Monday, January 21, 2008

The street with no name

It might not appear in any A to Z or guide book, but that hasn’t stopped tourists arriving in droves at the Street With No Name. Staff at Levenshulme station in Manchester say a growing number of visitors to the city have been stopping off at the unnamed Levenshulme street to have their picture taken with its infamous sign.

Despite being created more than 160 years ago the street has never had an official title.
Neighbours began to refer to it as The Street With No Name and over the decades it stuck.

As recognition of its unique status, nearby residents put up a sign bearing the curious moniker last May. Sadly, it disappeared later in the summer but at the end of last year was replaced with a new larger sign installed 12 feet off the ground to discourage thieves.

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