Old newspapers and books seem to very rarely capitalise (and often hyphenate) phrases like "High street", "Herbert-road", and "Trusting lane". These days, we capitalise "Street", "Road", and "Lane". When did the change come about? (Or, of course, am I wrong in my thinking?)

I am vaguely thinking it was around the 1950s or '60s.

  • Here is a Google Books link. – TRomano Jun 25 '15 at 10:48
  • I would have gone with "Drury lane" :) – landocalrissian Jun 25 '15 at 12:10

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