Guiting Power

Guiting Power: The uncanny way that a vicar is able to pedal a very heavy bicycle at a constant speed no matter what the gradient of the slope or the load carried in the front basket. There is always a front basket.

Gotherington: Curtains with too many pleats that hang down in a semi circle. Sometimes referred to disparagingly as ‘tart’s knickers’, but Gotherington is the proper term. The phrase: ‘This room you’ve decorated in purple would be further much enhanced if you were to have a Gotherington finish to the drapes’.

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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.

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Guiting Power is in the Cotswolds, up in the hills, not far from the Slaughters ( I kid you not, Upper and Lower Slaughter are two villages not far away. Both of these places need no special meaning ) Gotherington is a village north of Cheltenham.

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