Duplicate Place Names

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by nook1938, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. nook1938

    nook1938 Supporting Member

    Everyone has heard or been to York [ hopefully ], but can anyone pinpoint another York, Clue: I used to go through this village on my way home. [ check profile]. ;)

    What I am looking for is a County and nearest large Town/City. :clap:

  2. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    We've got a New York in Tyne and Wear. (And a Quebec, and a Philadelphia, and a Bloomfontein) Anyone know any other "famous" places in Britain? PS sorry for being a bit off topic. :oops:
  3. nook1938

    nook1938 Supporting Member

    Hi Mrs Fruity, as you say a bit off topic, what I was after is the location to the other York, but I will tell you anyway: IN Lancashire near Blackburn off the A666.

  4. 1st Position

    1st Position Member

    There is Newcastle - on Tyne, and under Lyme.
    Hull - Kingston Upon in East Yorkshire, and plain Hull In Canada.
    There are at least three Easingtons on the East Coast - one in East Yorkshire, two in County Durham.
  5. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    once we were going on aband trip to Germany, to a small village called "Dorenhagen". A couple of members of the band couldn't make it to get on the bus, so they would drive by car and catch up with us. However, they drove to village called "Dornhagen", which was "only" 200 or 300 kilometer from where the rest of the band was... :D
  6. nook1938

    nook1938 Supporting Member

    Acomb near York and another Acomb in Northumberland.

  7. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    I was once staying with a friend as a skittish young thing when an exhausted wagon driver turned up at the farm. He'd driven all the way up from Kent and was not pleased to be told by 2 giggling 11-year-olds that he should be in Westbury, Hampshire, not Westbury, Shropshire...
  8. Bungle

    Bungle Member

    There's a couple of Washington's around the UK. There are two Gilligham's (Kent and Dorset) which both have Brass Bands.
  9. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Hadleigh in Suffolk & Hadleigh in Essex are frequently being confused, and as for "Pentre"s in South Wales you're rather spoilt for choice - as our solo clarinet found out when he turned up at one as the rest of the ensemble was about to start our concert in the next valley :oops:
  10. tam-tam2

    tam-tam2 Member

    Duplicate ones off the top of my head:-
    Newport, St Ives, Newquay, Alton, Ashley, Carlton, Middleton.....to name a few!!
  11. timbloke

    timbloke Member

    Driving from Sheffield to Worksop it is easy to take a quick detour through Wales and then Rhodesia. Not to metion that Ireland band rehearse a few miles in the other direction.
  12. cookie2

    cookie2 Member

    Scholes, they seem to be everywhere.
    And, I'm pleased to say, there are two Stanningtons :clap: The main one in Sheffield (obviously) and a young pretender which I spotted on my way to Almouth, so I guess it's in Northumberland somewhere. But I believe there is only one Lomas Hall.
  13. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Up here in Scotland we have a Moscow in Ayrshire and California near Falkirk.

    Not strictly speaking a duplicate but a good one anyway there is also a place called Lost in Aberdeenshire. They keep getting the village name signs and roadsigns nicked. Like the one below.

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  14. squirrel

    squirrel Member

    In South Sheffield there's the hip and trendy Woodseats full of vibrant, attractive, young professionals (and me), and in North Sheffield, there's a backwater called Wood Seats

    Of course there's actually another Sheffield in Cornwall, but I do believe there's only one Penistone...
  15. squirrel

    squirrel Member

    Most people don't realise, but there are two ****t's - one in the Orkneys and one in the Shetlands

    Doh! Caught out by the profanity filter :-(
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2006
  16. squirrel

    squirrel Member

    There's London, and there's a London Ho in North Yorkshire - does that count?
    Leeds the City, Leeds Town in Kent, and Leedstown, which is a town in Cornwall :)

    (ok now I ought to get back to work....)
  17. cookie2

    cookie2 Member

    Full of North-style oicks I suppose? :mad: Still, gives you south types an alternative to foxes.

    The country's only big enough for one Penistone.....

    And stop trying to get rude words on, you know you'll never get away with it!
  18. nook1938

    nook1938 Supporting Member

    A double Leeds, one in Yorkshire the other in Kent, along with Leeds Castle and thats one place I would like to visit.

  19. Ipswich trom

    Ipswich trom Member

    We have Eye and yaxley in suffolk within a couple of miles of each other. near Peterborough you will find Eye and Yaxley also within a stones throw of each other.

    Also, New York in Lincs, not far from Boston
  20. Di

    Di Active Member

    There's a Califorinia near Caistor-on-Sea on the east coast and Denton in Darlington, Yorkshire, Manchester, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Kent and Sussex. :eek: