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    I's a shame they couldn't fit any of the very old lanes in our towns that began with the word 'Grope' in there. I think all have been renamed now and there is even a Wikipedia page on them!
    Interestingly they have mostly renamed to things like 'Grape Lane' and 'Union Lane'.
    BTW, this is true and I'm not being smutty here. It's an interesting part of our history

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    Oh, and there is an Electric Avenue in Harrogate

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    We have the Piddle Valley down here in Dorset, which has such gems as Piddlehinton and Piddletrenthide around it, but also Puddletown, which was renamed when Queen Victoria visited the area lest it offend her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Oh, and there is an Electric Avenue in Harrogate
    I forgot about that one. I grew up in Harrogate

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    I drive past Labour-in-Vain Drove every morning, in Billinghay, Lincs. Bit depressing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I forgot about that one. I grew up in Harrogate
    That's it! You're now officially known as 'Posh Geek'

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    tabal.png Not much else you can do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    That's it! You're now officially known as 'Posh Geek'
    Living so close to Tunbridge Wells as I do now, there is no hope for me...

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    Did anyone else see the Comic Relief thing a few years back, where the cast of The Inbetweeners went on a tour of rude place names? I think those were towns/villages, not streets though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    tabal.png Not much else you can do...
    Turns out going into the West with the Elves was not as glamorous as Bilbo had hoped for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    ...rude place names? I think those were towns/villages, not streets though.
    Link: Auto complete Map of the UK [NSFW - Language]:Post: [NSFW] Vaguely Rude Place Names Of The World

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    I have a few by me (Brum)

    Bell End
    Whores Lane (Both of which was seen on the Inbetweeners red nose trip to find rude place names)
    and i saw the other day, "WhyNot Avenue", made me chuckle.

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    Epsom has a Pleasure Pit Lane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Oh, and there is an Electric Avenue in Harrogate
    And Brixton of course, which is the street that Eddy Grant's song is named after.

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