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Thread: 2019 Autumn PuG Crawl (Tie-breaker)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    An advance ticket from Basingstoke to Wolverhampton on the XC Bournemouth to Manchester service with no railcards is £28.00 and takes two and a half hours. . A day return from Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury is £10.50. There are Premier Inns near both Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury stations which if you get in early enough are £30.00 per night..
    Newark is much easier for me but I chose Shrewsbury for better options.
    Thanks, not had time to study all options yet, sounds a bit more realistic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Thanks, not had time to study all options yet, sounds a bit more realistic.
    I assume you were looking at Newark via London. If that had won the poll I was looking at staying in Nottingham rather than the considerably cheaper day out.
    The biggest problem with Shrewsbury is that some of the good pubs are a long way from the centre.

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    We now need a poll or representations for a date. Any volunteers? November suits me best. We also need a route which may prove tricky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    The biggest problem with Shrewsbury is that some of the good pubs are a long way from the centre.

    ...and yet you voted for Shrewsbury anyway! No doubt you had your reasons. What was the decider for you? Perhaps you thought you had a better chance of becoming prime minister if Shrewsbury was the choice. Oh, hang about, not everything is about Brexit, is it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    The biggest problem with Shrewsbury is...
    ...how to pronounce it so as not to offend the locals.

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    I've started a new thread to discuss dates and venues

    http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showt...tes-and-Venues

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    ...how to pronounce it so as not to offend the locals.
    Play safe - just call it West Atcham!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    The biggest problem with Shrewsbury is ....
    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    ...how to pronounce it so as not to offend the locals.
    Try yr Amwythig or even Pengwern.

    ...or see this Wikipedia article which suggests that the name in old English meant "fortified place in the bushes" (ooh err, missus). More pertinently, the article gives two pronunciations without saying which is preferred by townspeople or scholars. The fact that the football club goes by the name of the Shrews may or may not be relevant in this context.

    How much simpler if we'd gone to Newark instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    ...how to pronounce it so as not to offend the locals.
    The one time I visited I asked that very question, and was told.. "Well there's no bloody 'O' in it, is there?"

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    [QUOTE=sheffield hatter;101855]Try yr Amwythig or even Pengwern.

    Try pronouncing The Snowshill Arms!

    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    The one time I visited I asked that very question, and was told.. "Well there's no bloody 'O' in it, is there?"
    To add to the confusion with a third way, have a listen to this BBC Radio 4 programme.
    Last edited by Tris39; 25-07-2019 at 17:01.

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