Amusing postcodes

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    Charles Morgan mentioned a while ago that The Oriental Club's postcode used to be W1N 0ES, until it was changed by a humourless Royal Mail.

    Meanwhile, I can't help sniggering at the fact the Kensington Palace is lumbered with W8 4PU. No wonder its inhabitants can seem a bit constipated at times...
    Does anyone else know of any amusing or appropriate (genuine) postcodes?
     
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    On a related note (well, sort of) I once had an elderly tenant who was a postbox spotter.

    He could tell you the style of the postbox at various locations.

    He told me about the postbox on "The Green" close to me and about 10 miles from where he lived - shape, features, style etc.

    Was he right - you bet.

    And yes, he was single ;).
     
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    I believe that the BBC / Radio 1 have W1N 4DJ at Great Portland Street
     
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    Well at least postcodes can't be mis-spaced to make them look like something they are clearly not.
     
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    I seem to remember Chris Evans' show on R1 in the mid 90s used to announce this postcode. I don't recall the first part as strongly but '4DJ' was definitely the second part.
     
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    I always like this one. Not a UK Postcode but amusing all the same

    V4G 1N4

    edit: I see Moonloops got there first....
     
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    Not a postcode but a place. (DJ pushed my memory button)

    Keynsham spelt K-E-Y-N-S-H-A-M. Horace Batchelor flogging a pools system on Lucky Luxemburg 208 meters Medium Wave.
    Sobell Transistor radio under the bedcovers with an earplug after being told to go to sleep by Mum. Ah the rebeliousness of it.
    Sorry Mum.

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    Youth of today don't know what any of the following are usually:

    Floppy disks
    Vinyl or associated speeds
    Cassette
    MW / LW

    ...and struggle to send faxes and write cheques.

    I feel old I'm 35...
     
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    Carbon paper.
    Correctine.
    Oblique stroke.
    Writing Pad.
    Banda Machine.
    Thank you letters.
    Dolly Blue.
    Proser.
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    All gone.

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    How fast can a thread go off-topic.....
     
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    Depends how quick I get there:devil:.
     
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    To bring it back on course, here are a few personalised postcodes, where the final two letters have been tailored to an organisation:

    EH99 1SP - Scottish Parliament
    SW1H 0TL - Transport for London
    E16 1XL - The ExCeL Centre

    Not particularly amusing, but appropriate. :)

    Oh, and ensure Santa receives all those Christmas letters, he also has his own (non-compliant) postcode: SAN TA1.
     
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    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    Snow White had, allegedly, IM4 7UP
     
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    Laigh Road Newton Mearns Glasgow G77 5EX
    Henny Road, Bures CO8 5EX
    Washington Close, Lancaster, LA1 5EX
    There's quite a few 5EX ones
    Malton Avenue, SL1 4QU

     
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    They are still used by our UK Mail / Business Post PC for transferring something.

    I tried to convert to using USB but the operators struggled.

    God knows why - different drive letter is the only difference.

    I still keep them in my drawer as within the last year/18 months I had to rebuild a camera PC with just DOS (using 98SE) and needed one for that.

    Find someone under 20 and show them one - then see what they think it is...
     

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