Friday 10 July, 2020

10 of the strangest street names in Trinidad and Tobago

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? 

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