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


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    There are many off Wavertree High Street and Smithdown Road

    Any More anywhere?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Streets were named after a particular theme mainly to help the postmen.
    How do they help the postman?

    similar named streets are a pain when throwing in a round, its so easy to mix them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    How do they help the postman?

    similar named streets are a pain when throwing in a round, its so easy to mix them up.
    That was the original idea, but obviously, coming from yourself (a postman) you'd know better than me if it was a good idea or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    That was the original idea, but obviously, coming from yourself (a postman) you'd know better than me if it was a good idea or not.
    Thats amazing Phil that they thought of doing that. its far easier for the posties if you knock all the flats down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    Lots of Liverpool streets end in DALE, anyone know why.

    There are many off Wavertree High Street and Smithdown Road

    Any More anywhere?
    The ones near the High Street - a house called Westdale stood on the corner of Sunningdale Road and Rathbone Road. The developer just took it from there and there are Westdale, Northdale, Eastdale, Southdale, Sunningdale, Mindale and Standale Roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    Lots of Liverpool streets end in DALE, anyone know why.

    There are many off Wavertree High Street and Smithdown Road

    Any More anywhere?
    Lots off Allerton Road, between Penny Lane and the cinema.

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    Allerton Rd /Dovedale Rd .
    Briadale rd.
    Willowdale rd.
    Grovedale rd.
    Olivedale , mapledale ivydale,kingsdale , queensdale
    Dovedale Rd .
    Herondale Rd .
    Beechdale Rd.
    Boxdale Rd.
    Corndale Rd.
    Gorsdale Rd.
    Heatherdale Rd.
    Ribbledale Rd .
    Meredale Rd .
    Heydale Rd.Millersdale Rd .
    I can't remember them all there all bloomin dales . & I LIVE IN ONE !

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    Default Dale Street.


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