Bing, Bang, Bong

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#3104 Bing, Bang, Bong

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Bings refers to a wood and a farm on the western hillside above Whaley Bridge.
Bangs Bridge carries a footpath over the canal in Furness Vale and leads down at the side of the Water Treatment Works to a location called Bongs.
There is another Bongs over towards Rowarth. Here Wesley preached on a number of occasions and an early Methodist Chapel was established.
Offerton, near Stockport, has yet another Bongs.
Do these three names all have the same origin? It seems likely but a search of the internet leaves one no wiser.
Bangs might originate from a river bank. Bongs might be a hollow or clearing on a hillside.
Bings may be a corruption of the Old English personal name of Bynna.
Who knows and who can enlighten me as to the origin of Bing, Bang, Bong.
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#3105 Re: Bing, Bang, Bong

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I haven't a clue but that photo is big. I'll reduce the size tomorrow, so if the viewed count drops it's my fault.


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#3106 Re: Bing, Bang, Bong

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Thanks Norm


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#3107 Re: Bing, Bang, Bong

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Bing is a Scottish word for a spoil heap. Living, as I do on Bings Road, I have always understood that the name derives from the pit heaps from the coal mines which are fairly evident.



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