Re: Coughton Mill - pronunciation?
- From: Phil C. <philstoxicwaste@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 03 May 2006 21:25:58 +0100
On Wed, 3 May 2006 12:15:12 +0100, "Steve Bamford"
"Phil C." <philstoxicwaste@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Tue, 2 May 2006 22:04:37 +0100, "Sven the Berserk"
Thanks. Pronunciation must be a common problem when people find
ancestors in small villages in unfamiliar parts of the country.
I grew up in North Kent, near villages like Meopham, Wrotham and
Trottiscliffe - as I later realised, it wasn't as obvious to outsiders as it
was to us locals that they should be pronounced "Meppam", "Rootam" and
Somehow I feel a long thread cominng on here...
It's interesting how the census can sometimes give a clue to local
pronunciation. In the 1881 census, Frederick Wynn of Cheltenham's
birthplace is given as "Shipscom" Gloucs - i.e Sheepscombe. It's not
very far away - perhaps the enumerator was new to the area.
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