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2010/02/27

Road in Derby Named Lara Croft Way

TRroad Do you remember at one stage that was a vote where you could actually make it so that a road in Derby would be named after the legendary Tomb Raider heroine, Lara Croft?

Well, predictably, the results came in, they were very strong in her favour, and now the road is called “Lara Croft Way”. More than 27,000 people voted, and 89% percent of the votes that came in on the website were in favour for the name. And the votes were worldwide, not just in Derby. The road cost 36.2m Pounds to make. That’s a hell of a lot of money, but imagine in Rands!

Lucy Care (Councillor):

"The vote really captured the imagination of people from across the world and, despite my lack of gaming knowledge, I accept that a majority of 89% for Lara Croft is too overwhelming to ignore."

"She was created in Derby and deserves to stand alongside some of the more traditional icons of the city."

So even though Rebellion states that Rebellion Derby, formerly known as Core Design, is on shaky ground and is likely going to be shut down, at least they can take comfort in knowing that a road will be named after their most famous creation.

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Source: MCVUK


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