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Google Maps has renamed Welham Green - it's now North Mymms
« on: January 02, 2013, 07:10:05 pm »
Go to Google Maps and type 'Brookmans Park' in the search box. Zoom in and follow Station Road heading north and you will notice a new village. It's called North Mymms. And it's exactly where Welham Green used to be. There's still a Welham Green Recreation Ground, and if you zoom in there is a black square called Welham Green, but the village itself appears to have been given a new name.

If you type 'Welham Green' in Google Maps Google places a nice little red marker in the centre of the village but still calls it North Mymms.  If you type 'North Mymms' in the search field you will be directed to North Mymms where once Welham Green was. 

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Re: Google Maps has renamed Welham Green - it's now North Mymms
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 07:16:55 pm »
The Google Earth version confirms the change.

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Re: Google Maps has renamed Welham Green - it's now North Mymms
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2013, 08:24:52 pm »
I thought that it had been called Northy Mymms officially for several years (I work there and we had a letter from Royal Mail a few years ago saying what our address should be) I think we have both Welham Green and North Mymms on our letterheads.

Funny thing though is all the road signs show Welham Green and obviously the station.

When people are trying to find us at work, it can get quite confusing but we still say Welham Green (and probably always will)
 

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Re: Google Maps has renamed Welham Green - it's now North Mymms
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 08:56:35 pm »
Interesting. Brookmans Park is within the boundaries of North Mymms. How long before the two are one big happy village?
 

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Re: Google Maps has renamed Welham Green - it's now North Mymms
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 05:44:01 pm »
Actually the error of North Mymms has been there for quite a while on Google Maps
 

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Re: Google Maps has renamed Welham Green - it's now North Mymms
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 04:34:00 pm »
A few years ago the parish council managed to get the Post Office to amend the Post Code to say Welham Green.  This followed a request for support by a resident who had problems of getting goods delivered by drivers using Satnavs

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