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  • Started 5 days ago by ejstubbs
  • Latest reply from acsimpson

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  1. gembo
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    Lower Prime Gilt Box Street in Kirkaldy is a good un

    Posted 5 days ago #
  2. glasgow megasnake
    Member

    whip-ma-whop-ma gate

    Posted 5 days ago #
  3. piosad
    Member

    A classic

    Posted 5 days ago #
  4. unhurt
    Member

    @piosad I like that very very much!

    @Iwrats An actual justice mill dispensing bulging sacks of righteousness was very appealing.

    The Church of Scotland certainly shapes our characters hereabouts...

    Posted 5 days ago #
  5. Stickman
    Member

    @piosad - is that another Accidental Autobiography Title?

    Posted 4 days ago #
  6. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @piosad.

    Glorious. You could imagine that getting sneaked past a dull-eyed committee too.

    @unhurt

    Scientists say it's radon that seeps up into people's houses from the granite basolith under Aberdeen but it is in fact Scottish Presbyterianism.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  7. Arellcat
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    Next time you're in That London, try this easily missed tourist non-attraction.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  8. acsimpson
    Member

    Back on topic my wife informs me it isn't just an Edinburgh thing.

    Larbert has at least 3 Broomages together and a further one plus a South Broomage nearby.

    Google reveals a few more around Falkirk too (eg Watlings, Gartcows).

    They are smaller places so perhaps not surprising that there are smaller numbers of roads with similar names.

    Could it be a mid war period thing? Most of the examples I can think of come from that period.

    My wife also points out that where she grew up was 1970's housing and all streets were named after Castles. In fact the estate was marketed as Castle Park.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  9. acsimpson
    Member

    There's also quite a few Hiltons and Seatons in Aberdeen

    Posted 4 days ago #
  10. Rob
    Member

    Leeds does this too.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  11. wingpig
    Member

    In the town where I went to school there's a Wong and a Conging Street, but unfortunately no similarities in their vicinities.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  12. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    When I first moved to Edinburgh Marchmont Road had two pharmacists at opposite ends; William King and William Kong.

    I may be the only person to have found that amusing.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  13. acsimpson
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    IWRATS, I may not have know about it at the time but now that I do I can agree that it's amusing.

    I used to live in Hayfield. The developers hadn't even given it a road like name to disguise what they had dug up to start building. Most of the streets in East Craigs are named after local water courses, eg Burnside.

    I've just realised that the recent Cala development in East Craigs is a modern example of this naming style. It has 5 different Burnbraes to add to the existing suffixless one. I guess they put as much thought into street names as they did to accessibility.

    Posted 4 days ago #

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