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    Development of Lake Havasu City

    The good old BBC have recently done an interesting article on how the old London Bridge came to be there (and it describes the rapid development of a desert into a city between 1965 and now):
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_bridge_that_crossed_an_ocean

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    Fascinating story.

    I had always assumed that the bridge was a replica and never really thought much of it. It wasn't until my wife and I pulled our boat down there one blustery October weekend that I discovered that it was the genuine article of the song I grew up singing.

    Boating under the bridge was really cool and Lake Havasu is a gorgeous lake to play on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandstone Addiction View Post
    ... of the song I grew up singing....
    The story behind the children's song is quite well told on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Bridge_Is_Falling_Down


    It was one of my 1960's childhood songs too. Many other songs derived from the death and deprevation that came about during the Black Death in the 1700's; perhaps this was one? I don't know.

    This year (2018) is the 100th year since the great influenza epidemic that killed more people than died in World War One.

    Rob

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