Tredworth: Shoes with a very large sole as used by teddy boys.

Tuffley: One of those men who go out every Friday and Saturday night in a white tight t shirt and jeans, no coat, whatever the weather. The female version wears very high heels and a ‘dress’ that grips in certain areas and makes her body wobble like a Mexican wave. Perpetual motion.

Tunley: Moody. Uncooperative and sullen like a 14 year old.


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.


Tredworth is an area of the City of Gloucester, as is Tuffley. Tunley is a tiny barely visible place between Stroud and Cirencester with mysterious woods and lovely vistas.

This is from the archive and worth perhaps a second glance, I had a lot of fun writing these meanings to Gloucestershire place names, snorting to myself at times. Find an unusual place name and try it yourself, it’s a totally useless occupation, but there are many of them.

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