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BBC Central Square and Old Temperancetown | John Wake

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BBC Central Square. Temperancetown. The origins of the street names? The origins of Gough Street and Eisteddfod Street? In the 1850s the Borough council erected a large shed/building where the BBC now stands. Once the Eisteddfod was over, the world travelling temperance lecturer John Gough visited and spoke there to large crowds.

Gough Street was named after John Gough.

Simultaneously General Havelock was having success in the Indian mutiny. Hence Havelock Street. The other streets, Scott Street and Wood Street had a little simpler origin. Wood was Colonel Wood, who owned the land, and Scott was the man who leased it from Wood.

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