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From Grimsby to Bognor – the surprisingly romantic origins of Britain's ugliest place names


It might seem unlikely, but Croydon is named after the beautiful plant that gives us saffron

But it turns out that some of the UK’s least glamorous place names have surprisingly romantic origins. From a valley of saffron in south London to a lost legend about a fisherman named ‘Grim’ – these are the etymological roots of Britain’s ugliest place names.

Read more: The Telegraph


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