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Booklover



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:35 am    Post subject: Overstrand Reply with quote

Does anyone know what ' Overstrand ' means....
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Geordie



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Overstrand Mansions was a block down the road from where Neil lived in London.

Old Q&A answer below.

Hi - I bought the National Express single while visiting Bath (later got Fin de Siecle in Brighton), and I love the social satire and cynicism/wit I know is in "Overstrand." But what, in a quick and simple explanation, is Overstrand? I recall a road and/or region of London called the Strand, but is that it? Anyway, great stuff! Too bad you don't have more exposure in America... Thanks!

At the beginning of the song it says,'I reside in Prince Of Wales Drive in a mansion block named Primrose...'. At the time of writing that was where I lived - Primrose Mansions, Prince Of Wales Drive, Battersea, South London. But, and I hate starting sentances with but, the block about fifty yards down the street was a lot more ornate and had blue plaques all over it. It was called Overstrand Mansions.


As far as I can see this doesn't give away a quiz answer, but if anyone feels it does, pm me and I'll remove it
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