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The photograph of the listed triangle (which seems to be being coy about the nature of hazard of which it is warning) also reveals that the bus stop names the location as "Harlington High Street", not "High Street Harlington" as the street signs have it.

The pillar box has been adorned with a hat, but I can't quite make out what the design is - are they roses?
It’s a relief to know that one of the three pubs has survived. Haven’t been there for a few years but I remember the White Hart as being pretty decent and probably the best place close to Heathrow for traditional pub food.
Timbo - a hollow red equilateral triangle with 18 inch sides was the caution sign for ‘dangerous corners, cross roads, or precipitous places’ until the Ministry of Transport issued "Standardisation of Road Direction Posts and Warning Signs Form 39" on 28 February 1921.

The pillar box is topped by 80 poppies knitted by Harlington Women's Institute for the D-Day anniversary.
In the OS app, the “standard” map shows it as just High Street south of Station Road (which does a strange 90 degree turn) until West End Lane. Then it becomes High Street Harlington.
You cannot rely on Local Authority to put correct signs up viz: Temple Mill Lane E15/Temple Mills Lane, or the sign put up in Silvertown Way opposite Canning Town station that shows walking route to new City Hall south, and walking route to West Ham United at The Boleyn Ground to the left. The Hammers had relocated at least 2 years before the sign was posted.
At least they got the mini roundabout sign the right way up in Harlington, something that has evaded Newham at countless sites.
Does that mean the other High Street Somethings are also really just High Streets, and would this affect Harlington's claim on being the longest?

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I wonder if the Wembley "High Street" is so called as it is high on a hill. High Street in Aberystwyth is a nondescript but elevated backstreet. The name appears to be a literal translation of the Welsh name, referring to the topography. Meanwhile, the town's busiest shopping street - Great Darkgate Street - in Welsh is Stryd Fawr, the "great street". This is the equivalent of High Street in English.
I'd always thought Plumstead High Street felt like one of the longest, but having checked it's only 0.9 miles. It must be the traffic.
You might think that getting road names consistent between the various places they are mentioned (signs, maps, databases, legal documents etc) would have got more important in the computer age. Indeed in most countries it probably has. But in the UK and Canada, that need for precision is probably diminished, because postcodes turn most of an address into a decorative addition which can be garbled without serious consequences
All this has reminded me that some parts of the country - particularly the East Midlands and Yorkshire - called their focal point for shopping and other services Main Street instead of High Street. Very much not a London thing, the only Main Street in my standard A-Z being in Hanworth and entirely residential.
2 streetsigns for such a long high street is quite sparse (and the one pictured doesn't look very fresh neither). Are there any regulations for streetsigns I wonder? Some boroughs seem to take placing them at every intersection a little more seriously than others.
Having a ghostly barmaid called Alice would certainly give a new meaning to the pop song "Living Next Door to Alice", especially the Roy Chubby Brown comedy cover version.
There also seem to be quite a few examples of 'High Road' in London, which isn't a common name elsewhere in the country.
There is one High Street in Hong Kong. Logically it should be called Fourth Street, but isn't because four sounds like death in Chinese.
Misplaced quotation mark in " 'Harlington on separate' lines" (2nd last para)
Thanks (you missed the other misplaced quotation mark later in the paragraph).

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