Harrogate, Yorkshire

Near Harrogate station is a hairdresser's named 'Twenty Two over Seven'. The owner is a Polish refugee with a long name like Pychovski which was simplified to Pye(?). As a result he tried to name his business π, but the local council, telephone company, etc. couldn't deal with a name using a Greek letter. He then tried to name it '22/7', but had the same problem, so he had to spell out the numbers. His shop window has Π, '22/7' and 'twenty two over seven' all painted on it. [Information from Roger Webster.]

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