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Offline mikeb

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Re: Ham Shades Lane Tankerton
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 23:12:51 »
Thanks Smiffy, that seems to fit. The area is known to be "soggy" at times of heavy rain.

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Re: Ham Shades Lane Tankerton
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 15:10:22 »
Ham is probably from the old english hamm, meaning water meadow. Shade or shode is derived from the old english scēadan, to divide, often in reference to a river. So, the possible origin may be "the river branch in the water meadow".

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Ham Shades Lane Tankerton
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 13:23:52 »
I am intrigued by the name of this Lane in Tankerton. The name suggests it is of same age but can anyone tell us how it came by this name?

 

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