Monday, June 01, 2009

North and South


In Oxford, North Parade is south of South Parade. The reason for this dates back to the Civil War. The Roundheads were approaching Oxford from the north so South Parade was their southern front. Meanwhile the Royalists were approaching from the south and North Parade was their northern front. The land between was, I suppose, No Man's Land.

3 Comments:

Blogger kinglear said...

..and parts of North Carolina are actually south of South Carolina.. There is a street in Perth Scotland which is called Needless Street. I'm not sure if the residents think so...

10:51 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Are you sure it wasn't Needles Street originally?

7:40 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Didn't know that.

10:38 pm  

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