I was round Dad's today and said
"I see there is a house like yours for sale down Bunces Hill".
Now that seems a fairly routine statement but it got me thinking. How many people would know what I meant?
The term Bunces Hill was probably used by a bunch of people who lived there in the 70's. Bunces was the sweet shop at the bottom of the hill near where my folks live and I passed it going to school! I imagine 95% of the people living there now wouldn't have a clue what I was on about.
Years ago someone I know gave directions and referred to the Saxon Inn Hotel. Again I know where that is but the Saxon Inn has had many changes of name since!
Perhaps sadder is that the village names that went to make up my home town are now being forgotten.