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AlmondFacialBar
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

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
PDR
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!


PDR

 
Efros
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.

 
Feralcat
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.


[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/humber/6213025.stm[/url][/quote]

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

AND

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?

 
Feralcat
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?

 
Jenny
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.

 
Efros
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.

 
Spud McLaren
1282025.  Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:19 pm Reply with quote

Having contributed to this thread before, I am wondering quite why I hadn't commented previously - what's "balmy" about street names?

 
Jenny
1282029.  Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:31 pm Reply with quote

I would have used 'barmy' as the spelling, but I don't think it's a big deal.

 
Spud McLaren
1282031.  Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:35 pm Reply with quote

Oh, well; mild and pleasant or frothing with natural yeast. Yer pays yer money ...

 
crissdee
1282051.  Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:39 pm Reply with quote

Efros wrote:
Bellenden Gardens in Edinburgh.

I read that and instantly thought i had seen a road named like that somewhere.
Efros wrote:
there's another one in Peckham.

And there it was, as I used to fix the ticket machines in that station. FYI, a very smelly road, due to the number of butchers and grocers selling "fresh" produce.

 
Feralcat
1282058.  Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:14 pm Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
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.


Thanks for that. I remember trying to remember which compass reading it was and going with east. I knew it wasnt west...

I didnt see the series I just remember that it was being promoted. I don't know why I didn't see it. It would have been at least tried, as likely to be something I would watch

 
Efros
1282066.  Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:29 am Reply with quote

feralcat if you go to your user profile and scroll down to this



check the 'Yes' selector at 'Always allow BB code' and then submit your future posts will display correctly.

 
Jenny
1282093.  Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:38 am Reply with quote

I just corrected the formatting (using my super-powers as moderator) to enable the BBCode and post it with the formatting you intended, Feralcat.

 
Bondee
1286862.  Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:58 pm Reply with quote

Efros wrote:
...

Bellenden Gardens in Edinburgh.

...

*apparently there's another one in Peckham.


I noticed this one when I was looking for a venue in Peckham on Google Maps. The pub about halfway along has a very appropriate name...

 

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