Sunday, 11 December 2016

They walk among us

Local news brings us back to the here and now. These people walk among us and they can vote.

A man who had a bust-up with his wife over a Facebook message has been banned from seeing her after he punched a television during a row in which she had damaged his games console.

Ryan Frost, 22, punched the television set after his wife had pulled the wires out of his computer games console and dropped it on the floor, a court was told.

Prosecuting solicitor Sarah Haslam said: "They had been in a relationship for just over two years and were married in May, 2015, but things were described as being difficult with arguments in the past.


Demetrius said...

When travelling by train in that part of the world in the long past, I was always glad if it did not stop at Spondon.

Sam Vega said...

I don't know Spondon, but I think the name itself might have had some part to play in their misfortunes. It's difficult to imagine it being associated with anything that is not lumpen, damp, and dull. I reckon if the Home Office insisted on re-naming it, they could cut the policing and benefits costs.

A K Haart said...

Demetrius and Sam - it has a long history, but like most places some parts are better than others.

Michael said...

Spon's is a well-known builder's pricing book, and here is some info on 'den'...

" The Old English word denn is a woodland pasture, especially a pasture for pigs.
The "er" part of the place name is the OE ware or wara meaning the dwellers. So Tenterden
is derived from Tenet Wara Denn meaning the swine pasture of the Thanet dwellers.
Newenden down on the Sussex border is "the new woodland pasture" and is not associated
with any particular dwellers, as is Standen, a woodland pasture where the ground is stony
. Biddenden, Bethersden, Rolvenden and Haffenden however refer directly to the settlers who
lived there which were Bidda's, Beaduric's, Hrodwulf's and Herefrid's woodland pastures."

So presumably, Spondon started off as a place where piggeries were priced!

Easy with Google, innit!

A K Haart said...

Scrobs - a valuable place Anglo-Saxon times, although according to Wikipedia it means "gravelly hill". As we know, Wikipedia isn't the last word though. We've been to Standen and very interesting it was too.