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Old Feb 8th 2006, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee
Melbourne / Melbnn ??

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People who come from Toorak tend to pronounce it as Track!

I love what I call the 'Brighton ladies' in Kath and Kim - i.e. Kath and Kim dressed up as Trude and Pru and the accent they put on.

Some other funnies (not in Oz) Beauchamp = Beecham, Cholmondley = Chumley, Milngavie = Mulguy, Menzies = Mingess

Which then got me thinking on British names in Melbourne suburbs. From an A to Z of suburbs starting with A to D:

Albert Park
Albion
Ardeer
Armadale
Ascot Vale
Ashburton
Ashwood
Aspendale
Auburn
Avondale Heights
Balwyn
Bayswater
Beaumaris
Bentleigh
Berwick
Blackburn
Box Hill
Braeside
Braybrook
Brighton
Burnley
Burwood
Camberwell
Campbellfield
Canterbury
Carlton
Chatham
Chelsea
Cheltenham
Chirnside Park
Clyde
Collingwood
Cranbourne
Croydon
Deer Park
Doncaster
Donvale
Doveton

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Old Feb 8th 2006, 10:49 am
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And the rest, some I'm not 100% sure of UK origins but many are named after UK people also:

Eaglemont
East Bentleigh
East Camberwell
East Kew
East Malvern
East Richmond
Each Ringwood
Edithvale
Elsternwick
Eltham (Elt m!!)
Elwood
Epping
Essendon
Fairfield
Fitzroy
Footscray
Forest Hill
Gardenvale
Glenbervie
Glenferrie
Glengala
Glenhuntly
Glen Iris
Glenroy
Glen Waverley
Gowrie
Greenvale
Greythorn
Hadfield
Hallam
Hampton
Hampton Park
Hartwell
Hawksburn
Hawthorn
Heatherdale
Heathmont
Heyington
Holmsglen
Hughesdale
Huntingdale
Kensington
Kew
Keysborough
Kilsyth
Lilydale
Lyndhurst
Lysterfield
McKinnon
Macaulay
Macleod
Maidstone
Malvern
Melbourne (named after Lord M from the place in Derbyshire)
Mentone
Middle Brighton
Middle Footscray
Mitcham
Mont Albert
Montrose
Mt Waverley
Newport
Niddrie
North Balwyn, Brighton, Melbourne, etc
Northcote
Notting Hill
Oakleigh
Ormond
Parkville
Pascoe Vale
Port Melbourne
Preston
Prahran
Regent
Richmond
Ringwood
Riversdale
Rowville
St Albans
St Kilda
Sandringham
Seddon
Skye


Geez, I wish I'd never started.

Somerton
South Croydon, Kensington, Melbourne etc
Spotswood
Springvale
Strathmore
Surrey Hills
Sydenham
Syndal
Thornbury
Tottenham
Upfield
Westgarth
'My' Williamstown (named after the King in 1835)
Windsor

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Old Feb 8th 2006, 11:36 am
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No Pratts Bottom, Dammit, which is my all time favourite place name.
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Old Feb 8th 2006, 10:40 pm
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Malvern is pronounced Mole-vun. The only reason I can think is that pronouncing it phonetically sounds too much like Melbourne.
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Originally Posted by ozzieeagle
No Pratts Bottom, Dammit, which is my all time favourite place name.

I used to drive through Pratts Bottom all the time as I lived in Farnborough - do you come from around there? I also like Locks Bottom!
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Old Feb 9th 2006, 12:58 am
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Originally Posted by Shellfish
Malvern is pronounced Mole-vun. The only reason I can think is that pronouncing it phonetically sounds too much like Melbourne.
Prahran is pronounced Praan (I think).
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Old Feb 9th 2006, 3:23 am
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I used to drive through Pratts Bottom all the time as I lived in Farnborough - do you come from around there? I also like Locks Bottom!

Fairly close, South east london, Around Catfprd way, Used to go for drives Through Kent a lot, Especially when I first got my Driving Licence, a very pretty part of the World.


I particularly love the Shoreham Area.
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We used to drive through Pratts Bottom every 2nd weekend going up to Norfolk. We lived in Addiscombe, Surrey.
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Yes, all those rolling hills just South of london, Known as the Downs, with their ancient chalk carvings, and little country pubs, with their exposed beams, with bubbling rolling streams are fantastic places to visit in the Summer.

Feeling a bit nostalgic today. I used to catch stickelbacks at the Chiselhurst ponds, and take them home in open buckets on the 124 bus route back up through Catford lol.

I made a point of driving through that area when I visited last June, I was very suprised how little traffic there was through Pratts bottom and back into Bromley, Catford, and Forest Hill. It wasn't as frantic as I expected.
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Originally Posted by dhw210770
We used to drive through Pratts Bottom every 2nd weekend going up to Norfolk. We lived in Addiscombe, Surrey.
Had friends in Addiscombe - Amberley Gardens - do you know it? They moved to France last summer.
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Originally Posted by ozzieeagle
Fairly close, South east london, Around Catfprd way, Used to go for drives Through Kent a lot, Especially when I first got my Driving Licence, a very pretty part of the World.


I particularly love the Shoreham Area.
Hubbie and his family are from around that area, Beckenham and Catford - they still live there.

I am from Eastbourne so know the coastal area very well and partcularly the South Downs, I have done the South Downs walk with friends which was fabulous.
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Originally Posted by Vanessa
Hubbie and his family are from around that area, Beckenham and Catford - they still live there.

I am from Eastbourne so know the coastal area very well and partcularly the South Downs, I have done the South Downs walk with friends which was fabulous.

I was stunned on that drive through Bromley then on to Catford, they call Melbourne green and leafy, I remembered that drive as being horrible, grey, and dirty, yet on the day I chose to drive through there, it was early June, the sun was shining and there were trees just everywhere. Maybe I got to see it at its best on that day eh ?
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Originally Posted by Vanessa
Had friends in Addiscombe - Amberley Gardens - do you know it? They moved to France last summer.
My family come from the Croydon area - in 1945 my Grandad was mayor of Beddington and Wallington.

Shout going out to all you Surrey people....

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Elsternwick...where we live is great for commuting....especially for trams and the train, which are very frequent.....CBD in 20 mins.
By car is simple too....Glen Huntly Road..then onto the Nepean Highway.

Also a fab place to live.....not expensive, and loads of ammenities etc and great sense of community.
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Originally Posted by Shellfish
Malvern is pronounced Mole-vun. The only reason I can think is that pronouncing it phonetically sounds too much like Melbourne.
In my experience anyway it is pronounced the same way in England and Melbourne - mole-vun as you say. I've had many an enjoyable County Week tennis at Malvern, in the shadow of the Malvern Hills (used in the introduction to the Antiques Roadshow on the BBC) and we used to stay at the ivy covered Abbey Hotel.

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