Obscure words

Roughly 20 years ago I was sent for work to visit a house in a small village about an hour from where I lived. I had never previously been to the village and the address I was given was fairly nondescript, something like 12, Church Street but no house name was given. On the way down I was thinking of a friend of mine from school days [20 years previously] and his brother, who I knew a little. The brother had recently married a girl who was studying shoe design in London at Cordwainers College, part of the London school of fashion. I thought about what a wonderful word cordwainer was, the almost extinct term for a shoemaker. Upon arriving at the house I walked to to front door and saw a small sign with the name of the house, Cordwainers Cottage.
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Date submitted:Mon, 12 Mar 2018 23:05:42 +0000Coincidence ID:9920