Wimbridge Crescent

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Wimbridge Crescent

Foulkes Village [6, 81]

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the Potter Monument Wimbridge Crescent the Dadson Building
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  • 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.

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Wimbridge Crescent

Description

The molded stone of the free-way bypass stands amid unkempt and overgrown grass.

History

In the early days of Foulkes Village, Theodore Wimbridge was born the bastard son of Leander Carr. Abandoned and fatherless, he grew up in St Mary's Orphanage with over 100 other orphaned boys, whom he considered to be his brothers. It was in his childhood years at the orphanage that he honed his skills as a negotiator and natural leader. At the age of 14, his fellow "brothers" entrusted him with 1 pound and 20 pence, which they had collectively acquired over the course of their years in the orphanage.

Armed with the paltry gains, he set out for the market, where he promised to make his fortune and return to his brothers. Amazingly, the boy showed a remarkable skill for haggling and a shrewd nose for profit. Within a year he had turned his pound and 20 pence into a full-time job as a free-lance trader. By the age of 24, he had become one of the most prominent merchants in Foulkes Village, second only to his rumored father, Leander Carr.

At this time he had amassed a sizeable fortune, and had bought St Mary's Orphanage and turned it into the Wimbridge Trading Company. His first act as owner was to hire all of his former orphan brothers and train them as fellow traders. Together, the "Wimbridge Hundred" as they became known, carved out an ambitious path of wealth and public works projects in an open competition with Leander Carr.

The rivalry eventually led to the famous duel between the two men at Gully Grove, ending in the death of the elder Leander. Hundreds of years later, at the sight of the old St Mary's Orphanage and the Wimbridge Trading Company, this freeway bypass still takes its name from place where Theodore Wimbridge grew up and forged his empire. His body is buried in the Old Foulkes Cemetery.


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