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"Dobble" is also used to mean St Helens Road and the higher part of Derby Street. "On Dobble" means on that main road. "Up Dobble", if you are close to town means in the area of Daubhill; anywhere else it means further up the road than your present position. "Down Dobble" means lower down the road than your present position, even as far as town.

Just what constitutes the area of Dobble is in reality dependent on people's opinions and concepts. Some people who lived on Derby Street even below the Tivoli and in the streets either side defend with vigour their right to call themselves dobblites.

Many people talk of "the Daubhill mile" which refers to the huge number of pubs along the road up from town to Daubhill station (mentioned elsewhere). Is the beginning and end precisely defined?

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