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    Weird Road Names [UK]

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    A collection of 'odd' street names organised into categories and with links to Google Street View:


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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
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    there used to be a good one in your neck of the woods conisborough been renamed but there used to be a butt hole road

    and where the south yorkshire police helicopter is/was is on lettsby avenue
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    We have a God's Blessing Lane which is sweet, and an Avenue Road which is just weird

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    I live on a road with "crescent" in the name that's perfectly straight, so I make a habit of spotting such oxymoron roads

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    Cold Bath Road is my favourite in Birmingham

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    Near me is Dry Hill Park Road which sounds like they bunged together all the words they could think of.

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    Near me is Thong Lane (in fact the secondary school I went to is on it), it gets it name from the fact there is a tiny hamlet at the end (of about 10 farm houses) called (you guessed it) Thong.

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    My Ex used to live in Happy Bottom. We also have a Crack Lane, a Melancholy Lane and a Shatters Hill...

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    There is a Water Road in Reading which isn't funny in itself, however it does amuse me that the Fire Station is on that road :-)

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    Oooo... That reminds me. Broadstone Library is on Story Lane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    Oooo... That reminds me. Broadstone Library is on Story Lane.
    It is - I am visiting it this very day - strangely enough
    Poole has a "Barbers Piles" as well

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    Ahhh good to see 'Bell End' in Wollaston is on the list.
    Makes me chuckle every time I drive past it

    Edit: Just noticed 'Memory Lane' in Leicester, I drive past that church all the time and never saw the road name. Another little chuckle point on my journey

    Edit 2: Ok last edit, but the Father-in-Law lives on Water-Ma-Trout and yeah it makes me laugh too
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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    there used to be a good one in your neck of the woods conisborough been renamed but there used to be a butt hole road

    and where the south yorkshire police helicopter is/was is on lettsby avenue
    Yeah heard of Butt Hole Road before.

    The Police didn't end up on Letsby Avenue by mistake, it was a joke by the developer during the planning of a new road that stuck:

    Street name chimes with its station | UK news | The Guardian

    And I'm glad to see Long Line just outside Sheffield made it to the "conceptual" section. Guess what? It's a long straight road!

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    the Father-in-Law lives on Water-Ma-Trout and yeah it makes me laugh too
    There's a road called Whip Ma Whop Ma Gate in York. You have to wonder how such place names come about, don't you!



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