Somerville Boulevard (Pegton)

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Somerville Boulevard

Pegton [86, 53]

the Rowcliffe Building Pyke Auto Repair Errington Way
Cowing Way Police Department Somerville Boulevard Hubbard Avenue
the Bennett Building Pattin Square St. Matthew's Hospital

Basic Info:

  • A Street is a city block containing no buildings or monuments. There are a variety of other names besides Street including Alley, Avenue, Boulevard, Drive, Grove, Lane, Row, Square, Walk, Place, etc.
  • This is an empty block, and cannot be barricaded.

Description

"Revive your spirits at Somerville Boulevard."

Once a lively commercial centre, with an eclectic mix of historic and modern buildings, Somerville Blvd continues to attract crowds of tourists, seeking to revive their flagging spirits in this popular shopping street. Its extensive pedestrianised areas and exciting array of consumer goods can enliven even the saddest visitor!

History

Somerville was once a small village in its own right: in the days when the Pegg clan first arrived from Scandinavia and built the original Peggfort, Somertonne (as it was then called) was a close trading partner, bartering its "sheepe-pigges" for the Peggs' "mulys" and exchanging slaves from among the Dentonii for captive Romans.

Somerville in 1691.

The crossroads through the village thus grew in importance as a market and trading centre for Pegton and the surrounding area, and by the 19th century it was the place to be seen consuming conspicuously, with its haute-couteur fashion-houses, perfumiers, and chic cafes and bistros attracting the cream of Pegton society.

However, Somerville Blvd and its lime tree-lined arcades fell on the wrong side of the bitter east-west divide, and when the Pegton Wall was built in 1961, Somerville Blvd was cut off from the majority of its clientele. Although it retained some of its glamorous connotations, the high-end retailers were forced to close and the local economy struggled for three decades, further blighted by a hideous white-tiled mini-mall which was contemptuously referred to as 'The Toilet'.

In 1991, Reunification opened the door to Mayor Angus McFergus' ambitious reconstruction programme, and his first words to the easterners were spoken at this very point: "Tear down this mall." Crowds cheered as the yellow bulldozers crushed the hated symbol of their oppression. Within a few short years the Boulevard was once again thriving on the united custom of nor'easterners and sou'westerners.

Amazingly, the green shoots of recovery were not torn up by the roots a decade later, as even the arrival of zombie hordes simply boosted the area's reputation: as local wit and raconteur Alasdair McWhitty remarked, "If you are tired of Somerville Boulevard, you are tired of life itself."


Current Status

Currently a revive point sponsored by the Individual 11, Dogs of War , Pegton Special Branch and St. Matthew's Hospital Staff.

As of 17/05/2007, a BOW character is also assisting Individual 11 with the revive point. Me101 06:23, 17 May 2007 (BST)

Apologies

I am really sorry to the 2 zombies that I killed who were were just standing in the RP. I didn't know it was an RP, and by the time I found out it was too late... sorry guys--Ninja187 15:00, 3 May 2008 (BST)

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