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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby chihuahua8 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:47 pm

Pampy, he was a very inventive man - my only complaint is that he would keep everything in individual plastic bags, from 1" square to at least 10 times that size!
I have yet to go through all his photographic kit, getting rid of 12 microscopes was easy.
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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Pampy » Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:08 pm

I've just discovered that South Yorkshire Police HQ is based on Letsby Avenue in Sheffield :lol: :lol:

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby PatsyMFagan » Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:51 pm

Pampy wrote:I've just discovered that South Yorkshire Police HQ is based on Letsby Avenue in Sheffield :lol: :lol:


was that reported yesterday ? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby aero280 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:34 pm

The Watford police station is in Shady Lane. And I think they changed the name of the road in Leicester(?) because the new police station was in Pigg Lane.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Pampy » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:56 pm

PatsyMFagan wrote:
Pampy wrote:I've just discovered that South Yorkshire Police HQ is based on Letsby Avenue in Sheffield :lol: :lol:


was that reported yesterday ? :lol: :lol: :lol:

No - it's true! Apparently, the name was agreed with the police.
A list of amusing street names, with Letsby Avenue at the top https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/uk ... 35799.html

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby scullion » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:09 pm

i'm surprised that the list in the independent didn't contain 'squeeze guts alley' (in truro).

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:15 pm

There were lots of risqué and odd names round here when it was a large medieval, village, but the Victorian developers renamed them all, so we no longer have Cutpurse Lane or the little area of several alleys that referred to ladies of the night

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby KeenCook2 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:38 pm

Reading these posts reminded me of Tibbett's Corner at the corner of Wimbledon Common and Putney Hill - wasn't that called that after a Highwayman who used to prey on travellers there?

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:03 pm

I thought it was actually after the operator of the turnpike?

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Postby KeenCook2 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:54 pm

Stokey Sue wrote:I thought it was actually after the operator of the turnpike?


:lol: :lol: I'll have to do some googling - or did you already?

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:49 pm

No Google , but I listen to BBC Radio London a lot (and listened more when driving to work) and I have a faint memory of this coming up (possibly)

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby WWordsworth » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:06 pm

several alleys that referred to ladies of the night

In Lancaster we have Bashful Alley.
It used to be called something else but it contains a word that would get me thrown off the board!

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby KeenCook2 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:17 pm

Ha, looks like I was well and truly under a misapprehension :lol:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/james-clark/8402550220

But this ties in more with your recollection, Sue, from Wikimapia:
"Often incorrectly cited as a site of public executions, in fact the name is derived from a tibbet, or gatekeeper, to Lord Spencer's Wimbledon Park Estate. Now the junction of the A3 and A219 main roads."

Apparently 26 yr old Danish racing driver Christian Bakkerud died in a car crash there in 2011

(The first flat that I bought was off Putney Hill. I lived there for years.)

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Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:22 pm

That really shows you how local legends get going - because obviously I did hear the correct version on the radio, I wouldn’t have invented that, but I only half remembered it

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Pampy » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:50 pm

There's a road not too far from me called "Ralph's Wife's Lane" - it always make me think that Ralph must have been somewhat under the thumb!

ETA : Having asked Mr Google, it seems that Ralph was either a fisherman or smuggler who was lost at sea. His wife's ghost is supposed to haunt the lane looking for him.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:33 pm

Poor Ralph’s Wife, lost her beloved than lost her own name

I always wondered, in Chidham on Chichester harbour there’s a Penny Lane, which is an ordinary country road, and a Twopenny Lane which is little more than a path, seems the wrong way round

In both Chichester and Havant, about 8 miles away the Lane that runs parallel to the High Street, behind the buildings is called The Pallant, and I think there are others - it’s not the service road, there are smart 18th Century houses there, away from the muck of the main road, my parents lived on the Havant Pallant for a while

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Pampy » Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:09 pm

9 Fun Facts :

1 You can't see your ears without a mirror
2 You can't count your hair
3 You can't breathe through your nose with your tongue out
4 You just tried no. 3
6 When you did no. 3, you realised that it is possible, only you look like a dog
7 You are smiling right now because you were fooled
8 You skipped no. 5
9 You just checked to see if there is a number 5

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Amber » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:40 am

I practised no 3 several times, before I read no 4. :roll:
:oops: :roll: :lol:

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby miss mouse » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:50 am

Amber wrote:I practised no 3 several times, before I read no 4. :roll:
:oops: :roll: :lol:


So did I hahaha.

'Pratts Bottom' makes me laugh, imagine saying you came from there...the teasing.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Pampy » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:15 am

Interesting that one meaning of the noun "pratt" is buttocks and as a verb, to hit on the buttocks. So Pratt's Bottom is buttocks bottom!

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