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Topic: ...interesting local history
Posted by: Stuart Kerr
Date/Time: 23/12/14 19:21:00


Abinger Road on the extreme edge of Bedford Park was so-called in honour of Augustus Binger (1789-1873) - a local headmaster, Latin scholar and bon viveur of the mid-19th century.

Binger lived in the area as was (pre-Bedford Park) and was a much loved local character. He was head of a well-known local public school, had a fine reputation as a free-scoring opening batsman and occasional leg spinner - and enjoyed shooting pheasant in the nearby woods.

When Messrs Carr and Shaw (Norman) came to name the streets of Bedford Park, someone failed to see the full stop between Binger's first name (Augustus) and his surname. Thus the street was titled Abinger Road - which it has remained ever since..

With thanks to my friend Jim Lawes for his additional information..


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...interesting local history 23/12/14 19:21:00 Stuart Kerr
   Re:...interesting local history 23/12/14 21:44:00 Pete Mayes
      Re:Re:...interesting local history 23/12/14 21:49:00 Keith Iddon
         Re:Re:Re:...interesting local history 23/12/14 22:01:00 Pete Mayes
         Re:Re:Re:...interesting local history 23/12/14 22:04:00 Pete Mayes
            Re:Re:Re:Re:...interesting local history 23/12/14 22:24:00 Stephen Thornton
            Re:Re:Re:Re:...interesting local history 23/12/14 22:35:00 Keith Iddon
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:...interesting local history 23/12/14 22:52:00 Pete Mayes
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:...interesting local history 23/12/14 22:54:00 Stuart Kerr
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:...interesting local history 23/12/14 23:27:00 bobby osborne
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:...interesting local history 23/12/14 23:36:00 Keith Iddon

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