The hap­less street

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - By RON GRA­HAM

I can think of few things

sil­lier Than to name a street

Gre­vil­lia, Yet they did, with signpost

neat, To a hap­less Redridge Street. Yes, the er­ror’s in­dis­putable, But the coun­cil heads

in­scrutable Thought the mail might

mis­di­rect If the spell­ing were cor­rect. Thus the coun­cil heads all

prat­tled on, Three long years the people

bat­tled on, Cam­paigned hard un­til the

date Coun­cil set its records

straight. Now re­stored the name

fa­mil­iar! Rule Queen’s English! Hail

Gre­vil­lea! Now the name ends right

with ea, Let’s all have a cup of tea.

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