Thursday, June 22, 2006

come on lorraine crapp


Lorraine Crescent is named for Lorraine Crapp, an Australian olympic swimmer of the 1950s. She rose to prominence in her late teens, and was presumably still a teenager when the Housing Commission named Lorraine Crescent for her. For more information on Lorraine Crapp see this.

6 comments:

Lucy Tartan said...

Bet you're glad the council didn't go with the obvious alternative.

David said...

Of course all the other surrounding streets are named for swimmers but via their surnames. I wouldn't have minded the obvious alternative. Lorraine herself seems to have done alright.

DFV said...

You could have retitled your blogname More Crap from Crapp Crescent.

David said...

Oh OK. Thanks.

DFV said...

I meant that in the nicest possible way of course.

David said...

I know.