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Offline BillyF

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Alternative Street Names
« on: Sunday 01 July 18 14:44 BST (UK) »
My grandmother was born in a road called Victoria Terrace which was demolished and is now Victoria Drive.

I recently found a photo online of both the front of the houses and one of the rear, apparently it was also known as Rabbit Pie Row due to the fact that a lot were eaten !!!

The thing is that my grandmother always sais she came frm another village, I assume because she lived there for most of her young life moving only because they all lived in a tied cottage which the landowner said was overcrowded.

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Re: Alternative Street Names
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 01 July 18 15:25 BST (UK) »
A terrace (long since demolished) in Chorley, Lancashire, close to the railway, had a "local" name derived from the occupiers' need to carry chamber pots to the privy at the end of the row.

"Shitpot Row".  ;D

I'm lost as to the derivation of the official name of a Bolton street where one of my ancestors owned houses. "Salt Pie Row".
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: Alternative Street Names
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 01 July 18 16:47 BST (UK) »
Billyf, I wasn't sure if you are asking for help in finding the village. I wondered if this link might help.

http://bartononhumberatwar.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-survivors.html

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Ballard & Glassop (E. London); 
Leggett (Corton, Scarborough, Hartlepool); 
Young, Adamson & Wilson, (Hartlepool). 

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My ancestors are probably turning in their graves, not that I can actually find any of them.

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Re: Alternative Street Names
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 01 July 18 18:07 BST (UK) »
Thankyou both for your replies.

It`s kind of you Martin but I know Barton pretty well, although I now live in Wales ! From there the family went to Appleby, where they all lived in a 2  ( I think ) bedroom house,my grandmother lived there upto and after her marriage and the birth of her first child. When they were asked to leave one of her brothers bought a house and they ( gt.gradnparents, grandparents +at least 3 of my grandmother`s brothers ) all moved there . Later on, my gt.gt.grandfather also moved in, but by then my grandparents had their own house.

Now going to have to look at my tree as I`ve just remembered this road had an alternative name.

I hada good laugh at " Shitpot " row, Andrew. I wonder how the residents felt about the name.

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Re: Alternative Street Names
« Reply #4 on: Monday 02 July 18 09:45 BST (UK) »
A terrace (long since demolished) in Chorley, Lancashire, close to the railway, had a "local" name derived from the occupiers' need to carry chamber pots to the privy at the end of the row.

"Shitpot Row".  ;D

I'm lost as to the derivation of the official name of a Bolton street where one of my ancestors owned houses. "Salt Pie Row".
A post just came up on my FB regarding Salt Pie Lane in Garstang, apparently named after a lady who once lived there and made and sold salt mutton pies
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Re: Alternative Street Names
« Reply #5 on: Monday 02 July 18 20:52 BST (UK) »
To reach our road in Aberdeen you had to pass the end of Fish Street. When giving directions to visitors, my father always referred to it as Salmon Avenue.