Since it is new year, and I have a lot of new followers, I thought it was about time to explain my blog name once again.
My first name is Pete. (Well, Peter. But I prefer Pete.)
Beetley is a place, a village in Norfolk near the town of Dereham, in the east of England. Here is proof.
Beetley is not my surname.
It has nothing to do with beetle insects, Volkswagen Beetle cars, or the English band The Beatles.
It is derived from an ancient Anglo-Saxon word, ‘Betel'(also ‘Bietel’), meaning a wooden mallet or hammer. This area was known for the production of Oak hammers and mallets during the Anglo-Saxon period. (410AD until 1066AD)
So when I started this blog in 2012, I chose the name of where I live, and my first name, coming up with ‘Beetleypete’.
Not very exciting or inventive, but there you go.