Didbrook: A thump or blow to the belly which results in the recipient expelling all available oxygen from the body. A term used in rugby. Recipient likely not to get back on their feet for some time, and will wheeze for days, and be dazed for weeks.

Damery: The sort of things that women keep very deep in their handbags for unforeseen circumstances that men have no knowledge of. Much better that way.


A Guide to Gloucestershire Place Names and their True Meaning.

This is another in the series from my considered in depth research into this esoteric subject.


Didbrook is a small village on the way north of Cheltenham and Damery is a place I thought was in the area but does not seem to exist, although there is a Damery Lane in the area that does not go anywhere in particular. I may be wrong, I frequently am.

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