Aren't there any Council records which might help the explanation (apols if
you have already told the list that there aren't, I keep getting these
messages out of order and, having seen other people's replies to you with
their suggestions, only received your original e-mail with the question this
From: Rose, Edwin [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 06 January 2004 08:41
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: re A Dotty Question
I think we are going a little wild here. I am not disagreeing that the
Celtic word pwcca is the same in origin as the English word Puck. But Puck
has been known as Puck since Shakespeare's time at least, and probably long
before. To suggest that in 1850 a town council in Norfolk would say Let us
rename that road - it is supposed to be haunted - what do you call the
things? Pwccas? Call it Polka Road then. No no!
We do however have a shoal near Cromer which is called Robin Friend on the
same basis as Puck being called Robin Goodfellow, to make it well disposed
I have spoken to relatives in Abercarn who were somewhat indignant over the
idea they would confuse Pwcca Trwyn with The Polka
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