A few queries

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  • Dave McNaught wants to know if anyone knows who the suburb of Virginia and Virginia airport were named after.
  • Veonna Burne would like to know if anyone knows who Burne Grove off Gordon Road in Morningside was named after.
  •  Pat would like to know who owned the Imperial Hotel in Pinetown in 1990.

As usual, you’re very welcome to leave a response below if you can shed any light on these questions.

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  1. Gerald Buttigieg
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    Hi Veonna
    I cannot say I know Burne Grove but checked to it being in the 1938 Directory. Yes it is listed and shows only 5 street numbers allocated. Nos 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. It must be a short road with houses on one side only. In the 1968 directory it appears No. 10 was subdivided as there is now a No. 10a. I then checked my Origin of Durban Street names but Burne Grove is not listed. However it would appear that in many instances Durban road names were derived from old families who lived in them. Notable ones in Durban are Moore, Clark, Davenport, Brand and McDonald Roads.

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