GRID FEEDERS and DUMMY BREAKERS
The dying tradition of identifying local electricity substations by giving them names, usually naming them after their location or site, often using old / obsolete site or field names.
"...Rackham Rectory, Nutbourne Nursery
Hardham Borehole, Parham Sawmills
Molesworth Cottages and Horsenden Moorings..."
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE LOWER HOPE
Reaches and features of the Thames Estuary (from the Soundings from the Estuary project).
"Long Reach to Oaze Deep, Halfway Road to Middle Ground
Small Gains, Great Lines, the tide turns, the Hope rises..."
THE HOW, WHAT, WHERE AND WHY OF HOO
The lesser-known history and activity of the little-known Hoo Peninsula (from the Soundings from the Estuary project).
"...Lookers, overseers, muddies and smugglers, birders, boaters, anglers and caravanners;
Mudflats to saltmarsh to cliff of chalk ridge, launching of seaplanes and assembly of airships..."
EVER BEEN TO...?
A playful assembling of some of Britain's best place names, but can you tell which of them are real and which are made up, or not places at all?
"...Eccles, Beccles, Wroxeter or Uttoxeter
Itchin Abbas, Toller Porcorum, Marston Magna or Portly Decorum... "
NOT MOCKING, JUST MESSING
The delightful and evocative place names of Essex. And they're all for real.
"...Bocking and Barking, Fobbing and Frating, Stebbing and Epping..."
Features of the English coast and sea - from cliffs and coves to channels. Again, all for real!
"...Dancing Ledge, Durdle Door, Boggle Hole and Baggy Leap..."
Place names of Lincolnshire. See full version below.
"...Horbling, Spalding, Stragglethorpe and Legbourne
Spridlington, Friskney, Stickney and Great Limber..."
DANGER AREAS OF SURREY
Ordnance Survey maps reveal some curious or appropriately named features in the military training areas hidden in Surrey.
" ... Ricochet Hill, Romping Downs, Hangman's Hill and the Devil's Pound..."
A tour of York's curiously-named pedestrian passages, the 'snickleways'.
"...Precipitate to Gillygate, Lollop along Jubbergate, and loop left at Lop Lane..."
In what curious and otherwordly land would you find these place names?
"...Ogle, Probus, Mutrix, Orcop; Witcha, Wigwig, Wigtwizzle, Wetwang..."
(Answer on application, or see if you can find out yourself...)
COMPLIMENTS TO HEART'S CONTENT
See Maritime page.