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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.

You can meet if you like ” Winter Awayday
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://i1.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.

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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.

LOCATION
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.

Oxford

Sheffield

Ludford,Market Rasen

Watchet , Somerset

Docaster

Nottinghamshire

Cornwall

London

Shetland

Norfolk

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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Sat-nav feels like state-of-the-art technology, but it’s a century since the first auto-navigation device was invented and,  there are fears such systems are starting to erode local knowledge.

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Ring Ring ! Hello , hi could you tell me where my delivery is ?

Sat-nav blunder sends Asda van crashing down narrow footpath , and he’s not on his own!

Despite the Edenfield path being about three foot wide and surrounded by dense foliage, the driver seemingly ignored common sense and instead blindly followed his electronic directions.

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Check out the SAT NAV files …..

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First ever SAT NAV

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Too Late !

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Sorry couldn’t resit this One!

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Somewhere in Snowdonia...
Somewhere in Snowdonia ” Of all the scenarios I had dreamt up before the off of things going wrong, one of the worst actually happened today- the sat nav started playing up, turning itself on and off repeatedly”.
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A bride feared she had been jilted after a sat-nav blunder left her groom struck in a narrow country lane.
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The latest satnav blunder is pointing hundreds of drivers to a bridge that has never existed. via mail-online

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A LORRY driver got stranded for seven hours in a muddy field after his Sat Nav sent him down a country lane on a “short cut” through Snowdonia.

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Eyes on the road!

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A Swedish couple seeking the golden beaches of the Italian island of Capri were disappointed when their GPS navigation system led them 400 miles off course, landing them instead in the industrial northern town of Carpi.
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No need for SAT NAV

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A Rolls Royce car after it smashed through the window of the Tesco superstore in Andover, Hampshire.
Crash and Carry

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Told You!
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“Not a Golf, But like a Golf, but a hatchback”

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Maxi Damage!

Car Crash

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Its round the back Dear !
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well dont just stand there ! get me out

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Do a u turn , and less of the back chat !
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I cant plug it in !

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