I live in Staines!!!

As it states above I live in Staines, which is by the River Thames.
I do
NOT live in "Staines-upon-Thames"

Staines, albeit spelt Stanes,
appears in the Middlesex section of the Domesday Book of 1086.
and not  "STANES-UPON-THAMES"

Afterall everyone calls "Walton-on-Thames" - Walton

                                          "Kingston-upon-Thames" - Kingston

                                          "Henley-upon-Thames" - Henley

Even London is called London and not "London-on-Thames"

So whats the point?
Everyone will still call it
Staines.
Just so a few people can think they live in a better place!




© Phil Knight 2013