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The Town 100 System


The list of shops and places below are in a deliberate order: the sequential order of the 100 syllables (which was presented in an earlier lesson).

Digits Syllable Place for 10 Items
00 BO Borse or Stock Exchange
01 BI Biscuits
02 BA Banking
03 BE Bed shop
04 BU Butchers
05 CHO Clothes shop
06 CHI China porcelain shop
07 CHA Distance telephone call shop
08 CHE Election polling station
09 CHU Church or other spiritual place
10 DO Doctor
11 DI Digger engineers
12 DA Dairy
13 DE Dentist
14 DU Dump
15 FO Football club
16 FI Fish shop
17 FA Factory
18 FE Fence wood and DIY supplies
19 FU Furniture store
20 GO Golden beach
21 GI Gift shop
22 GA Garage car showroom
23 GE Geography Surveyor
24 GU Gunnery on castle walls
25 HO Hotel
26 HI party Hire business
27 HA Hat shop
28 HE Health food shop
29 HU Hunting and Camping
30 JO Job centre
31 JI Gym
32 JA Jazz club
33 JE Jewellers
34 JU Juice bar
35 KO Court house
36 KI Cinema
37 KA Café
38 KE Camera shop
39 KU Home Interiors Shop
40 LO Local newspaper
41 LI Library
42 LA Launderette
43 LE Leisure Centre
44 LU Liquid store / Liquor store
45 MO Models (hobbyist)
46 MI Mini-cab office
47 MA Mail post office
48 ME Medals shop
49 MU Musical instrument store
50 NO North wind Weather forecast
51 NI Nineteenth century gardens
52 NA National train station
53 NE Nearly New
54 NU Neurologist
55 PO Police station
56 PI Pizza delivery shop
57 PA Park
58 PE Pet shop
59 PU Pub or Public Refreshments
60 RO Roman bath
61 RI Reservoir
62 RA Race course
63 RE Restaurant
64 RU Community Hall
65 SO Solarium and beauty salon
66 SI Silicon computer goods
67 SA Sandwich shop
68 SE Sewing shop
69 SU Supermarket
70 SHO Shoe shop
71 SHI Ship yard
72 SHA Shale walk
73 SHE Shelf-fitting of empty store
74 SHU School
75 TO Toy shop
76 TI Tyre shop
77 TA Taylor
78 TE Television store
79 TU Turning Screw Vending Machine (Arcade)
80 VO Prison
81 VI Village blacksmith
82 VA Vaccination clinic
83 VE Venetian Canal
84 VU View - art gallery
85 WO World travel shop
86 WI Wine bar
87 WA Wall Decorators
88 WE Wetlands area
89 WU Wood crafts store
90 YO Youth club
91 YI Opera
92 YA Airport
93 YE Building site - Levels within Architecture
94 YU Sports ground
95 ZO Zoo
96 ZI Kindergarten
97 ZA Cases and luggage shop
98 ZE Kebab shop
99 ZU Universal hairdresser

You can, in addition to using the 60 places of the BLOKES system to sequentially picture the data you want to recall, find an image for each of these types of shop or location.

You might even seek 10 locations per shop type. Eg. 10 photos of banks; and, by learning them in sequence, have 100 x 10 locations to recall in sequence.

Here are some icon images I made to represent the 100 shops. You could use it as a peg loci list of 100 - but you would need to memorise them in the order listed above rather than in alphabetical order:

List 1 List 2 List 3 List 4 List 5 List 6 List 7 List 8 List 9 List 10

Image Archives

Online, I can go to a site like Flickr where I can use its search engine to type:

bakery person

It returns to me a big list of photos with at least one person in a bakery or bakery related situation. Eg. Maybe someone is holding a baguette in a kitchen.

Consider that I have a law case to remember facts about: Saloman vs Saloman. I do not have a nice visual image to imagine a story where the facts of the case occur. But remember that I have 100 'Town 100' shop themes; So I can search for a person and the name of one of the shop themes. In that way, I get a unique image.

The 'SA..' of Saloman relates to a shop theme: sandwich shop. So I can search an image archive online for sandwich person and adopt an image as the image that means 'Saloman vs Saloman' law case.

I can then imagine items in that photo that are things I need to remember; or I can imagine the person in the photo doing numbered actions:

The person doing Action 001 means that what they do the action to is fact number 1 that I want to recall.

The person doing Action 002 means that what they do the action to is fact number 2 that I want to recall.

The person doing Action 003 means that what they do the action to is fact number 3 that I want to recall.

Ah, but what if the case begins 'Stevenson vs...'? My list of 100 syllables does not have a town theme beginning 'St...'?

'St' comes between 'SO' and 'SU' alphabetically. So prefer the earlier of the two: SO: Solarium..:

Search for: shoe person


shoe shop person

Note: I had to think about SHA, SHE, SHI, SHO SHU and SI but realised that SO is the nearest syllable to precede ST.

If the image is public domain then you can even save the image to your own storage space. Otherwise, there is the risk that the photo might not persist at its online location.

Test yourself on the Town 100 icons:

icons 00 to 20

icons 21 to 40

icons 41 to 60

icons 61 to 80

icons 81 to 99