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Wings of Butterflies
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A street in the London suburb where Freddie Mercury lived as a teenager was renamed Freddie Mercury Close on Monday at a ceremony attended by the late Queen frontman’s sister.

Their family moved to Feltham in west London after fleeing the revolution in Zanzibar in 1964.

Local authorities agreed to rename part of Hanworth Road - the address of the headquarters of the World Zoroastrian Organization. Mercury was born a Zoroastrian and practiced the ancient religion as a child.

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The family actually lived a short walk away at 22 Gladstone Avenue. That site was marked with a blue plaque in 2016.

Mercury died in 1991 aged 45 due to complications from AIDS. The Mercury Phoenix Trust, a charity set up after his death, supports projects fighting HIV and AIDS worldwide.

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Freddie Mercury Close sounds like a strange name.

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Jake wrote: Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:00 am Freddie Mercury Close sounds like a strange name.

Better than nothing.

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There's also going to be a Freddie Mercury Street in Munich soon.

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Right:

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Would be an awesome address for any Queen fan. ;)

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TheMiracleMan wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:58 am
Jake wrote: Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:00 am Freddie Mercury Close sounds like a strange name.

Better than nothing.
Better than Avenue, Boulevard, Green, Corner, Drive,...

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Generic username wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:05 pm
TheMiracleMan wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:58 am
Jake wrote: Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:00 am Freddie Mercury Close sounds like a strange name.

Better than nothing.
Better than Avenue, Boulevard, Green, Corner, Drive,...


Mercury Street, Mercury Avenue.

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TheMiracleMan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:07 pm
Generic username wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:05 pm
TheMiracleMan wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:58 am


Better than nothing.
Better than Avenue, Boulevard, Green, Corner, Drive,...


Mercury Street, Mercury Avenue.
I agree that having the first name makes it less sensible in general

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