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 Post subject: Re: Freudesheim
PostPosted: 01 Nov 2017, 13:43 
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Frieda lives in a house that's also called Cartref in Howells during the war, after she leaves Plas Gwyn
Ty-Gwyn, Frank and Phoebe's house in Howells
Sonnenhofen, where the Graves and Peters initially live when they move to the Platz
Cordelliers, Frank and Phoebe's later Platz home
The Elisehütte, Platz residence of the Elstobs, Rutherfords and Everetts.

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Thanks to both of you.
Are there any more?


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At work so can't check right now, but is the Rutherfords' English home Brentwood Hall or something?

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The Rutherfords' English home is Brettingham Park, Northumberland, northeast of Newcastle


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Thanks Elder, knew it began with a B. :D

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Thanks to both of you. Are there any more?
There's the Pfeiffens' abode - Wald Villa, isn't it?


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Yes, Wald Villa :D . Which I think translates as Forest Villa, which sounds like it ought to be a Midlands football team, but never mind. It still makes more sense than a house in the Bernese Oberland being called Pension Wellington!

I think the best one is Pretty Maids, the Maynards' family home ... which Jo and Jack give away. It's certainly original!

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And in one book Merry Maids!


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Elder in Ontario wrote:
The Rutherfords' English home is Brettingham Park, Northumberland, northeast of Newcastle


I love the name "Brettingham Park" and also like "the Round House".


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Alison H wrote:
= It still makes more sense than a house in the Bernese Oberland being called Pension Wellington!


It wasn't uncommon for tourist areas hoping to attract the "rich" English to have hotels with English-connected names.


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Alison H wrote:
I think the best one is Pretty Maids, the Maynards' family home ...


It's a lovely name. Makes you wonder if the original owner just really liked nursery rhymes.

Always wondered why it was given away though. Why not keep it for Steve in case he wants to live in the UK?

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Alison H wrote:
Yes, Wald Villa :D . Which I think translates as Forest Villa,


Yes. I have narrow areas of German language - waldhonig and blumenhonig (forest honey and flower honey) are usually on our shopping list to bring home from Pertisau.

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Alison H wrote:
I think the best one is Pretty Maids, the Maynards' family home ...

It's a lovely name. Makes you wonder if the original owner just really liked nursery rhymes.

Always wondered why it was given away though. Why not keep it for Steve in case he wants to live in the UK?


I'd assumed it was for tax reasons - inheritance tax was still at 80% in the 1960s.


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I knew someone who finally moved into a house with a downstairs loo.

She promptly renamed it 'Lautrec'.

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We live in Normandy our address is "lise Clair" along with the original big house 4 bungalows 10 other chalets and a couple of residential caravans
Only individual identification our name is on the post box on the front fence house numbers outside towns and villages are extremely rare if non existant


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I love house names in villages and small communities when they are the only means by which the house can be identified. Not so keen on them where there is already a street/road etc name and number. Just yet something else to write although fine if people just use name on outside of house.

Where I live though some of the houses have Gaelic names and it is always the worst writers who have the most complicated house names.


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Always wondered why it was given away though. Why not keep it for Steve in case he wants to live in the UK?

I'd assumed it was for tax reasons - inheritance tax was still at 80% in the 1960s.


:shock:

Add Meldon to house names. The house that Jacynth Hardy and her aunt live in.

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I'd completely forgotten Meldon - thanks, Joyce!

Compared to some of those we've mentioned, I do feel it was unimaginative of the Christy/ Christie family to have something just referred to as 'The Big House' but then houses sometimes name themselves, and it was probably one of the few landmarks on St Briavel's Island.


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It is a bit naff :lol: :lol: . If it was the lord-of-the-manor type house on the island, then St Briavel's Hall would have been more appropriate. Or maybe it had originally had a proper name but the locals all referred to it as "The Big House" and it just stuck.

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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2017, 20:13 
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In one book, Die Rosen is misnamed Die Blumen - I don't know if that counts as a house name!


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I'd have thought so - though I do wonder how helpful some of these names were in distinguishing one house from another! Die Blumen is hardly specific.


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