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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2011, 09:01:57 pm »
Had a bank manager called Mr Beg...... ::-)
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2011, 09:03:59 pm »
A couple of foreign artics recently, on the A303: "Discordia" and "Stoptrans". The latter was Polish.

I thought that you might have mentioned a butchers shop that used to be in a Somerset town on the A30.

Char[re]d Meat?
Not a shop but a meat processor. Name changed some years ago.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2011, 09:31:58 pm »
Of course there is also the Buckinghamshire coach company, based in Olney:

Sole's of Olney

who were founded by Richard* Sole and used to have his initial in their title as well. It was quietly dropped sometime in the late 70s.




*Might have been Robert but it definitely began with an R.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2011, 10:18:09 pm »


Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2011, 10:21:46 pm »
A couple of foreign artics recently, on the A303: "Discordia" and "Stoptrans". The latter was Polish.

I thought that you might have mentioned a butchers shop that used to be in a Somerset town on the A30.

Char[re]d Meat?
Not a shop but a meat processor. Name changed some years ago.

That's the one.


Of course there is also the Buckinghamshire coach company, based in Olney:

Sole's of Olney

who were founded by Richard* Sole and used to have his initial in their title as well. It was quietly dropped sometime in the late 70s.




*Might have been Robert but it definitely began with an R.



I never knew it was R. Soles. They advertise on the local radio, just as Soles of Olney. (actualy, I think it's spelt Souls? but never mind)
Another one, not far from there is the hauliage company, Knights, which is based in a small village called, Old, hence the name, Knights of Old. Not sure that they are in business any more.

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2011, 10:23:08 pm »
While cycling in the North American desert, I saw a sign for the ironically named, "Death Valley Health Centre."

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2011, 10:31:03 pm »
Of course there is also the Buckinghamshire coach company, based in Olney:

Sole's of Olney

who were founded by Richard* Sole and used to have his initial in their title as well. It was quietly dropped sometime in the late 70s.

I never knew it was R. Soles. They advertise on the local radio, just as Soles of Olney. (actualy, I think it's spelt Souls? but never mind)

I think you are right, it is Soul's, the R was dropped years ago but when I was a kid we used to regularly see' R Soul's of Olney' coaches.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2011, 11:12:45 pm »
There is a little village near Oswestry called Knockin.

I desperately want to open a shop there.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2011, 12:04:22 am »
There is a little village near Oswestry called Knockin.

I desperately want to open a shop there.

I recall an allusion to such an emporium in one of Noel Simpson's Arrivée articles...

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2011, 12:10:27 am »
There is a little village near Oswestry called Knockin.

I desperately want to open a shop there.

The Knockin Shop appears on a Wigley Perm IIRC :)

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2011, 12:14:36 am »

Another one, not far from there is the hauliage company, Knights, which is based in a small village called, Old, hence the name, Knights of Old. Not sure that they are in business any more.

They certainly are.I frequently see one or other of their HGV's in the Market Drayton area.In fact one passed Prees Heath roundabout during the Saturday night of the Mersey Roads 24hr TT.I believe you were in the vicinity at the time :)

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2011, 06:40:17 am »
Our local "recycling and landfill" company.

http://www.crapperandsons.co.uk/
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2011, 11:43:08 am »
Birmingham also boasts the perennial disappointment to Victorian underwear fetishist Bloomer Heaven

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2011, 12:22:47 pm »
We sometimes ride past this place. I always imagine it to be some kind of theme park.

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2011, 10:12:59 pm »
Not really a bad name but could explain phantom pregnancies: Spook Erections, a builders in Moreton-in-Marsh in the '80s (didn't see it when the Birthday Rides were there).
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2011, 09:41:53 am »
[Ben Elton] A little bit of politics...

George Bush & Son, Wholesale Butchers

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2011, 11:01:31 am »
Many decades ago, the 'Yuk' Chinese restaurant, in Copenhagen. Locals did not see this as strange...

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2011, 11:33:23 am »
Photoshopped?  Probably not.  Deliberate?  Almost certainly.

http://www.soignorant.com/its-a-fuking-chinese-restaurant/
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2011, 12:48:10 pm »
There was a Chinese restaurant called Ho Lee Fook on the Kings Road in Chelsea.

Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2011, 12:49:14 pm »
I. Quibble, Contractor in Hull.


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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2011, 03:24:53 pm »
flier found in our inbox today - hair and beauty salon "split endz". as per my mrs -  who would want to go there?

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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #47 on: August 13, 2011, 03:51:51 pm »
There is a little village near Oswestry called Knockin.

I desperately want to open a shop there.

More than 20 years ago my brother and I cycled from Shrewsbury into Wales, dropping into the Knockin Shop for essential supplies.
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2011, 04:06:16 pm »
I can scarcely believe we are 48 replies in and no one has mentioned the tool firm 'Abingdon King Dick' famous for 'podging spanners' IIRC. whether that is a variety of wrench or an immoral act I'll leave it up to you to decide.

Or how about Facom?

Has anyone else had dealings with an estate agent called Richard Head? (Hazel Grove, 1990s)
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Re: The badly-named businesses thread
« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2011, 04:17:18 pm »
http://feeduscrap.com/

Made me do a double take when I drove past in Nantes, France.