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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).

For instance, BA is the first syllable of the 100 syllable system; and BA is a prompt for the town building that is a Bank (BAnk).

I wanted the places to be diverse in their theme and sometimes I just had to put a business type next to a syllable that has no spelling similarity - just to achieve a diverse list of 100 places.

I made an icon image for each type of shop. So wall decorator is represented by an image of a brush, for instance; and I placed the icons within shop shapes; so it is a town of rows of shops or places of interest.

The intention is that I can visualise these 'shops' and memorise images for facts at these places; then I can recall the items in order by mentally visiting the shops in sequential order. I would use real world or realistic examples of these shops rather than the icons you see here.

Here is an enlarged view (I lose the town shape just to display them bigger)

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

The colours I use have changed over time. I now use the following colour chart when making new art for the memory course (note that each colour has a number against it):

I list the 100 'memory road' icons of the shops at these pages:

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