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Author Topic: There are Bostons, Londons, Manchesters etc all over the old British Empire...  (Read 1358 times)

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There are even few Brightons scattered around. Why aren't there any places called Scunthorpe?
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There are even few Brightons scattered around. Why aren't there any places called Scunthorpe?

During my 21+ years as a mail sorter with Australia Post I saw many placenames that were obviously from Britain & Ireland. In fact I learnt even more about geography of other countries than I'd known before as well as that of Aus. You're right, P-K, there aren't many thorpes (plenty of dorps in South Africa though) around. In fact unless it's the name of a capital city it's a much less chance of being used at all. The most common placename in Australia is Mount Pleasant. As a former mail sorter I can tell you there is a Richmond in every state. Other common placenames include Canterbury, Newtown and Swansea.
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There are even few Brightons scattered around. Why aren't there any places called Scunthorpe?

During my 21+ years as a mail sorter with Australia Post I saw many placenames that were obviously from Britain & Ireland. In fact I learnt even more about geography of other countries than I'd known before as well as that of Aus. You're right, P-K, there aren't many thorpes (plenty of dorps in South Africa though) around. In fact unless it's the name of a capital city it's a much less chance of being used at all. The most common placename in Australia is Mount Pleasant. As a former mail sorter I can tell you there is a Richmond in every state. Other common placenames include Canterbury, Newtown and Swansea.

I guess the early settlers had a high percentage of ex mail sorters amongst their numbers ....... :D

"The Mount Pleasant Mail Centre (often shortened as Mount Pleasant, known internally as the Mount[1] and officially known as the London Central Mail Centre)[2] is a mail centre operated by Royal Mail in London, England. The site has previously operated as one of the largest sorting offices in the world.[3] It is located in the London Borough of Islington, on the boundary with the London Borough of Camden." wiki
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