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GUEST,Dave Hunt Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation (122* d) RE: Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation 12 May 15


Happisburgh = Haze-brer (as in the end of Edinburgh)
Loughborough = Luff-brer

nearer home
Wednesbury = Wensbree
Wednesfield = Wensfeeld
Worcester = Wuster
Worcestershire = Wuster-sheer
Uttoxeter = Ucheter
Leominster = Lemster
Shrewsbury is interesting - Shroesbree or Shruwsbree,   Shrewsbury comes from the Saxon name 'Scrobbesbyrig' which doesn't sound like either of them!


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