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Letsby Avenue in Sheffield; is it a joke?

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On the way to Southampton I went through a village called "Lickey End" :hihi:

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I think we should have more names like that. I think its good, and there should be a Last Laugh Lane like in the arctic monkeys song.

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Well I think its brilliant no matter how it came about, and I like the idea that they should have called the Police building 'evenin hall' also.

 

It show's that the Police are almost human too :D

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Real answer: Letsby Avenue is a real road. When Sheffield Airport (dec'd) was being planned, a police station was part of the design. The access road to it was un-named. A wag in SY Police wrote-in 'Letsby Avenue' on the layout plan, as a prank, when the design proof was submitted and no-one at The Sheffield City Council twigged. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2000/feb/12/martinwainwright

 

It's not true that no-one at the Council "twigged", we saw the joke and felt lets try it, and if no one objects to the name why not use it - OS were happy to go along once it had been through all the processes involved in street naming.

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One of the names which has amused me for quite a while; a small village on the east coast of Scotland north of Inverness, is Ardgay. Unbelievably, just along the bridge across the Dornoch river estuary from there is another village called... Bonar Bridge.

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It was in the Star a few years ago. Yes, the police came up with the name... isn't it where the helicopter is?

 

yes thats were the helecopter is kept

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It's not the opertations comlex, thats on europa link. The helicopter, which is based at the next round-a-bout up, address is actually 999 Letsby Avenue!!

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There is an area in Plymouth called Pennycomequick, and another called Ernesettle.

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