Squibbs Crescent

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Squibbs Crescent

Crooketon [3, 63]

a factory Tyler Boulevard Hayce Auto Repair
Dymock Drive Squibbs Crescent Devonish Avenue
a junkyard Antheros General Hospital the Theobald Building

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.


An imposing crescent of Victorian townhouses.


Samwell Squibbs and his beard.

The Crescent was named in honour of Victorian novelist and social activist Samwell Squibbs, who grew up in Crooketon's mean streets and who used his later public fame as a writer to campaign vociferously for social improvement. His columns in the Malton Thunderer and his novels Crooked House and The Crookebook Papers both highlighted the miserable living and working conditions of Malton's poor, leading to the establishment of numerous charitable organisations and government works to improve their lot.

Squibbs himself moved to central Malton in later life, married his 16-year-old cousin (by whom he had 9 children, 7 of whom survived), and enjoyed the society of the aristocracy. The trauma of spending part of his formative years in a workhouse made him loath to return to Crooketon, even after its transformation into a relatively pleasant, middle-class suburb.

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