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Thread #26043   Message #3732823
Posted By: Stanron
24-Aug-15 - 08:36 AM
Thread Name: Help: What do you know about Charlottetown?
Subject: RE: Help: What do you know about Charlottetown?
There are some similarities to the English nursery rhyme

London Bridge is falling down
Falling down falling down
London Bridge is falling down
My fair lady.

The story was that a medieval king gave the toll revenues from the bridge to his wife. Instead of spending the money on maintaining the old wooden structure she just went shopping. Hence the 'falling down' and the 'my fair lady'.