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Something that has always puzzled me since I came to the North East is how to pronounce certain place names. For instance is it WRECK-enton or WREE-kenton and HEW-orth or HEE-worth?

I know Elswick is said Els-ick same as Chiswick is said Chis-ick and Fenwick is said Fenn-ick so can a native northe eastener put me right on pronuciation please?
 

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It's WRECK and HEW, as you surmised.....

If you've been up into Northumberland, you've probably been puzzled by

Cambois (Cammus)
Ulgham (Uffham)
Alnwick (Annick)
Cowpen (Coo-pen)
Howick (Hoe-wick, not How-wick)
Lowick (Now this one puzzles me - I've always said Low-wick, but I've heard some people say Louw-wick (the LOU as in 'loud')

Then there's food... my wife(who comes from Derbyshire) thinks I'm putting on airs and graces when I say "sconnes", when she says "scones"; and I think it's her who has the pretentions!

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Oops, sorry - easily distracted. Yes, nice photos... have you ever been to the HCVS Tyne Tees Run, sponsored by the Go Ahead Group? Lots of old, and new, stuff there...

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My apologies Dan. Yes they are indeed nice pics. See if you can do a few of buses in Whitley bay and along the seafront near the big aquarium.

In this pic >> http://northeastbuspics.fotopic.net/p31470291.html There is a sign in the background like a Glasgow subway station. Unless it is a secret connection to that system, what is it?
 

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danannis said:
I haven't been to the Tyne Tees run yet I am hoping to go to the next one though, when is the next one?
Next year - first Sunday in June - it will be the 25th annual run.

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Thanks for all of the comments guys and thanks for the date of the next Tyne Tees Run eezypeezy, i shall make a note of that. Have you got msn, if so can i have ur addy please ta.

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