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It has been brought to my attention by the city cartographers that we are missing street names in The Gut and Academy of Industry.

Well? What are they?

the street from the great fire memorial to the railway tracks is West Abney Parkway.

the lane that goes from the sandbox to the wall where Huxley Hall used to be in Moreau Lane.

Take a gander at it here :

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    • Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin April 28, 2011

      oh yes! let’s have Watt Way, they when someone asks for directions, we can tell em to take Watt Way…… :-)

      • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger April 28, 2011

        only if the intersection is Ware Place. 

        Watt? Ware?

        • Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs April 28, 2011

          Barbarino?  Is that you?

        • Kimika Ying Kimika Ying April 28, 2011

          I love you. :)

          As I recall, Who is on the corner of Watt and Ware.  Or am I thinking of the house on Pooh Corner?


          • Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs April 29, 2011

            I don’t know!

            “Third base!”

    • Kimika Ying Kimika Ying April 28, 2011

      Excellent idea, Miss Book.  Such as…

      Augusta Ada Byron (Lady Lovelace)

      Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake (1840 – 1912) was an English physician, teacher and feminist. She was one of the first female doctors in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, a leading campaigner for medical education for women and was involved in founding two medical schools for women, in London and in Edinburgh, where she also started a women’s hospital.


      Also, writer of fiction Mary Shelley.


      Character in fiction: Olga Romanoff

      The first significant female mad scientist–possibly the first at all–is the titular character in George Griffith’s Olga Romanoff (1893-1894). The novel, a sequel to Griffith’s The Angel of the Revolution (1893), is set in the future and is about the efforts of Olga, the last of the Romanoffs, to overthrow the Aerians, the master race which rules the world. Toward this end Olga Romanoff builds a supersubmarine and a fleet of airships, drugs two high-ranking Aerians and Khalid (a powerful Muslim ruler) and makes all them her mind-controlled lovers, and fights a number of bloody, losing battles against the Aerians.




  1. Mr Underby Mr Underby April 28, 2011

    2.  Liberty St.  (known locally as The Walk) 

    3.  Short Ditch

    4.  Dupin Lane

    5.  Fairbairn St. (known locally as Cutthroat Alley)

    6.  Crumb St.

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk April 28, 2011

      Yes on Fairbairn, next alley to the west. leads under an arch to the glue factory. nice place for a mugging.

    • Yang Moreau Yang Moreau April 28, 2011

      ::chuckles:: Short Ditch sounds appropriate for 3.

  2. Sheryl Skytower Sheryl Skytower April 28, 2011

    Nom Nom Nom Way.

    *notices odd looks*


  3. Edward Pearse Edward Pearse April 28, 2011

    I’d like to see a few more *literal* names in some of the streets: Wall Street, Cliff Street,West Gate, Green Ridge, that sort of thing. Makes it feel older.

    Also Scholar’s Lane seems to be disputed. Originally ot was next to Miss Lubezki’s place and then on Doctor Watson’s map it moved to where 12 is now. Seems to have moved back. Should it be changed?

    The green line to the left of 4 is where Cleanslate has put in steps for the skytram. You put in street paving. Should this be a street?

    Green line left of 5 is marked as a street (though no paving as yet)

    Is there a name for the Academy Square?


    2 Memorial Lane (this is where the Great Fire Memorial sits)

    3 West Rising


    5 Merryman Street

    6 Drop Street

    Thinks 7,8 & 9 should all be one street. Watch Run.

    10 Booth Alley (or Toll Alley)

    11 Thinks it needs a name like Sisyphus St, in honour of Victor’s inability to build something and finish it.

    12 Stumbledown Lane

    13 Dead Run


    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk April 28, 2011

      not sure why it got moved on Watson’s map. i put it back where it’s always been.

      6 has a name, but i’ve been advised not to say it.

    • Elilka Sieyes Elilka Sieyes April 28, 2011

      Re Scholar’s Lane: less a dispute, more a random cockup on my part.

  4. Phaedra Underby Phaedra Underby April 28, 2011

    What’s the name of the priest there’s a memorial to at 16? One of the streets there should be named for him. 

    Also #1: Osgoode Way 


    • Edward Pearse Edward Pearse April 28, 2011

      The Memorial’s for a Priest? Doesn’t mention one.

      • Edward Pearse Edward Pearse April 28, 2011

        I lie. You have to click on it and it gives you a notecard:

        In Memory of Father Daniel Ruthorford

        Who rose up above the chaos of a terrible event
        Who saw to it that all within the city were safe and fed
        Who restored order and calm
        Who began the rebuilding

        We raise this monument in his memory
        May his rational mind never be forgot.

        • Phaedra Underby Phaedra Underby April 28, 2011

          One of the streets should be Ruthorford way or some such, don’t you think?


          • Primary Gears Primary Gears April 30, 2011

            I would have said the park should be Rutherford Park then.

  5. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman April 28, 2011

    Pumphouse Way

    Croatoan St.

    • Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska April 28, 2011

      Didn’t all the residents of Croatoan St move to parts unknown?


      • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk April 28, 2011

        hmmm. very american, but intriguing.

      • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger April 28, 2011

        They abandoned their property, and only left a marker on the plot.

  6. Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger April 28, 2011

    #6 Jump Street

    oh wait.  then my shop would be 24 Jump Street….


    how about #6 Croatoan Alley?

    • Mr Underby Mr Underby April 28, 2011

      The clockwinder claims that street has a name, but has been expectantly cagey about it.

        • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger April 28, 2011

          Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Mystery Street?

          • Grendel Footman Grendel Footman April 28, 2011

            careful, there’s feral muppets roaming there


    • Aeolus Cleanslate Aeolus Cleanslate April 29, 2011

      Nice dating of yourself, there, Jed. Johnny Depp thanks you.

      • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk April 29, 2011

        GRECO! DEPP!

        GRECO! DEPP!

        someone throw me an earworm remover.

      • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger April 29, 2011

        …and you date yourself for getting it without prompting.

  7. Breezy Carver Breezy Carver April 29, 2011

    entertaining reading .. see link below


    I Think Merryman   should be a Blvd . or Avenue

    (n.boulevard) Blvd. abr .
    Originally, a bulwark or rampart of fortification or fortified town.
    1. (n.) A public walk or street occupying the site of demolished fortifications. Hence: A broad avenue in or around a city.

    Avenue 1

    Definition: A way or opening for entrance into a place; a passage by which a place may by reached; a way of approach or of exit.



    a. Abbr. St. A public way or thoroughfare in a city or town, usually with a sidewalk or sidewalks.
    b. Such a public way considered apart from the sidewalks: Don’t play in the street.
    c. A public way or road along with the houses or buildings abutting it: lives on a quiet street.
    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk April 29, 2011


      that is definately not a boulevard or avenue.

      • Breezy Carver Breezy Carver April 29, 2011

        Well that’s too bad Clockwinder as  THE MAN WAS not just Some  street !

        • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk April 29, 2011

          feeling inclined to renaming lobachevsky street today.

          i think he would be embarrassed by something grander, really. we did meet.

          • Breezy Carver Breezy Carver April 29, 2011

            nods, Well I do not agree , but then we all  do know what people think about assumptions.

            I just think of him  and think Ave… as being cooler then a Street .. just mho ..

            Look  Many folks  Do know .. he was  GOOD  friend of Mine and No I did not meet him.


            Point …   its Your Joint ……:)

            • Breezy Carver Breezy Carver May 2, 2011

              Great !

              as i said it’s tenk’s joint ….. 

              really makes no difference .. in the big picture to me .. kids .

    • Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska April 29, 2011

      If I lived on Butt Hole Lane, the first thing I would do is move!


      • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk April 29, 2011

        …and that would be why i don’t go on bus tours with americans

      • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger April 29, 2011

        naaa.  Build a wave pond, and you could be a Butt Hole Surfer.

        (for you young people, it’s a band.)

        • Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska April 29, 2011

          My my my. Puts me in mind of my University of Texas days…and their lead is the son of Mr Peppermint, if that means inneythang to inneybuddy…

    • Yang Moreau Yang Moreau April 29, 2011

      That link reminds me of Gay Head in Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Most obviously not named for the more common modern usages of the words, but you often get the more immature tourists giggling and taking pictures next to the sign.

      • Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska April 29, 2011

        So pretty and witty and gay!

        And I pity, anyone that isn’t me to-daaaaaaaay!


  8. Elilka Sieyes Elilka Sieyes April 29, 2011

    Like Mr Pearse, I’m all for names that have some link to the function or history of a street. How about…


    2 Temple Hill (as was)

    3 Sheep Lane

    4 Excise Street (has warehouse, close to iron bay, city gates, and station)

    6 World’s End Lane / World’s End Passage     (Nicked from Bristol maps, ’cause it feels like one!)

    7 Hotwells Street (again, nicked from site of spring similar to sweetwater sq)

    8 Emporium Passage

    9 Halfway Street

    10 Going with Mr Pearse,  how about Tollbooth Street?

    13 Gravechurch Street

    15 Mill Lane or Miller Lane

    16 Green Square

    17 Cryer street (er, due to being near the lookout?)

    • Edward Pearse Edward Pearse April 29, 2011

      Temple Hill is good. Yes I like that.

      Also Gravechurch street.

  9. Aeolus Cleanslate Aeolus Cleanslate April 29, 2011

    Some sparks left over from our last naming exercises.

    Street names: Chambers, Close, Common, Court, Crescent, Docks, Embankment, Estate, Fair, Gardens, Gate, Green, Grove, Hill, Lane, Manor, Meadows, Mews, Parade, Parish, Park, Place, Road, Row, Run, Square, Strand, Street, Terrace, Vicarage, View, Walk, Yard.

    (And more) Arch, Crossing, Alley, Bank, Branch, Causeway, Chink, Circuit, Cloister, Course, Cove, Culvert, Cutting, Dispatch, Ditch, Gap, Grade, Grotto, Haunt, Hill, Junction, Loop, March, Meandering, Mound, Passage, Passing, Path, Promenade, Rambling, Slough, Snuggery, Stretch, Track, Transit, Trending. 

    Modifiers: Black, East, Greater, Lesser, Little, Lower, High, Mount, North, Old, South, Stoke, Upper, West.

    And some namesakes:


    • Ammann (Othmar Herrmann Ammann, 1879 – 1965,  bridge design engineer )
    • Arrol (William Arrol, 1839-1913, civil engineer)
    • ArthurConan Doyle (Sir ArthurConan Doyle, founder)
    • Bain (Alexander Bain, 1811-1877, fax machine(!))
    • Baker (Sir Benjamin Baker, 1840 – 1907,  civil and bridge engineer )
    • Baldwin (Loammi Baldwin, Jr., 1780 – 1838,  city engineer )
    • Bazalgette (Joseph Bazalgette, 1819-1891, sewers)
    • Bell  (Henry Bell , 1767-1830, steamboats)
    • Binnie (Alexander Binnie, 1839-1917, tunnels)
    • Blume (John A. Blume, 1909 – March 1, 2002)
    • Bollman  (Wendel Bollman, 1814 – 1884,  bridge design engineer )
    • Bouch (Sir Thomas Bouch, 1822 – 1880,  railway engineer )
    • Brassey  (Thomas Brassey, 1805 – 1870,  railway engineer )
    • Brindley  (James Brindley, 1716 – 1772,  canal engineer )
    • Brunel (Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1806 – 1859,  bridge design engineer )
    • Brunel (Isambard Marc Brunel, 1769 – 1849,  tunnel engineer )
    • Churchill (Paul Churchill, founder)
    • Cooper  (Theodore Cooper, 1839 – 1919,  bridge engineer )
    • Crowe (Frank Crowe, 1882-1946, dams)
    • Darcy  (Henry Darcy, 1803 – 1858,  hydraulic engineer )
    • deCoulomb (Charles Augustin de Coulomb, 1736 – 1806,  physicist )
    • Dickson (William Dickson, 1860-1935, motion pictures)
    • Dixon  (Jeremiah Dixon, 1733 – 1779,  surveying engineer )
    • Eads (James Buchanan Eads, 1820 – 1887,  bridge engineer )
    • Eaves  (Elsie Eaves, 1898 – 1983,  construction cost engineer )
    • Echegaray (Eggberta Echegaray, founder)
    • Eiffel  (Gustave Eiffel, 1832 – 1923,  structural engineer )
    • Eliot (Loki Eliot, founder)
    • Ellet (Charles Ellet Jr., 1810 – 1862,  bridge engineer)
    • Eopnym (Nym Eopnym, founder)
    • Ewing (Sir James Alfred Ewing KCB, 1855-1935, magentism)
    • Faraday (Michael Faraday, 1791-1867, electricty)
    • Fitzmaurice (Maurice Fitzmaurice, 1861 – 1924, bridges)
    • Ginsburg (Intolerable Ginsburg, founder)
    • Ginsburg (Junie Ginsburg, founder)
    • Goddard (Robert Goddard, 1882, rocketry)
    • Gould (Jefferson Gould, founder)
    • Jack (Salazar Jack, founder)
    • Jessop (William Jessop, 1745-1814, civil engineer)
    • Kojima (Reitsuki Kojima, founder)
    • Kukulcan (Ambiant Kukulcan, founder)
    • Latimer (Lewis Latimer, 1848, lightbulbs)
    • Mackenzie (Colonel Colin Mackenzie, 1754-1821, maps)
    • Malaprop (Ordinal Malaprop, founder)
    • Marconi (Guglielmo Marconi, 1874, radio)
    • Maxwell (James Clerk Maxwell, 1831-1879, mathematician)
    • McAdam (John Loudon McAdam, 1756-1836, roads)
    • McAlpine (Robert McAlpine, 1847-1934, construction)
    • Mondrian (Quine Mondrian, founder)
    • Mouchel (Louis Gustave Mouchel, 1852-1908, concrete)
    • Nasmyth (James Hall Nasmyth, 1808-1890, steam hammer)
    • Newall (Robert Stirling Newall, 1812-1889, wire rope)
    • Otto (Nicolaus Otto, 1832, engines)
    • Palmer (Frederick Palmer, 1860, docks)
    • Pearse (Edward Pearse, founder)
    • Pennyfeather (Remington Pennyfeather, founder)
    • Pupin (Michael Pupin, 1858, telegraphy)
    • Scarborough (Solivar Scarborough, founder)
    • Shang (Desmond Shang, founder)
    • Sprocket (Shaunathan Sprocket, founder)
    • Stanley (William Stanley, 1858, electricity)
    • Steinbeck (Khashai Steinbeck, founder)
    • Stephenson (George Stephenson, 1781 – 1848, mechanical engineer)
    • Symington (William Symington, 1764-1831, steamboat)
    • Telford (Thomas Telford, 1757-1834, civil engineer)
    • Trescothick (Malkov Trescothick, founder)
    • Webb (Francis Webb, 1836-1906, railroads)
    • Weyland (Moss Weyland, founder)
    • Whittlesea (Jules Whittlesea, founder)
    • Wind (Carriccre Wind, founder)
    • Withnail (William Withnail, founder)
    • Wombat (Lazlo Wombat, founder)
    Malaprop Mews, anyone?


    • Yang Moreau Yang Moreau April 29, 2011

      o.O Parish is more the same thing as a county rather than a road or path or way, isn’t it? At least down here it is. We don’t call them counties here, but parishes.

      • Edward Pearse Edward Pearse April 29, 2011

        Yes, parish is the congregational boundary of a church.

    • Arconus Arkright Arconus Arkright April 29, 2011

      “Malaprop Mews” definitely gets my vote.

    • Aeolus Cleanslate Aeolus Cleanslate April 30, 2011

      I like ones that roll off the tongue: Brassey Passing. Pupin Close. Trescothick March.

      • Yang Moreau Yang Moreau May 1, 2011

        O.o Trescothick March rolls off the tongue? I think it just more or less tumbled and messily dribbled off of mine.

  10. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk April 29, 2011


    Pilgrims Path is not part of Montgolfier Quay. That makes no sense. (that street name never made any sense, but…)

    the south edge of the block of land between count von zepplin and telford canals is now navigable by water.

  11. Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox April 29, 2011

    Is dere a Nikola Tesla street anywhere in town?

  12. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman May 2, 2011

    Strippedscrew lane


    Boltcutter Ave.


    Umbra Way

    Sawney Hill?

    • Aeolus Cleanslate Aeolus Cleanslate May 2, 2011

      Love this direction! Screwpolisher Court, Banking Pin Close, Broaching Vise Way, Balance Caliper Street. 

      More: Allen, Awl, Backsaw, Bar, Bit, Bob, Box, Box-Joint, Cable, Calculator, Caliper, Carpenter’S, Carpenters, Chalk, Chisel, Clamp, Claw, Cloth, Cold, Construction, Coping, Cutter, Dividers, Drill, Drywall, Emery, Flat, Framing, Hacksaw, Hammer, Hand, Head, Hex, Key, Keyhole, Knife, Level, Line, Lineman’s, Locking, Long, Measure, Metal, Needle-Nose, Nose, Open-End, Or, Pencil, Phillips, Pipe, Pliers, Plumb, Propane, Rafter, Rasp, Rip, Ripper, Saw, Scratch, Screwdriver, Set, Sledge, Slip-Joint, Slotted, Snips, Socket, Spade, Square, Square-Drive, Stapler, Steel, String, Strippers, Tacker, Tape, Tin, Toolbox, Torch, Torpedo, Triangular, Twist, Utility, Wire, Wood, Wrench.

      • Kimika Ying Kimika Ying May 7, 2011

        Continuing the alphabetical listing theme, I give you “things found in a storage shed outside an old Babbage factory while I was taking a walk and completely minding my own business”.

        Addler, Bodkinknocker, Creebolt, Dibbler, Elongator, Flaxstrapper, Gauss-spreader, Hummeller, I-hook, Joshua Link, Kettlepeg, Leghorn, Muttonsplat, Nostrum Grate, Operant’s Patent Conditioner, Peerless Pulverizer, Quebblelock, Riddler Clamp, Sprocket wrench, Tuva Loom, U-bolt Joiner, Veltcoater, Wester Ham Press, X-ray Polish, Yeastkicker, Zlot-spanner.

  13. Fono Heninga Fono Heninga May 7, 2011

    We don’t have anything “Grape” Lane-y, do we? How about… Grip Lane. 13 (nice and quiet [mostly]) or 7 (next to Loner Lane). 

    Context, *cough*:


    The bit of 8 that goes up the side of the cafe: Scholar’s Jetty, known locally as Jitters. The Jitter?

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk May 7, 2011



      Right…. Jitters. Yes, i think so.

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