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Thread #47476 Message #2847354
Posted By: Dave Roberts
23-Feb-10 - 03:29 AM
Thread Name: Favorite Town names
Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
I have an odd feeling I've mentioned this before, many years ago, but there's a little village near Nantwich which, unlike most others, has retained its Roman name of Aston Juxtra Mondrum.
Rather musical, I feel.
And talking of Cholmondeley, L.T.C. Rolt recounts in one of his books having been informed of the correct pronunciation of this name and shortly aftwerwards happening on the village of Cholmondeston, which he confidently pronounced as 'Chumston', only to be told that, in this case, it should be pronounced 'Cholmondesterton'.