Thursday, 5 November 2009

Argleton origins

According to a Daily Telegraph story, Argleton is a 'phantom town' in Lancashire that appears on Google Maps and online directories but doesn't actually exist.

Google locates it in the middle of a field near Ormskirk. Speculation is rampant on how it got there. Was it added as a trap for those purloining the intellectual property?

Argleton is an anagram of Not Elgar. Appropriate. It doesn't exist in "England's Green and Pleasant Land" ... unlike Jerusalem something Elgar didn't orchestrate.

Look at nearby Aughton. Is Angleton is a simple transcription error?

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