Posts by Simon Stanbridge
Who named Margate “Margate”?
I only visited Margate, Kent, UK, in September 2013 because I live in Margate, Tasmania, and because a “Great Train Journey” from Penzance in Cornwall along the length of the English South Coast logically would end there. Expecting a run-down coastal resort deserted by the British for Spain to my surprise I found a wide…Read More
Variety Bay – Bruny Island
‘The Variety Bay Historical Site consists of a complex of three separate, but linked areas located on the Murrayfield private property on North Bruny Island. The remains of a pilot station built by William Lawrence is 1831, a brick works and St Peter’s Church.’ (from pamphlet – Bruny Island Historical Society) The meeting point is…Read More
As an official location, “The Chimneys” is no more! While searching the Internet for any mention of it, I came across this entry in the Tasmanian Government Gazette of 15 April 2015, under “Rescission of Place Names”: Reg No Name Municipality Location Decision No. 5755M The Chimneys Kingborough Unbounded Locality, Margate 3630 The Placenames Tasmania website (www.placenames.tas.gov.au, accessed…Read More