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piwacket wrote: 13 Feb 2021 16:26
Well the bus in Woodley still shows The Thatchers, despite the pub changing its name some years ago to The Waterside ... old local names stick fast :whistle1:
Huntley and Palmers bus stop too.
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KeithW wrote: 13 Feb 2021 16:50 Huntley and Palmers bus stop too.
Huntley and Palmers bus stops
Like bus stops ought to be.

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windrush wrote: 13 Feb 2021 09:55
lizwing wrote: 13 Feb 2021 09:42 I have a black teddy bear which was bought for our son, does this make me a racist?
I'm sure that many black kids had white dolls or Action Men etc Liz so I wouldn't worry too much! :whistle1:

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KeithW wrote: 13 Feb 2021 16:50
piwacket wrote: 13 Feb 2021 16:26
Well the bus in Woodley still shows The Thatchers, despite the pub changing its name some years ago to The Waterside ... old local names stick fast :whistle1:
Huntley and Palmers bus stop too.
And the bus stop nearest the Whiteknights Lake dam is called Mockbeggar, despite said children's home being demolished decades ago.

But my favourite is Eastern Avenue Foot, presumably so named because it is at the very top of the rather steep Eastern Avenue!.
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Just seen on our news that a pub in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, owned by Greene King and formerley named The Black's Head is being renamed as well. The new name, The Quarryman, was decided via an online poll like the other three pubs affected.

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chris_j_wood wrote: 15 Feb 2021 14:39
KeithW wrote: 13 Feb 2021 16:50
piwacket wrote: 13 Feb 2021 16:26
Well the bus in Woodley still shows The Thatchers, despite the pub changing its name some years ago to The Waterside ... old local names stick fast :whistle1:
Huntley and Palmers bus stop too.
And the bus stop nearest the Whiteknights Lake dam is called Mockbeggar, despite said children's home being demolished decades ago.

But my favourite is Eastern Avenue Foot, presumably so named because it is at the very top of the rather steep Eastern Avenue!.
Mockbegger was named that, way before the children’s home was there as it was once Oliver Dixon’s house – using that name!
So a historical connection at least
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This bus stop on the A4 has always fascinated me. The picture is from Google Street View, and is not very clear, but the name on the bus stop is "Earley Power Station".
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That must surely win the prize for the most anachronistic bus stop in Greater Reading.
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Its where it was, and sort of still is!
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when you look at the image quickly, the pole looks like a chimney and the sky smoke/steam
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OLDMAN wrote: 18 Feb 2021 08:52 Its where it was, and sort of still is!
... that’s what I thought ... so wondered why the bus sign was being questioned?
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Yur tis'
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OLDMAN wrote: 18 Feb 2021 08:52 Its where it was, and sort of still is!
Still is? Obviously I must be mistaken. Thought it was demolished years ago.
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I expect that there is still a power distribution centre on the site even though the actual power station as I knew it has long gone? It's not often that the sites are removed totally but just modernised.

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The actual power station site is in TVP - https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/?#zoom= ... rs=193&b=1.
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If the term black boy is offensive, what do we call black boys now?
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