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I Found This Place... Answered

I found this place in Derbyshire called Ible.
'ible is short for Instructables so I thought this might be cool to show you guys!


So, the short-form of Instructable is Ible...

Very interesting! Prehaps Instructables should set up a HQ of some sort there for 'Iblers to meet and gather :D

I think that whoever wrote the Wikipedia article may have a vested interest in one of the village's residents...

Ible is a traditional farming community that is one of the few settlements in England that has remained true to its heritage. With more than five farms in a hamlet containing barely 30 people some would think that this would be a desolate spot without agriculture. However, this is not the case. A new mother of two has just competed in the dressage grand prix and there are poets, building suppliers and teachers gathered in this wonderful, friendly society. True Ible may be a little isolated but there are certainly plenty of attractions; the herd of horned cattle are magnificent beasts and dodging chickens on the drive through is certainly an experience! However, the most important sight in the whole of this wonderful place is a certain aspiring biologist. This young woman is one of the most wonderful ever to grace this fine planet that we call earth; she is intelligent and funny, beautiful and caring. Frankly she is an angel and the young boy that currently occupies her time may think himself the luckiest male alive, because if any other man knew of the euphoria he experienced in his companion’s company then they would turn green with envy and women would pale in comparison to her shining brilliance. She is perfect.

I wonder who this aspiring woman is?? I live in Ible and I am a bee keeper, can't think of who else it would be, and the certain young man who occupies my time is my friends son. I need to know who wrote the article...any answers into how I can find out who wrote it?

You can look at the edit history...

(You live in Ible? Wow!)

Thanks, I will have a look at that. Yeah, I live there and it's not "wow" exactly.....it's a lovely place apart from some of the locals!! About the new sign.....I'm still waiting to see a new one appear!

:-) That's awesome. I wonder if the biologist in question has seen the article.

As Chief Washakie of the Wyoming Shoshoni said, "When you are young and full of life, you do strange things." (John McPhee, [i]Rising from the Plains[/i]).

As long as her workmates don't find it...

As long as this "glowing report" wasn't written BY her LOL ;-)

Pfffffft. Your country is tiny. No, it's smaller than that - it's dinky. It's the size of Louisiana, for crying out loud! You can drive across the whole thing in like 5 hours. (Wo)Man UP and go make the trip already!

This is an example of the comment bug - I had just posted that comment to kiteman downthread.


7 years ago

It's official: Ible is the middle of Darbyshire, Darbyshire is the middle of England, and England is the centre of the world (y'know: Greenwich and the British Empire); ergo, Ible is the centre of the world. And also the middle of nowhere! Much thanks to Nutrition Man for posting this: I've just spent an enjoyable hour looking on Google Maps and following up Kiteman's references (although Wikipedia doesn't have the bit about the botanist [??]). What amuses me is that Google have Streetviewed Ible, of all places, but still haven't Sv'd a whole section of Kingland here in central Auckland (see pic).
Maybe gmjhowe could pop in to Ible and see the building supplier J P Wayne on Wood Ave about constructing that "Welcome to Ible" sign, then JP could upload the process as his first Instructible!
From Wikipedia and Answers.com:
Ible means Ibba's Hollow or Valley. Ibba is an Anglo-Saxon name also found in other place-names, esp Darbyshire.


Meh? Mar 12, 2011. 2:32 PM? I posted my comment at 11.32am Sunday 13th! (Well NZ time, which is, after all, the time any day actually starts...)

We should be able to favorite forum topics.

Go away, stop the spam!


7 years ago

hahhaha that's brilliant... where abouts is it?

In Derbyshire, near Matlock - it's the *only* hit on Google maps UK

I just had a stroll through on Google Streetview. Lovely little place, but I can't find the village sign.

Any ideas?

A5012, Hopton, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

The second one with the bad flash

I meant the sign at the border of the village itself.

You mean the 'Welcome to Ible' sign?
I don't think there is one.

That's a shame. We could have nagged Eric to put it on the front page.

Why don't we make one? as abit og Guerilla art? And post it as an Instructable?

I nominate Nutrition Man - he's obviously closer than me.

no,... I meant we should camp near there and make one ;)

Are you close or are you down south or north?

Waay East - the East Suffolk Coast. It's three hours to the nearest motorway.

Pfffffft. Your country is tiny. No, it's smaller than that - it's dinky. It's the size of Louisiana, for crying out loud! You can drive across the whole thing in like 5 hours. (Wo)Man UP and go make the trip already!

we could all design the sign as a group, have someone laser cut it, then ship it to you. all you'd have to do is place it.

I'd have to have the local authority's permission, but, yeah.

.  I suggest making a large, "disposable" sign for photos*. Then approach whoever has authority over the existing sign and ask to use the area for taking photos in return for refurbishing/replacing the existing sign. Might be more effort/expense than it's worth.

*Heavy cardboard and/or plywood. Maybe Robot pointing the way to Ibles. It would make a great souvenir for someone after the taking of pictures.

I think the word you are looking for is "zip ties".

Whoever makes it, they could change the name of the village; ible.com

Grange Dale / Grange Lane / Tophill Lane, Ible, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Search on maps.
You can't read the sign but you can see it.

That is extremely close to where I live. Like only 30minutes drive!

To think I never spotted it, I have been up and down that road several times!

Not if I move house! Muahahahahahaha!

I think there's probably a way cheaper than that though!