TM1945 : Sweet Shade

taken 5 years ago, near to Rushmere st Andrew, Suffolk, Great Britain

Sweet Shade
Sweet Shade
The end of the wonderfully named Humber Doucy Lane at Playford Road on the edge of Ipswich.

The origin of the name I got from
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"...Someone told me that it comes from the French for sweet shade, which would be “ombre doucer” or something.' Thanks to Norma for the suggestion. The Anglo-Saxon 'Humbre' and the Latin verb 'umbro' suggest "to cover with shadows". The name ‘Humber Doucy’ came about in the same way that Ypres became ‘Wipers’ during World War I. And this goes back to the Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) when Ipswich had a number of militia barracks and also played host to a number of French prisoners of war. On their hot march to and from whatever labour they were required to due during incarceration (working in the fields, perhaps?) they were grateful for the cool shade of the trees along this path/lane, so called it “ombre doucer” or possibly more correctly "ombre douce”. Sweet shade it is."
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 12 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Road Junction 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1980 4535 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:3.7737N 1:12.3071E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 19714 45265
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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