[Piccadilly Corner]

1960 , Alburgh (Norfolk)

Paul Jennings travels to Piccadilly Corner to discover the true origin of its name.

The film begins with reporter Paul Jennings arriving by car at Piccadilly Corner, Alburgh. He parks, leaves his car and explains the purpose of his visit; to discover the origin of the name Piccadilly Corner. This he describes as pretty rural and highlights some impressive thatched buildings before searching out local people. The first interviewee is a lady hedger and ditcher. She, however, has lived in the village for a short time and knows nothing about the origins of Piccadilly Corner. The second, an elderly lady, believes that is was named in honour of people who moved to the area from London. They were so jolly it was just like Piccadilly Circus. An interviewee from London knows nothing of this theory but an elderly gentleman confirms the London theory, adding more detail. Back at the farmhouse on Piccadilly Corner, Paul Jennings spots one significant difference between the two places; a sign reading Foul Pest. Please dip your feet.

Background Information

Between 1949 and 1966 Paul Jennings worked for the Observer for whom he wrote a column entitled Oddly Enough. He was noted for comic essays. He lived in Orford, Suffolk, where he died in 1989

Manifestations

[Piccadilly Corner]

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