Back in the late 70's, the town council in the Latrobe Valley decided that it was time "Blowfly Road" was re-named. This was duly done. The road lies somewhat east of Churchill (re-named in 1965 after Winston, posthumously). The Blowfly re-naming made the news in distant Melbourne.A few years later we moved to the district and met a family living in said road. We were told that the old name arose because horses pulling heavy loads would 'blow' on the uphill parts and 'fly' downhill.No, we didn't believe it either.CA,Warragul
What a shame its name was changed! The explanation sounds like the huff-and-puff of a real estate agent, pulling a heavy load. By the way, is Blowfly Road by any other name anywhere near Abbatoir Road, a name that graces properties in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Nigeria - and maybe soon, a street near you?
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