please?.

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Re: Speckled Wood, Ore

Postby Richard » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:22 am

The woodland valley was called the ‘Oller’ by local people.

As in 'The Hollow' but slang form, typical S.E. dropping of the 'H' seems likely. :)


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