In the mid 19th century the main road into Wells next the Sea, Norfolk, was renamed Polka Road. There seems to be no contemporary record of a reason and local guidebooks speak vaguely about the dance being popular at that time. However I have now learned that in the 1930s a footpath to the church in Abercarn, Monmouthshire, was known locally as The Polka; again nobody seems to know why. Any ideas? The information contained in this email is intended only for the person or organization to which it is addressed. If you have received it by mistake, please disregard and notify the sender immediately. Unauthorized disclosure or use of such information may be a breach of legislation or confidentiality and may be legally privileged. Emails sent from and received by Members and employees of Norfolk County Council may be monitored. Unless this email relates to Norfolk County Council business it will be regarded by the Council as personal and will not be authorized by or sent on behalf of the Council. The sender will have sole responsibility for any legal actions or disputes that may arise.