I wondered if there was an easy way of doing an online search for town and street names, so I could find funny ones. The popular mapping sites are great if you want to search for a specific name, but I was looking for somewhere you could do more general substring searches, or ideally regex searches.
I didn’t really find what I was looking for, so I decided to make my own instead.
Before I did that, after getting hold of street and place name data from the Ordnance Survey, I thought I’d do a bit of titting about with it first and see what interesting things fell out.
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