Street Names and their Origins (Tadley, Baughurst and the Pambers)

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Street Names and their Origins (Tadley, Baughurst and the Pambers)

By Marie-Claude Lelliott and Alan Albery

Published in 1997, 33 pages. A5 size booklet (N7848)

From the introduction: Since 'Tadley Street Names' was first published in 1991, the construction of new dwellings in the area has advanced rapidly and a reprint with the new additions was decided. In this edition, we have included the bordering villages of Baughurst, Pamber End, Pamber Green and Pamber Heath as part of a wider semi-rural community and selected the O.S. Map of North-East Hampshire as our reference for the classification of the road names in each parish.

Tadley, Baughurst and Pamber Heath have expanded considerably in the last 50 years and the steady increase in developments explains the large proportion of new street names since 1950. The modern names have been chosen by the joint approval of developers, Council planners and Post Office representatives. They may refer to nature (Heathlands, Pinehurst), indicate an historical event (Douro Close) or commemorate a local resident (Millers Road, Erskine Close). Pamber Green, on the other hand, has not altered over the recent years and the majority of its roads can be traced back to the last century. They may designate an ancient turnpike (Aldermaston Road), a drove road (Green Lane) or a family surname (Kimbers Lane). We hope that the following pages will bring some meaningful explanations to our community and make us aware of the continuity between past and present.

The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers have some minor scuffs, and light wear along the edges, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound