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    Oh yeah. Well as the Dingle is the important area that it the one that counts!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Davec View Post
    Not so much unusual, but there are loads of streets that have me wondering 'why did they give it that name?', - 'who was he?' I've often wondered what the process of naming streets is, who decides which names to put forward and who has the final pick.
    There is a street off High Park St - opposite the 'Welsh' streets - called Vronhill Street, where'd that name come from?

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    Probably named for me Dave, Veronica's Hill, We used to call it Vronhilly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Together with North Hill and South Hill Streets in Liverpool 8 there are these: Foxhill St, Grinshill St, Fernhill St, Vronhill St, Pimhill St. Can't find anything that readily springs up regarding the origins of Vronhill st. Will keep looking.

    I found this whilst looking though:

    http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/Images/tcm21-121307.pdf




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    Could it be that we were a very hilly area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronijayne View Post
    Probably named for me Dave, Veronica's Hill, We used to call it Vronhilly.
    Sorry Roni, I should have realised that. Better than calling it Jimmyhill St.

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronijayne View Post
    Could it be that we were a very hilly area?
    The only hill we had was the gentle one from Prinny to Admiral St.

    All the other 'hill' streets (Grins, Fern, and Pim) give you alternative hits when entered in Google, but not 'Vron'.

    In fact I can't think of a 'proper' word that kicks off with 'vr'.

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    [QUOTE=Davec;171800]The only hill we had was the gentle one from Prinny to Admiral St.

    All the other 'hill' streets (Grins, Fern, and Pim) give you alternative hits when entered in Google, but not 'Vron'.

    In fact I can't think of a 'proper' word that kicks off with 'vr'.

    Dave[/QUOTI think I remember our street had a good old slope to it, Micawber St. So, the rest of the Dickens character streets must have too. Not Weller,that ran through them.

    All I could find in the dictionary was 'Vroni K?nig-Salmi' Told you it was for me, now it contains my nickname Roni too,
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    Off LisBURN Lane, Liverpool 13.

    Auburn, Bankburn, Craigburn, Deansburn, Eskburn, Fairburn, Gorseburn, Heyburn Roads.

    Anyone know why?
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    In Skelmersdale, each georgraphical region seems to have estates beginning with the same letter. Probably helps the local postmen out a bit.
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    I am guessing Everton had an Australian grouping-I found Adelaide, but not Melbourne. Are there more?

    Hmmm. What no streets to commemorate musicians?!
    Last edited by Poolofliver; 08-02-2010 at 05:27 PM. Reason: why not?!
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    How's about the Tom Jones roads ?
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    That's not unusual.
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    Thought you might say that..... Click image for larger version. 

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    They are actually in Litehrland....

    In Litherland, behind the Liverpool Arms - In Order.....
    T. wyford Ave
    J. ersey Ave
    O. verton Ave
    N. ewlyn Ave
    E. nstone Ave
    S. tanton Ave

    Named after a local who owned the land and ran the Liverpool arms I believe.
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    And opposite the pub is Ford Cemetery - or to some...The green green grass of home.
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    You just can't "Help Yourself" can you
    ( see what I did there ... )
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    Pair of Drunken Sods!

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    From Greek mythology - Kirkdale district, Medea st, Jason walk, and Zante st (Zante is a place in Greece).
    Zante st was demolished some time ago but was right by Medea st.
    Corinth towers.

    Are there any more around that area ?

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    I bought a great book at Old Swan PDSA shop last week called "Street names of the city of Liverpool" author Steven Horton. In it he states the 7 original Liverpool city streets are:
    Castle St , High St ( formerly Juggler St) , Old Hall St , Dale St , Tithebarn St , Chapel St , and Water St.. if thats correct and I am sure someone out there can confirm it do we have a set we could call "The Originals"

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    Fazakerley names
    I grew up in Ferrey Road, Fazakerley, on the Copple House Road end. Our next roads were Gribble and Grieve Road. No idea how they came about, but further down the estate, opposite Fazakerley Hospital there is a whole series of names named after Boer War Battles. Harrismith Road, Delagoa Road, Manica Crescent, Montrovia.
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    I am sure the "Poet Streets" in Marsh Lane have been mentioned. Hemens, Longfellow,etc

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    Formosa Road also, thats where i lived, by Hawksey park
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    Fazakerley names
    I grew up in Ferrey Road, Fazakerley, on the Copple House Road end. Our next roads were Gribble and Grieve Road. No idea how they came about, but further down the estate, opposite Fazakerley Hospital there is a whole series of names named after Boer War Battles. Harrismith Road, Delagoa Road, Manica Crescent, Montrovia.
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    I am sure the "Poet Streets" in Marsh Lane have been mentioned. Hemens, Longfellow,etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partsky View Post
    Fazakerley names
    I grew up in Ferrey Road, Fazakerley, on the Copple House Road end. Our next roads were Gribble and Grieve Road. No idea how they came about, but further down the estate, opposite Fazakerley Hospital there is a whole series of names named after Boer War Battles. Harrismith Road, Delagoa Road, Manica Crescent, Montrovia.
    Bootle
    I am sure the "Poet Streets" in Marsh Lane have been mentioned. Hemens, Longfellow,etc
    Ferrey,Grieve,Gribble ,and also Drake. I always wondered where those names originated, there was also the bird of prey theme with Falcon Hey, Eagle Dene,Hawksmoor Road, Falcon Hall Road etc all in Fazakerley.

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    Off Cuckoo Lane in Gateacre there are few bird names Fieldfare Close, Redwing Lane , Siskin Green

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    I am a late entry to this forum and have found this thread very intresting. Re Ship Roads I used to live in Sylvania Road between Mauratania and Lusitania Roads in what I refered to as Cunard Village.

    I may have missed this entry in the thread, if so apologies, but if not try this.

    Start at Spellow Lane and "walk" north ( By walk I mean using an A_Z or Google Street view) Look at each street names initial letter,

    Oxton Street
    Winslow Street
    Eton Street

    Keep going up to Arnot Street and it will spell out all but the last two letters of the names of the firm of builders responsible.
    I think the last letters should be M and S

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    The Welsh builders were a firm called Owen and William Owen Elias

    Oxton Street
    Winslow Street
    Eton Street
    Neston Street
    Andrew Street
    Nimrod Street
    Dane Street
    Wilburn Street
    Ismay Street
    Lind Street
    Lowell Street
    Index Street
    Arnot Street
    Makin Street
    Olney Street
    WeldonStreet
    Euston Street
    Nixon Street
    Elton Street
    Liston Street
    Imrie Street
    Aston Street
    Stuart Road

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    Starting from the road I lived in Croxteth - Sceptre Road/Walk, Scone Close/Walk, Orb Walk/Close, Throne Road/Walk, Sovereign Way/Road/Walk, Garter Close, Regal Road, Curtana Crescent, Spur Close, Coronet Road, Ampulla Road, Dymoke Road, Mace Road.

    ---------- Post added at 02:26 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:19 AM ----------

    And also, Griffin, Dragon and Unicorn.

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    Also - Trispen, Mullion, Petherick, Dodman, Wendron, Delabole, Tintagel, Looe, Falmouth, Portlemouth, Otterton...and there's a couple more around their which may or may not be from Devon/Cornwall.

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    WELL DONE Lizzie 1.

    Naming streets after groups of things, birds, towns, jewels and the like is not as clever as what this firm of builders did, which was to use the initial letters of the street names to encode their names.

    I know it is probably heresy to mention it here,but on the Bootle Forum site there are stories about another Welsh Builder "Klondike" Jones. The streets he built were named after his children, I think, Glynn St. Edith Rd, Elizabeth Rd.
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    Some Welsh streets from the Everton area..........Aber Street, Lavan Street, Tegid Street, Ogwen Street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzie1 View Post
    Some Welsh streets from the Everton area..........Aber Street, Lavan Street, Tegid Street, Ogwen Street.
    Conway st too off Netherfield rd.

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