Monday, July 18, 2011

A plethora of places

I'm always interested in places named Parry - wondering what their history is and how they got the name. Today I found quite a collection, all in the same area.

It started from a comment on one of the blogs I follow, which referred to "Parry Primary". The blog, Good Morning Yesterday, is about life in Singapore in the 1950s & 60s, so I promptly searched Google for "Parry Primary, Singapore".

The map image says it all really:

It must be a headache for postal deliveries - especially if people fail to address letters correctly!

I'd love to know how this naming came about.