The story behind Carré Cameron

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Verney Lovett Cameron was a British explorer and the first European to cross equatorial Africa on foot from east to west.

Carré Cameron is not actually a square but a U-shaped street named in honour of British explorer Verney Lovett Cameron (1844-1894).

Born in Radipole, in Dorset, England, Cameron joined the Royal Navy in 1857, served in the Abyssinian campaign of 1868, and worked for a considerable time on the suppression of the East African slave trade.