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Unusual Place Names
04-Jun-2009, 05:39 PM
Post: #11
 
Upper and Lower Slaughter in The Cotswalds. And don't forget this little one.
LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGO
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04-Jun-2009, 08:24 PM
Post: #12
 
Since both Upper and Lower Slaughter are accessible down the same side-road off the A44(?), the sign says "The Slaughters". When we lived in Kenilworth, it was one of our favorite places to visit.
LlanfairPG uses the full name plus".com" as its website address. Incidentally, Noel, you missed the "CH" off the end.


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Leyland resident 1941-1965, emigrated to the US in 1968,
retired to Anacortes, Washington State, USA in 1999.
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04-Jun-2009, 11:59 PM
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How many letters in that?
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05-Jun-2009, 10:16 AM
Post: #14
 
quote:

Originally posted by batteryhen

How many letters in that?



Another two now.[Big Grin]
Thanks for pointing that out Frank.
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05-Jun-2009, 11:44 PM
Post: #15
 
One, I think you'll find...
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19-Jun-2009, 04:51 PM
Post: #16
 
Also in Durham there is a place called 'Pity Me'.

No Place and Pity Me - sounds like they like to eat worms over there.
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17-May-2011, 12:48 PM
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There's a village in the Tamar Valley near Plymouth called "Chip Shop"!

Then again, on my way to work at Westward TV one morning, I noticed a window sticker on a camper van which read "Upper Downham Motors". I went straight to the library at work and scoured a gazetteer to see if there was a Lower Downham, or for that matter a Higher Upham. No, there's "Lesser Downham" and a "Greater Upham". I was rather disappointed!

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17-May-2011, 07:55 PM
Post: #18
 
There is a hamlet near Richmond Yorkshire called Booze,but you cant as there's pub.If your need a rest you might try Rest and be thankful, located Argyll Scotland
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20-May-2011, 12:30 PM
Post: #19
 
At the risk of going off on a tangent, a mate and I used to drink in a certain pub near Euxton which made the national press once for the notice nailed to a tree at the entrance to the car park. It read "THE TRAVELLERS' REST - NO COACHES"

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01-Mar-2016, 01:51 PM
Post: #20
RE: Unusual Place Names
Coming originally from the south side of Birmingham, I recall two odd place names around the area - "Pink Green" and "California", both within a short drive of the Birmingham boundary.
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