BOTULF

April 7, 2020 admin 0

ROSE BERGERON – Ever since moving to Peterborough in 2000, I have been intrigued by an enigmatic sign reading ‘Botulf’ (Greenzine, 2016) standing by the pedestrian bridge in between No Frills and the Holidays Inn.  What, in 1884, led the Canadian Pacific Railway to choose a name of Norse origins for its Peterborough railway point?  The suffix “ulf” means wolf, as in Adolf (noble wolf), Randolph, Beowulf, etc.  Other regional railway sidings bear predictable English-sounding […]