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stee
640630.  Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:53 am Reply with quote

We've got a few cracking ones reet oop north:

Once Brewed and Twice Brewed

Longbenton - stick an 'e' on the end and divide into three words (as we all did as children), and which is also very near to Wideopen...

Hartburn - does a good range of antacids

The original New York (just next to Shiremoor)

Windy Nook (in Gateshead)

and, Slaggyford (on the A689)

 
trixibella
642945.  Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:35 pm Reply with quote

Pratts Bottom has already been mentioned in an earlier post but I am not sure if anyone has said that one of the neighbouring villages is called Badgers Mount. Sadly I don't think that the two locations actually appear together on a signpost because that would be too hilarious for words!

Badgers Mount

Pratts Bottom

Talking of combinations of village names on roadsigns, there is a signpost in Kent that points to Ham Sandwich. Sandwich being a fairly large town and Ham a small village nearby. Regrettably I don't have a photo as the sign keeps mysteriously disappearing.

 
graytart
643317.  Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:10 pm Reply with quote

Come By Chance, Newfoundland
Dildo, Newfoundland
Black Tickle, Newfoundland
Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!, Québec

 
nitwit02
643362.  Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:40 pm Reply with quote

And of course, there is Climax, SK.

In another thread which I can't seem to find, suze showed a picture of the sign at roadside as you leave Climax ...

 
suze
643416.  Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:59 am Reply with quote

I think it must ha' been pruned. But since it's still on my Photobucket ...



And while we're at it ...

 
hassan el kebir
647423.  Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:54 am Reply with quote

In Gloucestershire there is the village of Cold Aston which has the alternative name of Aston Blank. Are there any other villages with more than one name?

 
zomgmouse
647546.  Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:39 pm Reply with quote

http://oddee.com/item_96898.aspx
http://oddee.com/item_96638.aspx

Not places really but roads (the second one is intersections).

 
suze
647578.  Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:24 pm Reply with quote

Some of those street signs are what you might call fictitious, are they not?

There really was a Butt Hole Road in Conisbrough near Doncaster though, but as noted it has by now changed its name. Butt Hole Lane in Shepshed, Leicestershire hasn't though - put LE12 9BN into Google Maps, and check out the road upon which the football stadium stands (it is the home of Shepshed Dynamo FC, of the Unibond Northern Premier League).

I'm not convinced about Slutshole Lane, which is alleged to be in Spooner Row, Norfolk - if it's really there, Google Maps doesn't know about it. Fanny Hands Lane in Ludford, Lincolnshire really exists though (put LN8 6AL into Google Maps and zoom right in). Or try NN9 6DF, in Raunds, Northamptonshire.

 
Spud McLaren
647580.  Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:27 pm Reply with quote

Resurrection of a year-old post:
Peregrine Arkwright wrote:
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Hope

West of Sheffield, south-east of Manchester, there is a village called Hope.
What do you call people who live in Hope?
Peregrine Arkwright
It's said in the area that there's many a one lives in Hope...


...as has never been in Castleton.

Allowance for local dialect (and a look at the map) will explain this one.

Also from my home county or just over the border, there's a village called Flash (once famous for counterfeiting coinage, hence the expression "flash money"), and the neighbouring features Flash Bottom and Cheeks Hill.

And what is it with Barton and beans? In Notts there is a Barton-in-the-Beans, and just down the road (I think in Leics) there is Barton-in-Fabis.

 
Jenny
647594.  Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:03 pm Reply with quote

Barton is an old dialect word for farmyard - at any rate, it is in Thomas Hardy's poem The Ruined Maid.

 
Moosh
647605.  Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:25 pm Reply with quote

Is the village of Hope connected to Hope Hospital in Salford? I'd be most disappointed if that were so, I always thought it was just a nice name.

 
nitwit02
647630.  Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:48 pm Reply with quote

There is also a town called Hope in British Columbia.

 
soup
647658.  Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:39 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Some of those street signs are what you might call fictitious, are they not?


What like this :-


Last edited by soup on Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:43 am; edited 1 time in total

 
thegrandwazoo
647717.  Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:24 am Reply with quote

Spud McLaren wrote:
Resurrection of a year-old post:
Peregrine Arkwright wrote:
.
Hope

West of Sheffield, south-east of Manchester, there is a village called Hope.
What do you call people who live in Hope?
Peregrine Arkwright
It's said in the area that there's many a one lives in Hope...


...as has never been in Castleton.

Allowance for local dialect (and a look at the map) will explain this one.

Also from my home county or just over the border, there's a village called Flash (once famous for counterfeiting coinage, hence the expression "flash money"), and the neighbouring features Flash Bottom and Cheeks Hill.

And what is it with Barton and beans? In Notts there is a Barton-in-the-Beans, and just down the road (I think in Leics) there is Barton-in-Fabis.


Is that the same Flash that was in the Guinness BoR as the highest village in England?

 
Spud McLaren
647720.  Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:29 am Reply with quote

thegrandwazoo wrote:
Is that the same Flash that was in the Guinness BoR as the highest village in England?
I believe it is, and that it has the 2nd highest pub.

 

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