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    Default The Dales

    Lots of Liverpool streets end in DALE, anyone know why.

    There are many off Wavertree High Street and Smithdown Road


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    Dale means valley and Liverpool was hilly
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    Makes sense i suppose, cheers gregs dad

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    just found this

    In the 19th century there was an anti urban reaction, people didnít particularly like towns and cities because of the dirt and the disease and the smells, so even if they were building terraced streets, they may want to try to refer to some "bosky green" area of England and we have many local areas which have "dale" at the end of the street names - for instance, Dovedale, Lidderdale, Briardale, etc.


    here http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/local...etintro1.shtml

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    Streets were named after a particular theme mainly to help the postmen.

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    Yes, some of those Dale roads are on a Cumbrian dales theme I think.

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