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London’s Muriel Street become Leirum Street in Islington Council’s back-to-front thinking

by | 11th, May 2013

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NO-ONE lives inMuriel Street in Barnsbury, north London. Muriel Street has been wiped from the map. In its place is Leirum Street. That’s Muriel spelt backwards.

An Islington spokesman assures us that this is not a cock up in the Letraset section:

“The name change for a small section of Muriel Street – which is cut in two by the estate – was requested by the tenants/residents association. This was to make it less confusing for emergency vehicles and other visitors. Some residents thought it was a cock-up, but it was a quite deliberate decision. I don’t know exactly who chose the name.”

Once upon a time, street names

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