Up until the 1930s this was still a rural backwater, unaltered by time in nearly two millennia, surrounded by fields and only the occasional house. An ancient track that was said to be part of the long route which connected Dover with Brockley Hill and onwards to Holyhead. However, the name is not a reference to bee-keeping but rather from an old rural saying: Stuck like bees on a honeypot, meaning something that was very sticky. This was certainly the case with Honeypot Lane which up until the interwar period was not made-up making its clay soil very difficult if not impossible to navigate during wet weather.
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