Photoblog: The Time We Went On A(n Aborted) Funny Names Tour Of England

Three years in the making. A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with over 600 entries on from locales as unlikely as Azerbaijan and Central African Republic. And it finally came to this – part one of our road trip to find the weirdest, rudest and funniest place name signs in the country.

Accompanied by Mark, driver and chief finder of signs, we had planned a three day bonanza across the entire south of England. This did not go to plan. We ended up aborting the journey at a McDonalds in Newbury after our sat nav/camera hybrid (Mark’s phone) with all the requisite postcodes failed us in dramatic style and we ended up about 100 miles behind schedule.

In any case, we still got about 30 places ticked off the list. And here they are:

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