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DavidH71

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Re: General Developments

PostMon Jun 29, 2020 10:34 pm

Slightly more detail on the Kingfisher Quarter development proposed for Dumballs Road.
https://www.wales247.co.uk/plans-submit ... velopment/
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Re: General Developments

PostMon Jun 29, 2020 11:26 pm

Simon__200 wrote:Any idea how the policy on Welsh street names has evolved, with certain parts of the city using Welsh language addresses? It doesn't seem related to era; loads of relatively old locations in Whitchurch have Welsh language addresses. I get that Whitchurch was once a village in itself, but it's still pretty much a stonethrow away.


It's likely ebbed and flowed, with a lot of Welsh name on the oldest streets (with some having been changed to a new English name at some pint e.g. Queen's Street, City Road), then a lot of English names during the times of coal and now more Welsh names again.

There's some great curiosities though, such as around Mackintosh Place in Roath. Look at the map below and remember that Mackintosh Place was named after Alfred Donald Mackintosh, originally of Moy, Inverness who's historical family home was called Daviot (not far from Braeval) and who married Harriet Diana Arabella Richards, giving birth to a son called Angus.

Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/MacKintosh+Pl,+Cardiff/@51.4947792,-3.1711923,16.94z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x486e1c951dc92afb:0xabf816ffb23a1c45!8m2!3d51.4958998!4d-3.173265?hl=en
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Re: General Developments

PostWed Jul 01, 2020 1:22 am

There's also Excelsior Road in Cardiff and There and Back Again Lane in Bristol, pop culture references.
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Re: General Developments

PostWed Jul 01, 2020 10:32 am

DavidH71 wrote:Slightly more detail on the Kingfisher Quarter development proposed for Dumballs Road.
https://www.wales247.co.uk/plans-submit ... velopment/


Kingfisher Quarter? Is someone employed to make up such crap generic names or do they use a random word generator...
Build it and they will come.
Get it wrong and they will fall off.
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Re: General Developments

PostWed Jul 01, 2020 11:35 am

Msmurf wrote:
DavidH71 wrote:Slightly more detail on the Kingfisher Quarter development proposed for Dumballs Road.
https://www.wales247.co.uk/plans-submit ... velopment/


Kingfisher Quarter? Is someone employed to make up such crap generic names or do they use a random word generator...


So much over use of the word 'quarter' in the city as well.

It looks alright though
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Re: General Developments

PostWed Jul 01, 2020 11:58 am

There can only be four quarters, surely we're in a mathematical impossibility in Cardiff now? :lol:
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Re: General Developments

PostWed Jul 01, 2020 1:01 pm

Capital Quarter
Laundry Quarter
Kingfisher Quarter
Canal Quarter

Have I missed any?
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Re: General Developments

PostWed Jul 01, 2020 1:06 pm

Brewery, Castle, Cafe...
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Re: General Developments

PostThu Jul 02, 2020 12:48 am

DavidH71 wrote:Slightly more detail on the Kingfisher Quarter development proposed for Dumballs Road.
https://www.wales247.co.uk/plans-submit ... velopment/


Well thank god for something not aimed towards students for once
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Re: General Developments

PostThu Jul 02, 2020 11:03 am

Kyle wrote:
Msmurf wrote:
DavidH71 wrote:Slightly more detail on the Kingfisher Quarter development proposed for Dumballs Road.
https://www.wales247.co.uk/plans-submit ... velopment/


Kingfisher Quarter? Is someone employed to make up such crap generic names or do they use a random word generator...


So much over use of the word 'quarter' in the city as well.

It looks alright though


I dont mind Quarter...even though we have 7 (?).

But what is connection with Kingfisher?

Dumballs Quay maybe... or Embankment Quarter..
Build it and they will come.
Get it wrong and they will fall off.
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