When two Grahams resulted in Paignton

A Pompey forward heads the ball towards the Milton goal.  (Barry Cox collection)

From the heat of Egypt to blackberrying at Leigh Park

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I wonder if residents of Paignton Road, Copnor, know the street was originally going to be called Graham Road?

In 1925, the postmaster realised there was already a Graham Road in the town. After consulting the owners along the road, Paignton Road was agreed.

It now fits nicely with all the roads named after west country resorts: Salcombe, Seaton, Sidmouth and Teignmouth.

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