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I grew up in Swanage.  My family moved there when I was just a few months old.  But Mum was born there, so she was returning home.

Our first house was in Princess Road.  It was on the corner with Kings Road.  Swanage also has a Queens Road - and a High Street.  But it also has some unusual names - De Moulham Road is a version of Mowlem - John Mowlem was responsible, with others, for the development of the town in the 19th century.  There was a Mowlem Institute, built in his name and with his money, that provided entertainment and a library for the locals.  It's long since been replaced with the Mowlem Theatre - built in the 1960s.

History is around every corner, you just have to know where to look!