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Author Topic: Have members any suggestions for new names for GWR stations?  (Read 1210 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2021, 05:05:03 pm »

The Woke Brigade would never let you have "Plymouth Drake"......I'm just relieved his statue is still standing on The Hoe!

There are a number of names in the 100 "Greatest Britains" which would not be acceptable as station names ... I'll post s fuller list of what I have at some point.
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2021, 05:39:43 pm »

Cholsey Old King Cole

It was his merry island apparently: Ey, eyot, ay, oy, ?,



I see the last one (angstrom ab.) disappeared altogether!
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2021, 05:50:04 pm »

Paddington Bear?
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2021, 05:52:54 pm »

The one station named after a famous bare - Paddington  Grin

A station on the South Coast named after Norman Wisdom - Normans Bay  Roll Eyes

The station is SW1 - Victoria

2 stations in Berkshire named after the Royal Family - Windsor



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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2021, 07:49:08 pm »


2 stations in Berkshire named after the Royal Family - Windsor


Spot of luck they went for the Deed Poll job then.

Saxe Coburg Gotha and Eton Riverside would have been a bit of a mouthful...
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« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2021, 07:51:38 pm »

There are a number of names in the 100 "Greatest Britains" which would not be acceptable as station names

Thats rather a moveable target I suggest.

I doubt the time is ripe for Grantham Thatcher...
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« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2021, 07:59:12 pm »

I doubt the time is ripe for Grantham Thatcher...

?  Did I leak out the secret URL of my complete list of 99 of the 100 ?
It's there with Billingham Blaire ...
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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2021, 08:09:47 pm »

Newcastle Brown?
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2021, 08:38:37 pm »

Tim Bowles Parkway, Pilning?
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« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2021, 09:06:03 pm »

Tim Bowles Parkway, Pilning?

I had better share the list I had ...

Code:
ABC Altnabreac Warrior
AMB Ambergate Wallis
BKG Barking Moore
BNH Barnhurst George
BIL Billingham Blair
BLT Blantyre Livingstone
BLY Bletchley Turing
BMH Bournemouth Tolkein
BRI Bristol Brunel
BRX Brixton Bowie
BMS Bromley Darwin
CDU Cam Tyndale
CBG Cambridge Hawking
CBW Canterbury Caxton
CBE Canterbury Chaucer
CAR Carlisle Edward
CPW Chepstow Henry
CTR Chester Cheshire
CHD Chesterfield Benn
CRK Chirk Glyndwr
CHR Christchurch Berners-Lee
COV Coventry Whittle
CCC Criccieth Lloyd George
WDU Dulwich Shacketon
HYM Edinburgh Bell
EDP Edinburgh Connolly
SLA Edinburgh Maxwell
SGL Edinburgh Stopes
TAT Epsom Pankhurst
EXM Exmouth Raleigh
FEL Feltham Bulsara
GTW Gatwick Branson
GRA Grantham Thatcher
GRV Gravesend Dickens
GKC Greenock Watt
HMC Hampton Court Faraday
HND Hanborough Churchill
HPD Harpenden Morecambe
HLU Helensburgh Baird
HSW Heswall Peel
DYP Holloway Rotten
HUL Hull Wilberforce
HUN Huntingdon Cromwell
ISL Isleworth Attenborough
KET Kettering Richard
KMK Kilmarnock Fleming
KLN Kings Lynn Diana
KNG Kingston Campbell
LVC Liverpool Harrison
LPY Liverpool Lennon
LIV Liverpool McCartney
BFR London Babbage
MYB London Bader
CHX London Blake
PAD London Elizabeth
CST London More
EUS London Nightingale
VIC London Victoria
LWT Lowestoft Boudica
MAI Maidenhead Richard
MCO Manchester Beckham
MLW Marlow Redgrave
MTO Marton Cook
NOT Nottingham Booth
OKM Oakham Newton
OVR Overton Austen
PCN Paisley Wallace
PLY Plymouth Drake
DPT Plymouth Scott
POO Poole Baden-Powell
PTA Port Talbot Burton
PTM Porthmadog Lawrence
RNH Rainhill Stephenson
RHY Rhymney Bevan
ROC Roche Arthur
SAL Salisbury Crawford
SCU Scunthorpe Wesley
PIL Severnside Jenner
SHM Sheringham Nelson
STG Stirling Bruce
SOT Stoke Williams
SAV Stratford Shakespeare
TTF Thetford Paine
THS Thurso Elizabeth
TRO Trowbridge Pitman
VXH Vauxhall Montgomery
WKF Wakefield Harrison
WAM Walmer Wellesley
WAL Walton Andrews
EPH Walworth Chaplin
WRW Warwick Crowley
WCX Wembley Geldorf
WSB Westbury Cuthred
WNC Windsor Elizabeth
WNR Windsor Henry
WVH Wolverhampton Powell
WOS Worcester Elgar
YAE Yate Rowling
YRK York Fawkes

PIL ... is "Severnside Jenner"  Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2021, 09:50:51 pm »

You could spend hours on a wet day populating a list-

Slough Betjeman
Reading Wilde (or Gervais)
Pangbourne Grahame
Cookham Spencer
Cholsey Christie (as in Agatha - she's buried there - not sure if that's a better claim than Torquay!)
Goring & Streatley Harris
Worcester Elgar
Stroud Lee (as in Laurie)
Crowthorne Minor (as in "The Surgeon of Crowthorne" - the prisoner at Broadmoor who contributed to the first Oxford English Dictionary)
Cheltenham Holst
Swansea Dylan Thomas
Swindon Churchward
Weston super Mare Archer (no, no...)
Cam and Dursley Peter Scott

and so on....
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« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2021, 02:17:53 am »

Weston Super Mare Cleese?
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« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2021, 07:05:59 am »

Yatton Rees-Mogg
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« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2021, 07:51:44 am »

Bearing in mind recent news, Carbis Bay Johnson?
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« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2021, 07:56:22 am »

Yatton Rees-Mogg

or even Yatton Fox, Keynsham Rees-Mogg and Worle Penrose if you go with current constituency boundaries.  
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