Return to Argleton

A few months ago I got a very curious phone call from Lawrence Grizzel, a producer for Punt PI on Radio 4. He was interested in doing an episode of the Steve Punt show about Argleton, the town that doesn’t exist that’s been covered to death on this blog for nearly three years! The two […]

Can you tell me how to find Topshop?

A couple of weeks ago my Twitter Search alerts for “Ormskirk” picked up the following: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62172246@N00/4903871923/ I was intrigued so searched Google Maps for “topshop near ormskirk” and sure enough, not one but two mystery Topshops were marked on the map. http://www.flickr.com/photos/62172246@N00/4903870211/ Obviously this isn’t the case so why are Google showing them on the map? The […]

Argleton goes national!

It seems Argleton just won’t die! Late to the game behind the Ormskirk Advertiser, Mister Roy’s visit and my post about the village some 13 months ago, the Daily Telegraph yesterday revealed the mystery of Argleton, the ‘Google’ town that only exists online. It’s a nice article with exclusive interviews from Joe Moran from LJMU […]

The end of Argleton is nigh!

I mentioned Argleton a year ago, Mister Roy has walked there and even the Ormskirk Advertiser has covered the issue but soon its days may be numbered! Google has announced a new feature to allow users to report problems and suggest changes to maps. It’s currently only available in the US but you can see […]