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Meet ups/where are you? Staines upon Thames!

(16 Posts)
elizabethsbarefoot Sat 13-Apr-13 15:34:18

Yes getting used to the new name grumble grumble more ink to waste, longer name, grumble grumble! Seriously it is not bad once you get used to the planes!

tanith Sat 13-Apr-13 15:52:18

I thought that happened a couple of years ago elizabethsbarefoot!

gracesmum Sat 13-Apr-13 15:56:46

Better than stains upon cardis grin!

Bez Sat 13-Apr-13 16:53:47

It used to be in Middlesex when I was a child and then changed to be in Surrey at one of the boundary change times. I gather the high street has seen some changes in the last few years too - would be nice to think it was doing well.
Being called Staines upon Thames is it now a county borough etc on its own or is it still part of Surrey?

FlicketyB Sat 13-Apr-13 16:58:38

Sounds snobbish to me, like talking about Henley upon Thames, when I was a child we just called it Henley. How soon before London becomes London on Thames?

I worked in Staines for some years, it was a nice place to work with a good High Street.

york46 Sat 13-Apr-13 17:43:30

gracesmum grin

absent Sat 13-Apr-13 17:45:29

Do we still have Egham Under Staines?

Gally Sat 13-Apr-13 17:47:41

As a small child I lived in Addiscombe (near Croydon) which was in Surrey. Now it's apparently in South London not Surrey any more confused

Nelliemoser Sat 13-Apr-13 18:20:52

Why do I always think of anywhere called, "on" or "upon" Thames, Soar, Humber, Trent, Sea, etc etc, as a floating town or city. hmm

jerryatric Tue 16-Apr-13 09:26:50

I Live in Stanwell which has postal address of Staines upon Thames .
Staines high st on weekends and market days could be mistaken for any Asian town selling cheap junk.

gracesmum Tue 16-Apr-13 10:31:56

If Egham is under Staines and Staines is upon Thames, does that put Egham IN the Thames - must be a bit wet grin

jerryatric Tue 16-Apr-13 12:43:15

gracesmum you have a good point re being wet When the Meads are flodded it looks like the Thames has taken it over

gracesmum Tue 16-Apr-13 17:25:17

Well - are you surprised? grin

feetlebaum Tue 16-Apr-13 22:06:47

Bez - Staines High Street was 'pedestrianized' some years ago, I'm afraid.
It has all the atmosphere of a funeral now.

The council apparently felt that 'Staines-on-Thames' might repair some of the damage done to the reputation of the place by Ali G and his 'Staines Massive' routines!

gracesmum Tue 16-Apr-13 22:17:56

That was so funny wasn't it?

feetlebaum Mon 22-Apr-13 08:37:28

For a little while, yes...