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Offline AlanH

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Re: Cabbage Island.
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2018, 07:51:20 »
That’s odd. I always thought Sheppey was known as Cabbage Island! Maybe it was the locals name for that area of Luton though and as I didn’t live that way never heard it.
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Re: Cabbage Island.
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2018, 13:24:03 »
I think there was a discussion on the forum some time ago about the origins of Cabbage Island. I believe it has something to do with the large amount of vegetables that the residents of Luton used to grow on their extensive allotments.

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Re: Cabbage Island.
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2018, 08:15:34 »
Cabbage Island was what they called Luton, I`m not sure why they did this though.
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Re: Cabbage Island.
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 16:40:05 »
Not seen it at Luton but will have another look this coming week.

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Cabbage Island.
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 11:17:46 »
You may know or not, that in Chatham`s main library, there is a free postcard of the Luton Arches. showing a tram running to Chatham. I noticed this card this week. Maybe other libraries carry it.
The card says ` Greetings from Cabbage Island ` and showing a cabbage.
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