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Paternoster is a small fishing village on the West Coast of South Africa. Directly translated 'Paternoster' means 'Our Father' but how the town got its name has never been proven. There are three main theories. The most mundane is derived from a type of fishing tackle. Popular legend has it that survivors of a Portuguese shipwreck gratefully said the 'Lord's Prayer'. However, a map dating from 1693 suggests that Paternoster was originally called St Martin’s Bay, evolving to St Martins Paternoster and then simply Paternoster.

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