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Author Topic: Have members any suggestions for new names for GWR stations?  (Read 1123 times)
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« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2021, 09:10:34 am »

Henley on Thames Dusty ( Springfield) who is buried in the churchyard.

The pracice of naming a series of stations with a common name and then a district is widespread in Germany thus you have the hauptbahnhof and then stations usually on the S Bahn are named say eg Dresden Stralen ( 1st station on S Bahn East of the Hbf. Dresden is part of at least 30 railway installations with Dresden in the title Berlin is even worse occupying three columns in the  Index of my Geramn Atlas.

If the same was used in the UK all the stations out of Paddington to at least West Drayton (Boundary Zone 6) would be prefixed London. This would apply to all lines to Boundary Zone 6.

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« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2021, 04:02:02 pm »

Was it George W Bush who thought that Heathrow was named after Ted Heath ?  (perhaps he meant the band leader !)
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« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2021, 08:52:52 pm »

Tell me - who was Stan Stead?
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« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2021, 09:03:00 pm »

Camborne Berryman

I think that one should be Camborne Wednesdays.
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« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2021, 09:06:28 pm »

Tell me - who was Stan Stead?

Dunno ... I wonder who Stan Drew is, and how come Stan Drew's Road is named after him.  

Fancy tea with the Lane family?    My friend Dean Lane's dad, sadly, passed away and he's now know as Headstone Lane and because of some her habits, his sister is called Bare Lane ...
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« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2021, 10:32:02 pm »

Hasting of course was named after Hercule Poirot assistant Capt Arthur J M Hastings OBE

Iver named after the famous Welsh steam engine  Grin ............ but the English got the spelling wrong  Roll Eyes

Plymouth named in honour of the famous Gin
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« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2021, 11:19:55 pm »

Tell me - who was Stan Stead?

Dunno ... I wonder who Stan Drew is, and how come Stan Drew's Road is named after him.     

That one might have appeared in the book Krek Waiters Peak Bristle some 50 years ago  Grin


Fancy tea with the Lane family?    My friend Dean Lane's dad, sadly, passed away and he's now know as Headstone Lane and because of some her habits, his sister is called Bare Lane ...

Did they have a brother Dean near Newton Heath MPD?
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« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2021, 11:59:47 pm »

Hasting of course was named after Hercule Poirot assistant Capt Arthur J M Hastings OBE

Iver named after the famous Welsh steam engine  Grin ............ but the English got the spelling wrong  Roll Eyes

Plymouth named in honour of the famous Gin

Plymouth Navy Strength would be a perfect station name!
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« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2021, 06:48:56 am »

Tell me - who was Stan Stead?

He was a mate of Heath Row, but much smaller.
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« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2021, 09:13:26 am »

Torquay Fawlty.
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