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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, August LETHBR1DGE -The Herald Something therefor everyone Tra vel London is perfect city for all types of travellers Darwin popular DARWIN, Australia (AP) In the age of "get away from it Americans, Britons, Canadians, Greeks, Italians, Australians and a lot more are getting away to the same place. That is Darwin, the north- ern Australian city that is nearer Jakarta, Singapore and Manila than it is to Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. After the longest recorded rainy season of seven months, and a cold snap that brought nighttime temperatures down to a record low 55 degrees for this tropical city, it would be surprising if people were com- ing, let alone staying, in this port on the Arafura Sea. But a recent government survey shows that more than 43 per cent of the population of intend to stay for more than five years. As Dar- winites tell it, if you stay more than a year, you're hooked. What attracts the many na- tionalities to this place that is just about as far away from the rest of urban Australia as you can get? Just that. More and more people are concluding that big city living is not for them CITY GROWTH SLOWS The result has been a growth slowdown in the major cities of Sydney and Mel- bourne and a rapid expansion of outback towns with Dar- win, capital of the Northern Territory, leading the way Although Darwin's popu- lation has increased by "southerners" of various na- tionalities in five years, you don't hear much about it else- where. Nobody is keen on shouting about Darwin being the fast- est-growing (pro ratal city in Australia in nine of the last 10 years. It seems that those who have moved in have spon- taneously decided that Darwin should be kept just the way it Small, so that the com- mercial centre on a typical weekday is a scene of strol- lers, slow-moving autos and casual conversation on the sidewalks in the customary 100-degree heat. The talkers might have just stepped out of the air-conditioned govern- ment offices in which a ma- jority of the town's workers spend their time. For that is gov- ernment town now run from the federal capital of Can- berra, which explains a lot of its growth. But it is also a town in which feel like pioneers, in- spired by the large number of characters who live around the town, and those who come in from the bush every so often to get the dust out of their throats. THE PASSPORT FACTORY WILL BE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS SEPT. 3-13 Tourist attraction abandoned LONDON (Reuter) Lon- don's most ghoulish tourist at- traction, a tour of Jack the Ripper's murder spots, has been abandoned because of redevelopment in the city's East End The last "Ripper Ramble" took place Monday when 80 walkers followed the gory footsteps of the infamous homicidal maniac. It was in 1888 that Jack the Ripper first struck. His five victims were all prostitutes, and at every murder spot the harrowing details of the crime were spelt out for the last time Monday by Australian tourist guide Anthony Young. "Her throat was slashed, her head almost severed, her entrails had been dragged out and thrown over her right said Young. But London Unlimited, the firm that has been organizing the tours, says it is impos- sible to recapture the horror of the Ripper on a Site sur- rounded by multi-storey park- ing garages and concrete of- fice blocks. Passport Photos Candid Weddings Picture Framing Photo Supplier A. E. CROSS STUDIO PhOne 328-0111 71 03rd Ave. S. Phone 328-0222 ROYAL WINTER FAIR TORONTO CN Maple Leaf Escorted Tour Leave Edmonton 12th November, 1974 Return Edmonton 23rd November, 1974 TOUR INCLUDES: Return rail transportation and roomette including meals on train. Transfers in Toronto. 7 Nights (double basis) Westbury Hotel, Toronto Get acquainted breakfast in Toronto Daily Entry to Royal Winter Fair Reserved seat at the Royal Horse Show Sightseeing Tour of Metro Toronto Bus Tour to Niagara Falls Ticket for N.H.L. Hockey Game (Pending Availability) TOUR COST FROM CALGARY Book now with A.M.A. TRAVEL AGENCY tecured by pcrion A.M.A. TRAVEL AGENCY 608 5th Ave. South, Lethbridge ITQ Phone 328-1181 or 328-7921 Opan Monday thru Friday a.m. lo 5 p.m. Saturday a.m. lo p.m. Ample Cuttomvf Parking By MARGARET NESS LONDON (CPi London is the perfect city for every type of traveller. There's something for everyone. Here are three aspects: For the first timer: Do your homework before you leave. Read up and know what you want tc see. Pick up free literature on London from any travel agency. Write British Tourist Authority, 151 Bloor St. W., Toronto, M5S ITS for literature, especially a map. Once in London, have a cou- ple of hours' rest and then start with a tour. Excellent and cheap about is the 20 mile non stop, non bookable bus tour run by London Transport starting in Piccadilly Circus or at Vic- toria Station. It's on the hour from 10 a.m. until evening during summer. Then head for the British Tourist Authority, 64 St. James' St. off Piccadilly. Stock up on literature. Buy the booklet This Month in London (about 40 There's an excellent telephone service. Phone 246-8041 for recorded information about daily events and 246-8091 for weather reports. BUS TOUR HELPFUL If you're timid about sightseeing on your own, select bus tours that take you into the famous buildings or to such places as Windsor Castle. But it's best to be on your own so you can see things at leisure. For example, changing the guard at Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral and West- minster Abbey, the National Art Gallery, a boat ride down the Thames from West- minster Pier to the Tower of London or up the river to Hampton Court. If you plan to visit a number of historic buildings, ask a 'travel agent about the Open to View ticket It you're taking sightseeing or bus tours, entrance fees are included. Add one park, probably Hyde Park, especially if you're there on a Sunday to hear the soapbox orators. Combine it with Petticoat Lane, on Regent Street Saturday morning is the time to stroll along King's Road in Chelsea, with some way out bouti- ques. Have lunch rt Vc Oide Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street. It's touristy but fun. Have lunch in a pub. Pracit- caliy any pub will be good. Eat roast beef and Yorkshire pudding at Simpson's in the Strand It's expensive but a must. Make reservations. For the several times vistor. Spend a morning in the Old Temple Bar Inns, off the Strand and still used by lawyers. It has old world quietness with charming small gardens and plaques that tell its history. Lunch at the Cock Tavern a favorite with Dickens, at 22 Fleet St. Currency exchange speeded up LONDON (CP) With more people travelling each year to different countries the need for fast currency ex- change facilities is growing. London's Heathrow Air- the world's busiest in international traffic meeting that need with the help of computers. To serve the thousands of travellers speaking different languages and carrying differ- ent currencies Barclays Bank has installed computers capable of dealing with more than 100 currencies and 15 types of travellers' cheques. In just seconds, the com- puter can tell the cashier everything she may need to rates, com- mission and so on. New park VICTORIA (CP) A 365 acre class A provincial park has been established on Horsefly Lake 40 miles northeast of Williams Lake in the Cariboo, Recreation Minister Jack Radford an- nounced Thursday. To be known as Horsefly Lake Park, it has IVz miles of waterfront near the west end of the lake and contains two smaller lakes. A campground will be developed, along with picnic facilities. Spend time at the Guildhall. It can be traced back 900 years. This part ot Cheapside is fascinating and isn't known to tourists Visit the Mansion House, home ot the Lord Mayor, and also the Ban- queting House on Whitehall, built by Inigo Jones in the 17th century. Add a trip to Greenwich to see the clipper Cutty Sark and the Queen's palace. Go by hovercraft if in a hurry. It's one way and takes 20 minutes. A delightful and more leisure- ly way is to take the boat from Westminster Pier for the IVz hours down the Thames. Have lunch at Tratalgar restaurant, a glorified pub, with a view over the river. Have afternoon tea in the lounge of Brown's Hotel Dover Street. Take the train for a day to Oxford and, on arrival, make reservations for lunch at the Randolph Hotel. Go to Bath to see not only the Roman ruins but the perma- nent collection of fashions through the centuries. Spend a night in one of the stately homes of England, with the owners as your hosts. Some are less expensive than a deluxe hotel. Write Oakleaf Travel Ltd., Suite 119, Royal Horse Guards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Court, London SWl. For the history lover: Join several conducted walks un- der two hours arranged by three London companies They are usually at 6.30 week days and on Sunday after- noons when the traffic is lightest and cost only around Names of the tours are Love London, Off Beat London and, London Unlimited The tours cover such intriguing areas as Shakespeare's London, the Great Fire, Cheapside medieval main street and this year London Unlimited has added a walk called Memoirs of a Regency Rake: Byron '74. Information is obtainable from the British Tourist Authority. 151 Bloor St. W., Toronto M5S ITS. NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS for HAWAII and MEXICO 2 WEEK DEPARTURES FROM DEC. 21st -APRIL 12th THOMAS WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE 309 5th St. S. Phone 329-3336 WILDE ROSE HOMES SHOWING THEIR FINE LINE OF Single (12 and 14 Doubles and Modular Mobile Homes NOW IS THE TIME TO WILDE ROSE IS THE PLACE TO Located 1 Block North of the Water Phone 328-2732 Tower on Mayor Magrath Drive 2102 2nd Ave. North ;