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24 February, 2006

Northern values

I suppose it's normal for planners to adopt systematic names for new housing developments.  A cluster of streets in my childhood home village were named after motor racing circuits: Monza, Daytona, etc.  Here in Lancaster, many streets in Bowerham seem to be named after dukes; in Abraham Heights, it's US presidents.
Each time I cycle through Primrose, I'm impressed that the cross-streets are named after fine, aspirational standards:

Hope!

Prospect!

Bradshaw! Er....

Okay, I'm easily amused.

Comments

I've always liked the way the streets, closes etc in Hala (the nicer looking bits higher up) are named after racecourses - Kempton Rd, Sandown Rd, Lingfield Close etc

Posted by Jan B at February 25, 2006 01:25 PM

A recent housing development on the site of a roman villa in York called its roads Calcaria Court and Samia Road. Calcaria was the roman name for the nearby town of Tadcaster and the villa was next to Tadcaster Road.

Posted by Neil T. at February 25, 2006 05:59 PM
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