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Old 08-05-2019, 08:28   #1
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Towns called Accrington.

I'm quite sure that ours is the only township in the world called Accrington. However, I was recently told that there was one in New Zealand, so I wrote off to the NZ Embassy in London to enquire. The reply was that no township could be found, but there is a farm/homestead in a place called Chorlton in the region called Banks Peninsula on South Island.

The house is available for holiday renting, so I've flashed an enquriy off to the owner asking why the house is so called. Watch this space.
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Old 08-05-2019, 09:15   #2
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Many years ago I was told that there was a neighbourhood in Sydney, Australia that was called Accrington that had a reputation of being quite a rough district.
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:35   #3
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I know an Accrington lass in Aus. I will ask her to enquire.
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:34   #4
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Bob, no Accrington but Blackburn and Burnley both in Victoria
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Old 09-05-2019, 19:47   #5
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Bob, no Accrington but Blackburn and Burnley both in Victoria
Thanks for this. I've learned it's not in Sydney either.
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:57   #6
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Hi there,
Google Earth can't find any other town named Accrington, but what it did find were streets/courts etc. in the following towns:
El Paso Texas USA
Charlotte North Carolina USA
Corpus Christi Texas USA
Sacramento California USA
I contacted the "Visitors Information Centre" of all the above mentioned towns on where the name of Accrington originated, but sorry to say I only got an answer from Charlotte N.C. with a link to a local historian, who informed me in an e-mail "Sorry no idea"
If you go into Google Earth (Street View Modus) you can find/see the name of Accrington on the respected sign posts.

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Old 10-05-2019, 19:39   #7
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Hi there,
Google Earth can't find any other town named Accrington, but what it did find were streets/courts etc. in the following towns:
El Paso Texas USA
Charlotte North Carolina USA
Corpus Christi Texas USA
Sacramento California USA
I contacted the "Visitors Information Centre" of all the above mentioned towns on where the name of Accrington originated, but sorry to say I only got an answer from Charlotte N.C. with a link to a local historian, who informed me in an e-mail "Sorry no idea"
If you go into Google Earth (Street View Modus) you can find/see the name of Accrington on the respected sign posts.

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Good work Landusweg - thanks. I'll leave it at that du to pressure of work.
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Old 10-05-2019, 20:03   #8
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Re: Towns called Accrington.

I found one in Street View.
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Old 13-05-2019, 08:26   #9
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I'm going to try again, with the following image. Tried this before, but it didn't work. So let's see if it works this time!



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Still can't get the image to appear! What am I doing wrong, as the location is in the message i.e. http:// ect, ect,? Can someone help.

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Old 14-05-2019, 07:05   #10
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I appreciate the work you've put into this, Landhusweg. I have been given the name and address of a historian in New Zealand who may be able to help me learn why the farm I mentioned is called Accrington. Report follows
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Old 14-05-2019, 11:12   #11
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Is this the photo you`re trying to post?
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Old 14-05-2019, 20:17   #13
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Just admit it to yourselves, there can only ever be 1 Accy....
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Old 15-05-2019, 07:50   #14
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Hi again gpick24,

Yes this is the picture, so what did I do wrong?

P.S. Already answered your reply in the forum topic "Feedback/Suggestions/Help".

Will however wait until you can reply to this answer i.e. what did I do wrong.
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Old 15-05-2019, 10:14   #15
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I`m don`t know where you are going wrong but the address you are copying into the insert image is -
"http://www.accringtonweb.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/13774/title/accrington-rd-el-paso/cat/1004"

When it should be -
"http://www.accringtonweb.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=13774&size=1"

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