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Word: lynx
pLACE-NAME: Lostford

This is a place-name that originally meant ‘the ford of the lynx’. A lynx is a type of wild, big cat that used to roam Britain in the medieval period, but became extinct here hundreds of years ago. This name tells us that lynx were once associated with this part of Shropshire. Lynx like a habitat with lots of woodland.

Helpful story hints: Was the Lostford lynx a lone cat, or part of a pack? Where did the lynx live? Near people, or far away from them? When might you see a lynx – at night, or during the day? What colour eyes did the lynx have? What colour fur? How many lynx were there in Shropshire?

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