Glenmore Road is off from the London Road, not far from the London Road cemetary. There is also a Glenmore Business Park on the Churchfields Industrial Estate.
I’m not sure why it’s called Glenmore Road. ‘Glenmore’ may have been chosen simply because it evokes ‘glens’ and ‘moors’.
‘Glenmore’ is a picturesque word, but it may have been created relatively recently. A Google search located a ‘well-planned, gated community where luxury homes, cottages, and premier homesites await you’ in Charlottesville, Virginia, a training centre in the Cairngorms, a Glenmore Rooftop Hotel and a board game , but there’s no entry for a ‘Glenmore’ at the English Place Name Society’s ‘Key’ page and I’ve not been able to find a village or town of Glenmore anywhere in the British Isles.
There is however a Glenmore Forest Park, which came into existance in 1948 . It was purchased by the Forestry Commission in 1923.
Glen More – the board game
As mentioned, there is a board game called ‘Glen More’.
The game ‘Glen More’:
puts the players into the position of clan-chiefs who try to enlarge their fiefdoms through the clever acquiring of new villages, resource sites, distilleries and special places
The game has had some good reviews on specialist websites:
- Glen More seems like a winner – I would definitely play it again (Board Game Geek)
- Glen More is the deepest “fast” game I have played. Somehow this is tactical and strategic at the same time. (Boardgameinfo.com)
- if you give it the time needed to explore its depth, it’ll reward you for your time (MeepleTown)
The Amzaon page for the game is here:
- Glenmore | The Simple Joys of Southern Living [↩]
- Adventure Activity Courses Holidays Scotland UK | National Outdoor Training Centre | Glenmore Lodge [↩]
- The Glenmore Rooftop Hotel [↩]
- Glen More Game [↩]
- Key to English Place Names [↩]
- Forestry Commission – Glenmore Forest Park (Scotland – Highland) [↩]
- Kulkmann´s Gamebox – Glen More [↩]