“Random encounters with the unusual” is a repository for the oddities that me and Mrs J have encountered on our travels, which we find interesting or amusing in some way. Have a look, maybe you will find something interesting or amusing herein.

Friday, 13 July 2012

A Very Strange Lake

In Wiltshire there are two small hamlets called Wilsford and Lake, this leads to there being an interesting hamlet in between them called Wilsford Cum Lake, where Cum means “together” or “with”. Whenever I drive pass this road sign it makes me smile, as I can imagine some hapless tourist (who does not understand the peculiarities of the English language) expecting to see a rather odd and salty lake nearby.

In the background of the picture, you will notice that there is a barrow in the field to the left of the sign. Barrows are ancient burial mounds and Andrew May discusses this and other barrows in his Forteana Blog.

I did send this picture into Fortean Times, and the response was that they would consider if they could feature it. So watch this space..

Pictures, Wiltshire (February 2012).

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