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By Eric Shackle
“Always try to rub against money, for if you rub against money long enough, some of it may rub off on you.” (from Damon Runyon’s story, A Very Honourable Guy).
Dough, moolah, rhino, spondulicks… there are more slang words for money than for anything else apart from sex and drink and since you may need money to obtain the other two, money should take pride of place. When it comes to places, there are villages named Penny Bridge (Cumbria), Shillingford (Devon and Oxfordshire), and Pound Bank (Worcestershire). Scotland’s smallest county, Clackmannanshire, has a village named Dollar. The map shows it’s near Dollarbank, Dollarbeg and the Burn of Sorrow.
The following British places have money names:
PENNY: Penny Bridge, Cumbria; Pennyfuir, Argyll &