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Old 08-08-2014, 12:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: MELBOURNE Florida-Feb.14-2015 concert

Originally Posted by Dave, Melbourne,Australia View Post
Australia's Melbourne was founded in 1835, has a population of over 4 million and was named in honour of the British Prime Minister of the day, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne.
Yes Yes Yes Hold on David to fully illustrate your point you must go far further back than that
The original and very much earlier Melbourne is near to where I served my Rolls Royce Apprenticeship in Derby
and has a population of 5000+

Melbourne is a Georgian market town in South Derbyshire, England. It is about 8 miles south of Derby and 2 miles from the River Trent.[1] In 1837 a then tiny settlement in Australia was named after William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Queen Victoria's first Prime Minister, and thus indirectly takes its name from Melbourne Hall, seat of the Lamb family, and the village.

The name Melbourne means "mill stream" (or "mill spring"). It was first recorded in Domesday Book (DB 1086 Mileburne = mill stream) as a royal manor.
A parish church was built around 1120
Shops in Melbourne include: Spar, Budgens, Melbourne News, fish and chips, Bird's (bakery), Blatch's (electricals) and Cream Interior Design.
Services in Melbourne include: Natwest, post office, Co-op Pharmacy, Fair Trade, a library, the Melbourne Assembly Rooms (formerly the Bill Shone Leisure Centre) and a youth club. There are also several pubs including of course The Lamb Inn

and here is the real CBD (Central Business Disrict) of the REAL Melbourne

For comparison here is that other Melbourne's CBD

Ahh happy memories of our 2007 splendid free trip around that area by the wonderful circle tram. seen here sporting an ahem Union Jack!!

"Sir" John Fowles Bt
Honorary Curator Bootleg Museum

(where Sir does not signify that I am a fully benighted Knight just a Bt which signifies a humble Baronet -?? read the wiki!)
I meant no one no harm
Once inside we found a curious moonbeam
Doing dances on the floor

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