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Replacing of decorative street stone in Darwen welcomed

THE controversial renaming of a Darwen street and the replacing of an old decorative stone has been welcomed by a former member of the now-defunct Darwen Civic Society.

As reported in the Lancashire Telegraph last week, Grime Street, off Vale Street, has been renamed Garibaldi Terrace after a stone bearing the name was removed during clearance works in the area, now part of the Orchard Park development.

Historians said they were baffled at the decision to revert to what had been perceived to be the original name, as Grime Street pre-dated Garibaldi Terrace and the two were separate.

David Pack, of Earnsdale Road, told the Lancashire Telegraph: “The original Garibaldi Terrace was located on the site of the new houses numbered 15, 17 and 19 Harwood Street.

“Possibly the stone should have been placed on one of these houses.

“Only the builders know why it has appeared in Grime Street.

“However, I must state that I am pleased that the stone was saved and incorporated in the new development.”

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1:44am Tue 11 Mar 14

Neridah says...

Well I am not a fan of changing street names especial from the original names. People may think there is a good reason to change a name but the negitive side is that part of the history of a town is lost. Take for example if someone wants to do family research in the future. It will make it extremely hard for people to walk down 'Memory Lane' literally. All streets no matter how well or badly they are named are full of history and the towns pasts.
Well I am not a fan of changing street names especial from the original names. People may think there is a good reason to change a name but the negitive side is that part of the history of a town is lost. Take for example if someone wants to do family research in the future. It will make it extremely hard for people to walk down 'Memory Lane' literally. All streets no matter how well or badly they are named are full of history and the towns pasts. Neridah
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