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Home > Geography > Streets

 

Streets

 

The first names of streets being used in our countryside are common names. It served, first and foremost, to describe the place in order to better situate it.

The street of "meuniers" - millers - is the street where the mill stood. In the street "briqueterie" - brickyard -, there were the brick ovens. The street "d'en Bas" below, is situated lower than the others.

The proper names will be used later with names dedicated in memory of local figures. There are some streets below disappeared or have been modified.

 

Gif bordure

 

Alcide Boutard:
Street name dedicated to M. Alcide Boutard. He held the positions of mayor during the second world war.


Alfred Thuillier:
In remembrance to M. Alfred Thuillier. He was first an entrepreneur in the field of plumbing in 1879 to Paris city and then quantity surveyor and municipal councilor in 1893 and finally president of the General Council of the Seine.

 

Australians:
A name dedicated to the memory of the Australian soldiers present in the village during the 1st World War. It was inaugurated in 1988 by Mr. Malcom Leader, Australian Minister and
Mr. Hubeau, the Mayor.

 

Briqueterie:
Manufacture of bricks in this street, the place of shaping bricks with clay soil available.

 

Commandant CROGNIER:
Street dedicated to the memory of Mr. Emile CROGNIER, a fighter of the 1st and 2nd world war. He died in June 1940.

 

Rue d'en Bas:
The translation of this street name is "street from below", the street is lower than other streets, in the down the "coast".

 

Déportés:
Street created after the war 39 in memory of prisoners interned in a concentration camp.

 

Daours :
This street was written "Dours" before the french revolution.

 

Follemprise:
Street of Folle Emprise, crazy enterprise or Folle Empire (in the old postcards and archives).

 

Gare (Station's street):
Street access to the station in the past became Leon Thuillier's name.

 

Main street of Vignacourt

The main street

 

Léon Thuillier:
Street named in memory of Leon Thuillier in 1917.

 

General Martin:
Brigadier General Edward Fowell Martin was native from Tasmania. He led the 5th Brigade of Australians based on Vignacourt during the first world war. He has received awards for his active service, including the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his actions in Pozières. The municipality wished to honor his memory by naming a street 'General martin'.

 

Godard-Dubuc:
Godard-Dubuc street was formerly called "city street", it was renamed in memory of M.Godard-Dubuc. It is located on the main route of the village, near the church.

 

Hornas:
The origin of this street located near the railway was a fiefdom that belonged to Louis-Henri Brunel d'Horna. He was resident to Amiens, back to the times of the French Revolution.

 

Madame Delatour :

Mrs. Delatour street becomes Thuillier-Buridard street a few years after the death
Mr. Paul BURIDARD, in 1926. The fishing nets factory was located on this street.

 

Moulin de Pierre:
Street where was a mill.

 

Ruellette:
Became the deportees street (prisoners in a concentration camp), after the war 39.

 

Thuillier-Buridard:
Thuillier-Buridard Street is created after the death of Mr. Paul Thuillier-Buridard. He served as mayor of Vignacourt and also as senator of the Somme until his death in March 1926. The citizens wished to pay tribute to him by renaming the street of Mrs. Delatour by the name of Thuillier-Buridard because there was, in this street, one of the Thuillier-Buridard establishments.

 

Vert Galant's district:
The Green Gallant (Vert Galant), is the nickname of King Henri IV. The king camped in vignacourt in 1597, with several infantrymen and several hundred horses, during the occupation of Amiens city by the Spanish. After his departure for Picquigny, the Spanish set fire to the village.

 

Vines path (Chemin des Vignes):
Several places known in the village, in the past, contained the name of vineyards, some 'named-places'."Under the vines", "above the vines", "vine path", before the revolution: top of the vine and bottom of the vine.