Roads Named after Discworld Places

Welcome to Wincanton, twinned with Discworld – This Britain, UK – The Independent

Around 30 prospective residents who buy one of the 212 Wimpey homes due to be completed by July can live on Peach Pie Street or Treacle Mine Road. The idea appears to be paying off for Wimpey already. Two families have pledged to buy homes on those “Discworld” streets before they have even been built. More than 1,000 of the town’s residents voted for the two names from a shortlist of 14 Discworld references suggested by Sir Terry, after Wimpey opened up a public online poll.

This is not Wincanton’s first foray into Sir Terry’s make-believe land. In 2002, it was officially twinned with the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork from the novels, the first town in the world to link up with a fictional place.

Note the comments – actually, it’s not that nice a place to live, and a lot of the local council really don’t like involvement in this kind of thing – ie anything from the 20th or 21st century…

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About Alan Hardcastle

Media Lecturer with an interest in Pedagogy and Politics.

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