Beggars Bush: A Perambulation through the Disciplines of History, Geography, Archaeology, Literature, Philology, Natural History, Botany, Biography & Beggary

Feeling ever so slightly proud of myself

When I was at school it was one of my ambitions (along with playing full-back for England and bass with Miles Davis or the Allman Brothers Band) to know more about something than single subject than anyone else in the world. My other ambitions not having been achieved I may now know more about Beggars Bush than any other living person, though I don’t think it makes me a better person.

However, I do feel a sense of achievement in having an refereed article published in the journal of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland. That can now be cited as Howlett, N, ‘The place-name Beggars Bush‘, Nomina, 34 (2011) p.133.

I would like to thanks the editor, Maggie Scott, and the anonymous referee for their help in putting into coherent simple form my findings about the use of the place-name and its meaning. I have tried to acknowledge in the article and on this website the many other people who have helped me over the many years I have wrestled with this subject. Thank you again all of you.

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I am also awaiting publication of an article in The Annals of Huntingdonshire which concentrates on the place-name at Godminster, and the influence of Christopher Saxton’s maps in the distribution of the name.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “Feeling ever so slightly proud of myself”

  1. 1: Janet Pennington said at 10:42 am on November 10th, 2013:

    Great news Neil, after all your hard work! Good to know BB is now ‘out there’ and available for researchers. Funnily enough, I have just been reading through all the copies of Locus Focus, the sadly defunct Sussex Place Names Net publication edicted by Richard Coates. We do miss him here in Sussex.
    Congratulations! and best wishes, as more BBs will now come trickling in to add to your burdens! Janet

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