Poet's Corner Traditional Geocache
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“The free thinking of one age is the common sense of the next.” Arnold
When Cambridge was founded in 1864 the east bank of the Waikato River was called Cambridge East and the west bank Cambridge West.
When Cambridge West became a Town District in March 1908 the name Leamington was adopted. James Keeley (a driving force in public affairs) had come from Leamington Spa in England and put forward the suggestion.
A petition was circulated against the new name, why not rename it Karangi, or Cambridge South - the true position; or Keeleyville.
It was decided to name all the streets after authors and poets - a practice still continued by Waipa District Council. Such names as Shakespeare, Keats, and Arnold join more modern writers such as Hunt, Grace and Rowling.
December 1907 Victoria Bridge opened.
Aotearoa Meats started to build an abattoir on their Leamington site in 1965. Now closed.
The Post Office opened in March 1968
About 6500 people live in Leamington (from the 2006 census).
History courtesy of the Cambridge Museum. www.cambridgemuseum.org.nz
An upgrade of the shopping area, known by the Waipa District Council as ‘Leamington Village’ was completed in September 2009.
GC is a film container. Please replace carefully so that others can retrieve it, but make sure it will be unseen.
Log only so please bring your own writing instrument.
A hint is contained in this quote from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.
Go to then, you come to me, and you say,
"Shylock, we would have moneys," you say so. . . .
Shall I bend low and in a bondman's key,
With bated breath and whisp'ring humbleness,
"Fair sir, you spet on me Wednesday last,
You spurn'd me such a day, another time
You call'd me dog; and for these courtesies
I'll lend you thus much moneys"?
(No hints available.)