Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I Think Quatto used to Live There

Residents of 'Butt Hole Road' club together to change street's unfortunate name

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 11:24 AM on 26th May 2009

In the end, the constant jokes were just too much to take for the long-suffering residents of Butt Hole Road.

Groups of youths used to visit the street and bare their backsides for photographs while many delivery firms simply refused to believe it existed.

And coachloads of amused American tourists frequently turned up to view the sign after it appeared in a US book.

And so despairing households in the suburban street in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, decided that the road's name simply had to change.

The sign for 'Butt Hole Road'

The sign for 'Butt Hole Road' which has now changed to Archers Way after complaints from residents in Conisbrough near Doncaster

They spent £300 to change their address to the rather more palatable Archers Way.

Resident Peter Sutton said he originally thought the street's name would be fun - but admits he soon got tired of the jokes.

Mr Sutton moved into the house vacated in 2003 by Paul and Lisa Allott, who were forced to move after becoming fed up with their street's name.

Mr Allott said: 'We'd heard every single gag there is and we'd had enough.

'We've had people flashing their bottoms for photographs by the drive, we've had people ringing us up with hilarious jokes about the street name and then we've had those who just don't believe us.

'All the other street names around here are quite sensible.

'I just can't see why they didn't call it Butt Hall Road, or something like that. I've no idea why it was named like this.'

Not a Tasty Beverage

Man named Beverage charged with DUI

ST. PETERSBURG -- A 50-year-old Chesapeake, Va., man with an unfortunate last name -- given the circumstances -- was arrested at Third Street and 51st Avenue N around 3 a.m. last night after a breath-alcohol test asserted he was at nearly three times the limit at which a driver is considered impaired by the state of Florida.

Beverage Randy Joe Beverage, who registered alcohol levels of 0.230 and 0.194, was charged with driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance after he was found with less than a gram of oxycodone without a prescription.

He is being held in Pinellas County Jail on $2,500 bond ($500 for the DUI).

Brant James, Times staff writer

Posted by Times Editor at 10:43:00 AM on May 25, 2009