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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2014, 19:51:42 PM »

I often wondered about Balls Green at Withyham?
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2014, 20:20:04 PM »

There is a Slugwash Lane in Wivelsfield

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« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2014, 11:58:42 AM »

I often wondered about Balls Green at Withyham?

Often felt like changing the road sign  that said Balls Green
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 to                                                                Balls Green?
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This being the Balls Green towards Forest Row
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« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2014, 12:00:14 PM »

How about this for obscure? In Eastbourne there is a road called Letheren Place. It is on the site of a hospital - now demolished and replaced by a housing development. The road was named after a former matron of the hospital. I only know this because I was speaking to someone who worked at the hospital and made this suggestion for the road name. I wonder how long it will be before it is lost in obscurity?
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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2016, 08:35:27 AM »

Also, in Canterbury, off Palace Street, we have "Turnagain Lane" - it's a cul-de-sac!

Near the end of this lane is Whittington House - not sure if it was named for the road, or the other way round..
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« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2016, 11:35:13 AM »

We do have Poorhole Lane at Westwood, Broadstairs.

I am told that there used to be pits where brick earth was dug from and these were used during the time of the black death to bury the victims in.

This would be where Westwood Lodge now stands.

Normally around April fools day the letter "R" on the road sign would get covered over leaving a different meaning.
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2017, 21:00:36 PM »

There's a Ticklebelly Alley in Deal but no-one knows the reason for so naming. Also a Primrose Hill in the middle of a built-up area, Short Street, presumably because it wasn't very long. Custom House Lane ran from the seafront to where the old Customs House used to be in the 18 century. Broad Street is a mystery. Before it was widened it was decidedly narrow. Names after a person called Broad, perhaps?

Peter Street and Duke Street were named after two brothers.



Probably the same origins as the one in Faversham. Ticklebelly Alley would now be called 'lovers lane' if you get my drift.
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« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2017, 06:57:37 AM »

Frog Hole Lane is just off the A267 between Heathfield and Five Ashes, East Sussex.  I've been up and down it a few times but couldn't find anything that could resemble a 'frog hole'.

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« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2017, 23:05:39 PM »

Here's a Sandwich street name for our John!

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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2017, 09:29:44 AM »

This road name leaves a bit of room for imagination........

Ballsocks Lane is in the hamlet of Vines Cross, near Heathfield, East Sussex.   

I've tried to find out the origins of the name but without any luck ........

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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2017, 09:35:00 AM »

I have a bit of family history in Hanson Drive, on the A229 in Loose outside Maidstone. It marks the rough location of where my great grandfather and his brother had a garage and a tractor import company in the early 1900s. They also ran the Loose Fire Brigade.

Bit of a sore point is that a local councillor unveiled it, and to our knowledge no effort was made by the council to see if there was any family still local who may have liked to have participated in the ceremony. Hey ho.

And to return to strange names, further on down the A229 towards Hastings is Popping Hole Lane. I always liked the sound of that one.
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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2017, 23:07:37 PM »

Three more Sandwich street names, including 'Breezy Corner' (where drivers often get the wind up.): 'No Name Street' (so, what's the point?) and 'Harnet Street' (where 'them pesky critters are buzzing around again.')

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« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2017, 17:33:36 PM »

So, what I want to know is, who was 'Oggie'?

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« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2017, 17:34:58 PM »

Should have posted this one!

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