IF the thought of having to hit the shops during the Christmas rush is stressing you out, we've got something for you that might put a smile on your face.

Earlier this week we published some of the silliest road names across the country.

Whether it was Dick Place in Edinburgh or Crotch Crescent in Oxford, the road names were sure to result in a giggle.

And experts said while many may think their funny street name is a curse, living on or near one of those roads certainly wasn't dull.

Which got us wondering about the funniest road and place names in Bolton.

We've put together some of the suggestions we've had so far but can you think of any others?

Let us know in the comments or by filling out the form at the bottom of this story

Peabody street

Extra value if your name is Chris and you live here 

Nob End in Little Lever

This one made national headlines last year when Radio 1 headed here as their first stop during a Lol-A-Thon for Comic Relief.

Gooch Street in Horwich

We're a family newspaper so you'll need urban dictionary to see why this amused our readers 

Slag Lane is not too far from Lovers Lane in Atherton/westhoughton

Thanks to reader Rebecca Fish for spotting this connection for us 

Bleak Street in Bolton 

It must be a laugh-a-minute telling people this is your address

Tell us the funniest road name you've heard in Bolton?

Which road do you think has the funniest name in Bolton?

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In no particular order, here is the list of the UK's 35 silliest street names:

  • 1. Silly Lane Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, LA2.
  • 2. Frying Pan Alley Spitalfields, London, E1.
  • 3. Ingle Pingle Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11.
  • 4. Dick Place The Grange, Edinburgh, EH9.
  • 5. Christmas Pie Avenue Flexford, Surrey, GU3.
  • 6. Knick Knack Lane Brixham, Devon, TQ5.
  • 7. Crotch Crescent Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3.
  • 8. Spanker Lane Belper, Derbyshire, DE56.
  • 9. French Ordinary Court City of London, E1.
  • 10. Willey Lane Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire, NG16.
  • 11. Lane Road Wakes Colne, Essex, CO6 12. Butthole Lane Shepshed, Leicestershire, LE12.
  • 13. Ha-Ha Road Woolwich, London, SE18.
  • 14. Ghost House Lane Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9.
  • 15. Trailcock Road Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38.
  • 16. Trolling Down Hill Dartford, Kent, DA2.
  • 17. Titty Ho Raunds, Northamptonshire, NN9.
  • 18. Backside Lane Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4.
  • 19. Worlds End Road Brown’s Green, Birmingham, B20.
  • 20. Fanny Street Cathays, Cardiff, CF24.
  • 21. Inner Ting Tong Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9.
  • 22. Hooker Road Norwich, Norfolk, NR7.
  • 23. Cock-A-Dobby Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47.
  • 24. Dumb Woman’s Lane Rye, East Sussex, TN31.
  • 25. There And Back Again Lane Brandon, Bristol, BS8.
  • 26. Hardon Road Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV4.
  • 27. Slack Bottom Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7.
  • 28. No Name Street Sandwich, Kent, CT13.
  • 29. Semicock Road Ballymoney, County Antrim, BT53 30. Crutched Friars City of London, EC3N.
  • 31. Lickers Lane Whiston, Prescot, Lancashire, L35.
  • 32. Crack Hill Brocastle, Bridgend, CF35.
  • 33. Court Cocking St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26.
  • 34. Tom Tit Lane Maldon, Essex, CM9.
  • 35. Bleak Place Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6.