Did you know that not far from Hornerman Lane is Pregnancy Lane? How about Buller Street or Pepper Sauce Road?
Here are 10 of the strangest names we've spotted along the roads of Trinidad and Tobago:
1. Pregnancy Lane/Horner Man Lane, Diego Martin
These famous (or infamous?) streets in Diego Martin have a sordid history. It is alleged that Hornerman Lane, formerly Trumpet Lane, was so named because the men from that street allegedly wandered over to Pregnancy Lane, formerly Wilson Lane, when the husbands on that street left for work. The name stuck after eight women allegedly became pregnant around the same time about 30 years ago.
2. Buller Street, Port of Spain
Contrary to some dirty minds, Buller Street is actually named after General Sir Redvers Henry Buller, a British Army officer who was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest award for British and Commonwealth forces. He served as Commander-in-Chief of British forces in South Africa during the early months of the Second Boer War and subsequently commanded the army in Natal until his return to England in November 1900. Did you know? Six other streets bear names of members of the British Army who also performed admirably, including Roberts, Kitchener, Baden-Powell, Methuen, McDonald and Gatacre Streets.
3. Pepper Sauce Road, Endeavour, Chaguanas
Things must get spicy there.
4. Potato Trace, La Romaine
Located off the Southern Main Road, Potato Trace is actually close to Hosein's Meat Shop. You know what they say about meat and potatoes...
5. Sesame Street, Preysal
Can you tell us how to get there? Seriously, we don't know.
6. Concerned Citizen Street, Couva
It's a rough guess, but we think a concerned citizen decided to finally name this street.
7. Faecal Dump Road, Union Village
Located off Naparima Mayaro Road, it's a mystery as to how this street was named. LoopTT has reached out to the councillors for the area for more information on this.
8. Mandingo Road, Princes Town
Located off Moruga Road, this road is so long there's actually a Mandingo Road Number One.
9. Soursop Crescent, Malabar
Did you know? There's also a Soursop Street in Nassau Bahamas, and a Soursop Lane in Florida, USA.
10. Punch Bowl Road, Mason Hall, Tobago
Located off Northside Road, this curious name fits its winding shape.
What strange road or place names do you know of in Trinidad and Tobago?
10 of the strangest street names in Trinidad and Tobago
Alina Doodnath Created : 30 January 2018
Looptt.com news, Lifestyle
For a small country, Trinidad and Tobago is full of curious place names. In a sequel to the first article titled 10 of the strangest street names in Trinidad and Tobago, here are 10 more curious place names sent in by our readers:
1. Bachanal Street, Toco
Located in Toco on Trinidad’s north coast, Bachanal Street is one 'n' away from the often-used 'bachannal'. Hopefully there isn’t too much of that on this street.
2. Cutass Trace, Cedar Hill, Princes Town
We hope no one was injured in the making of this street name.
3. Scorpion Lane, Couva
This interestingly named street is located off the Southern Main Road, Couva. Let’s hope there are no actual scorpions lying in wait!
4. Tin Pan Alley, Barrackpore
We’re not sure if this street was named after the famous location in New York City, but it sure does have a nice sound to it.
5. 21 Jump Street, Wallerfield
We’re not sure which came first, this street name or the famous 1980s television series starring Johnny Depp.
6. Buck Buck Avenue, Tobago
Located in Canaan, Tobago, this street name’s history is unknown, however ‘buck buck’ also refers to a game where one group of players climbs on the backs of a second group in order to build as large a pile as possible or to cause the supporting players to collapse.
According to NALIS, Hardbargain was one of the parcels of land granted to the Merikins, free black settlers who fought in the 1775 American War of Independence. These black soldiers/marines were runaway slaves of American slave owners who made up the British army and that they were recruited into a total of six military companies. There were six company villages: The First Company settled in what is now known as New Grant, the Second Company interestingly enough, initially settled in the Laventille and Caroni areas. The Third Company settled in Indian Walk, and the Fourth Company settled in Hardbargain - There is a story that the early settlers bartered their wives for much-needed horses in order to work their plantations. Streets named after settlers include Williamsville and Gobin village. The famous Triveni Mandir is also located at Williamsville, Hardbargain.
8. Indian Walk, Moruga
Carrying on from the last point, Indian Walk also has an interesting history. The area was said to be the pathway of the Guara-joon tribe which came from Venezuela through Moruga to trade in the Mission known as Princes Town.
9. Goodwood, Tobago
We're sure there are beautiful forests in the area of Goodwood Tobago. One reader said there's also an area known as Big Hole in Goodwood - no comment!
10. Pepper Village
Trinis love their pepper, so much so that we've named an entire village after it. This village is located near South Oropouche.
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10 (more) strange place names of Trinidad and Tobago
Loop News Created : 29 October 2019 Lifestyle