Today’s quiz is devoted to Street names and will hopefully be a little easier than yesterday’s quiz

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* 1. Rosebank ‘s street are not named after flowers, but Naval Officers – Admirals or Commodores at the very least. Which one headed the South African Navy?:

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* 2. Unsurprisingly streets in Forest Town are named after forests but only one was home to the Merrie Men. Which was it?

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* 3. Saxonwold was the anglicised form of Sachsenwald, the area forested by the Braamfontein Company growing timbers for the mines and also for street trees in their townships. The street names all have the suffix WOLD which is the Saxon word for a wood. The problem was finding names to attach to the Wold. Place names, Anglo Saxon or Celtic words sounded better, but when they ran out of those, the name of a tree would do.  Which one of these does not have an Old English origin?

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* 4. Emmarentia’s road names are almost exclusively those of rivers. Some great, some small. Which of these flows only through South Africa?

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* 5. Founded in 1892 Parktown’s streets were deliberately in support of Queen and Empire making it very obvious that its loyalties were British and not those of the Transvaal Boer Republic. But one of them proved singularly appropriate in 1936 when Johannesburg was celebrating its Golden Jubilee and invited those countries sharing the imperial bond to a great exhibition on what is today Wits University’s West campus and was before that the Rand Show grounds.  Which was it?

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