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hassan el kebir
807123.  Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:07 pm Reply with quote

I thought all of Hull was a council estate ;-)

807124.  Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:08 pm Reply with quote

Not quite all :-)

Spud McLaren
807137.  Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:08 pm Reply with quote

There's the docks...

807303.  Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:22 am Reply with quote

Gi' ower or I'll bray yer!

(See, you can take the girl out of Hull...)

920821.  Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:09 am Reply with quote

In the Victoria, Australia, town of Ballarat, I saw and photographed a 'Pencilmark Lane' sign.

920855.  Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:23 am Reply with quote

I wonder if the map was drawn first or the road was named first, or there was an accidental mark on the map which meant the road had to be built to match!

961036.  Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:28 pm Reply with quote

gobshite wrote:
Cockle Dick's Lane in was named after a doctor called Warren Boulding !!

About 5 minutes walk from Cockle Dick's Lane is Knob Hall Lane. Just near the end of Knob Hall Lane, on Marshside Road, is 'Donkey Jem's Cottage.'

961141.  Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:14 am Reply with quote

Welcome to the forums, Gronglebert :-)

961146.  Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:18 am Reply with quote

Not in England, but in colonial days O'Connell Street was Sackville street, and the entire neighbourhood was thus

Henry Street
Sackville Street
First Street
Earl Street
Of Lane
Talbot Street



961159.  Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:47 am Reply with quote

Hang on a minute, I'm sure Lord Silchester's Variation applies here - I can do a single loop on the diagonal and...

...Mornington Crescent!


961166.  Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:53 am Reply with quote

Rottenrow in Glasgow amongst other places, Weegies would have you believe it is derived from the Gaelic for Road of the kings, apparently more likely to be derived from a row of rat infested dwellings.

1281980.  Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:35 pm Reply with quote

[quote="wobs"][quote="Ian Dunn"]Here's something odd. There was a man from Humberside who was murdered near Snuff Mill Lane.


Humberside? Where's that?

Snuff Mill Lane is in East Riding of Yorkshire ;). Goes from Cottingham to Hull and is little more than a track, which I've travelled on my bike, but only in daylight hours of course.

Others in Hull: LAND OF GREEN GINGER- has a blue plaque, which gives no indication of where the name comes from.

Also: Dagger Lane[/quote]

As to THE LAND OF GREEN GINGER with a plaque, there is a first edition of the children's book I saw recently, priced in the thousands , by Noel Langley It is a very clever book tho I haven't read it since the age of 5. It introduces Aladdin's son and this is very hazy, but I think involved children having adventures by going to an island that then flew off to various adventures and I think there was a lot of excitement about getting back to the island to escape whatever excitements that were happening


Same title of a book written by Winifred Holtby.

I think one of her books made an historical tv series? Was it called East Riding?

1281981.  Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:39 pm Reply with quote

[quote="Jenny"]My favourite is a street in Hull called The Land Of Green Ginger.[/quote]

Is that because of the book/s?

1282022.  Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:06 pm Reply with quote

I grew up in Hull, and I think the street name came before the book.

I think the book by Winifred Holtby that you're thinking of was called South Riding, which I enjoyed both reading and watching the TV adaptation - it was a very thinly disguised picture of Hull. She also wrote rather a good book called Anlaby Wold.

1282024.  Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:15 pm Reply with quote

Choice one I found a few weeks ago, dick shaped.

Bellenden Gardens in Edinburgh.

Supposedly named after a writer of that name... yeah right.

*apparently there's another one in Peckham.


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