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« on: December 18, 2002, 04:57:21 pm »
Does anyone know anything about why people in Hertfordshire are called hedgehogs?
I would appreciate any information, contact numbers or pointers for an article I am writing!

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Re: Hedgehogs
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2002, 05:49:22 pm »
Taken from Hitchin Rugby FC webpages:

'The term 'Hertfordshire Hedgehog', was used to describe the inhabitants of North Hertfordshire, goes back a long way. In the country dialect a 'hedgehog' was a stout club and the men of North Hertfordshire were noted for their clannish and prickly behaviour.'

Hope this helps!

James Bentall, Brookmans Park, Herts.
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