Shrewsbury, but my bastardised south east Wales accent means I shall
now bow out of this ungracefully!
On 29 Aug 2013, at 20:13, Gill Alderman wrote:
> Shroosbury or Shrowsbury?
> Gill Alderman
> Sent from my iPad
> On 29 Aug 2013, at 19:19, Carol Primrose <[log in to unmask]
> NET.COM> wrote:
>> I can remember when Coventry was pronounced CUventry and
>> Cirencester was Sisister.
>> -----Original Message----- From: John Clark
>> Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2013 7:00 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] A Friday toponymic topic
>> On 28/08/2013 19:24, Tony Williamson wrote:
>>> We have a Berwick in East Sussex which the railways insist on
>>> Berwick (Sussex) on timetables, as they do with Hampden Park just
>> What always trouble me are the two Gillinghams, in Kent and
>> Dorset, and which is the one with the hard G and which is the one
>> with the soft J - and which of them Professor John Gillingham was
>> named after!
>> I can tell Witham in Essex from the River Witham in Lincoln, but
>> always have trouble with Walthamstow (my impression is it should
>> be Walt'mstow, like Waltham Abbey, but most of the locals now
>> prefer Walth'mstow). Just back from a holiday in Devon - still
>> unclear if the place on the River Exe is Top-sh'm or Tops'm.
>> Of course, I now live in Southwark, and our local tube station is
>> Borough - both of which are notoriously unpronounceable for
>> foreign visitors.