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Did you know that the smallest street in the world – Ebenezer Place - is to be found in Wick in the North of Scotland? Its length is a mere 6’ 9”, with just one narrow building fronting it. And it is not something knocked up recently as a record breaker – the local council first recognized it as a street in 1886.

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We've discovered that the less we do, the more money we make. - Eric Idle
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Old Pretender Lands at Peterhead - 1715, Wrecking of HMS Minotaur - 1810, National Speed Limit of 70mph introduced - 1965
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