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  •  I am too much of an Anglophile! (1+ / 0-)
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    I see the word "Derbyshire" and my mind says "Darbysher." Far too many hours watching Masterpiece Theater, Monty Python, and David Attenborough. Woe is me.

    That is a very nice looking museum, full of interesting locomotives, and obviously spirit! I do like seeing the steam, but to also have older, very well preserved Diesels is also interesting, including what looks to be a Deltic.

    That "Rail Ale" festival is something that could be done here: Portland, Oregon has both operating steam engines and a lot of locally produced beverages. Hmmm....could be very popular indeed.

    •  For a REAL Derbyshire, working-class lad... (0+ / 0-)

      ..brought up in the coalfield try 'Darbysha'...and you've almost got it right! Our place names are tricky too, thanks to the accent (and dialect, too) e.g.

      Heanor = Hayna

      Loscoe = Losca


      Ilkeston = Il-kes-tun, not as was once pronounced by a BBC News announcer (who have pronunciation advisors, for goodness sake!) 'Ilk-stone'. Locals fell off their chairs, laughing!

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 07:50:23 PM PST

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