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Ok, is it just me or am i missing something here , 2010 Social media networking is global does this stuff actually go on.

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Our winter away day, combining maps, chat and a good laugh.
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Content: Picture Gallery M1 to M6  Click to view full size image

Websites: Motorway Services Online – Friday, 1st January 2010
Misc MSAs: New page looking at what’s happened in 2009.
Services: The nearly-defunct Rainton moved to its own page, and more services added to the A27.

Links. Monterie – fantastic website on the world’s different road numbering systems

Well as always folks i am meerly bringing it to you “You Decide”

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Crapstone is a village in the county of Devon. The village is located on the edge of Dartmoor and is approximately 1 mile from the village of Yelverton, 9 miles from the city of Plymouth and 5 miles from Tavistock. https://i2.wp.com/img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/display/1ca5aa11-8289-4f71-a654-cef448e34e76.jpg

In 2007 Crapstone was used as the name of the village in a television advert for the RAC. Local residents started a protest group on the social networking site Facebook complaining that the village used in the television advert was not actually Crapstone but a location using its name. One member of the group has stated that the location for filming was near ‘The Pimple’ at Tavistock; however none of this was mentioned in the advert; not even in small print. via Wiki

In Britain we have a huge portfolio of towns and villages with strange, Bizarre and Rude place names but this has clealry not affected the price. On sale currnetly in the village of Crapstone is a 7 bedroom detached luxury pad.


A Victorian detached house offering considerable potential standing in a mature level garden, offered for sale for the first time in 60 years. 3 receptions, 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, total about 3794 sq ft (352.4 sq.m), drive, triple garage.
3 Receptions, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, 7 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, About 3794 Sq.Ft, Drive, Triple Garage.

Offers in the region of £725,000

A Victorian detached house offering considerable potential standing in a mature level garden, offered for sale for the first time in 60 years.

The partly tree lined setting forms part of a quality residential area within the village of Crapstone, very close to the south west fringe of the Dartmoor National Park, north of Plymouth. Roborough Down, with its wide open space of moorland, lies only about 100 yards away.

The village is about one mile from the National Trust Buckland Abbey and is also about a mile from the larger village of Yelverton which offers a wide range of shops, health centre, recreation ground, churches and other facilities. Yelverton Golf Club is about a mile distant.

Crapstone itself includes a small number of local shops and businesses while at Buckland Monachorum, a mile way, there is a local pub, church and a well respected primary school. The Crescent is possibly the most desirable part of the village, with quiet surroundings and seclusion offered by established trees and mature gardens, which also protect the property. Full Details description and pictures Via Stags of Plymouth.|link|

A portfolio of other bizarre place names around Britain and by the looks of it other towns across the world are ctaching on with this great British tradition.



Ludford,Market Rasen

Watchet , Somerset







Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 7EX, UK

Pity Me Durham, County Durham DH1, UK

Land O Nod Farm Mickleby, Ugthorpe, North Yorkshire YO21 2BL, UK

Dull, Perth and Kinross PH15 UK

Thong Shorne, Kent DA12, UK

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Its really amazing how over the period of a decade we have become over run with the world of tech geeky gadgets, but its strange when you think we did manage without them all. Almost everybody in the world has been changed by something we never had,even the mobile phone is now not considerd to be the future you could even add laptops to that. We most certaintly take all of this for granted espcially the internet, when it was first released to the massess we had 56k dial up, basic computers with floppy drives and some without modems and disc drives.Now our whole lives revolve around the world of the internet especially socially. Ebay,Twitter,Facebook and online shopping are all now part of our lives. Working from home has grown due to the age of the internet the Blackberry and iphone are out there everywhere we take photos and video and send them to our blogs so the whole world is updated within seconds. But one thing is for sure more is to come and in 10 years time we will be talking about something completely diffrent.

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A graduate of Oxford University, England, in 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web

The company was acquired by eBay in September 2005 for $2.6 billion

On November 28, 2007, Google Maps for Mobile 2.0 was released. It introduced a GPS-like location service that does not require a GPS receiver.

Apple announced the iPhone on January 9, 2007,after months of rumors and speculation.

Since its creation in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Twitter has gained notability and popularity worldwide

Facebook launched a high school version in September 2005, which Zuckerberg called the next logical step.

Blu-ray Disc (Also known as BD or Blu-Ray) is an optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the standard DVD format

A hotspot is a site that offers Internet access over a wireless local area network through the use a router connected to a link to an Internet service provider. Hotspots typically use Wi-Fi technology for the wireless network. Hotspots may be found in coffee shops and various other public places.

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