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Gibbo2286 wrote:
12 Apr 2022, 09:40
My question on Kirkcudbrightshire is what's the correct pronunciation? I do know but does anyone else?
In my own ignorance, I wouldnt pronounce it like any of the you tube examples. My approximate phonetic would be

Cur.....coo....bree....shire.

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Remind me to bring up the subject of pronunciation when Kent turns up on the thread!! :-D
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Plenty horses mouth pronunciation in this...mine's not far off :-D



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Cur...coo...bree...shire's day-ish in the spotlight is brought to a close.

Today's generator has popped up 7 Ayrshire

______________Kirkcudbrightshire Done!_____22 done 70 to go_

and the next one please. There are 92 historic counties in England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland, each will have a mere day-ish in the spotlight selected at random.
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best to keep the thread flowing! :-D

If it hits a number already used run it again. Our 22 numbers selected so far have been

3,5,8,12,15,22,24,28,48,51,52,59,61,65,66,69,70,78,81,84,86,89.

Random Number Selection is 7

New County is Ayrshire


If you know nothing about it....well that's what "Today's County in the Spotlight" is about...be curious find out. :-D

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One of the greats of Formula 1 always associated with the County Town

Ayr Town Centre
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The flag for Ayrshire seems to be up for debate but here is the current pretender to the role:
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
12 Apr 2022, 12:52
One of the greats of Formula 1 always associated with the County Town

Ayr Town Centre

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I assume that is a tongue in cheek reference to the man who drove in a green and yellow helmet not dissimilar to the one in my cabinet displayed during the Radnorshire day?
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If I had been born in as beautiful a place as this I might have been a bit more poetic, the link below takes you to a blog about it rather than the usual wiki references!! :-D
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One of Ayrshire's biggest attractions is the game of golf. There are countless pages on the internet covering all sorts of golfing things in Ayrshire so I have picked out a token picture and a link to whet the appetite of the mildly curious!! :-D

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Yes Ayr Town Centre has slipped into my thinking as Ayrton Senna, from a trivia question in Cheers North East Magazine's the dirty dozen quiz.

Will avid readers of the FCF remember this story from an old pickled egg quiz question about one-legged stools.

Scottish (Ayrshire) Nitroglycerin & One Legged Stools

Alfred Nobel explosives factory, Ardeer from the air
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The only golf hole on a championship course I can name is in Ayrshire, and that hole is the wonderfully named Postage stamp.

Even if you know nothing about Golf the name alone conjures up a very tricky hole, probably with a very small green.

If I recall right it first came to my attention in the open Tom Weiskopf won.



THe Postage Stamp
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Looks like we are having a pause, that's fine. If anyone wants to move it on please do!

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______________Ayrshire Done!_____23 done 69 to go_

and the next one please.

Already gone:

3,5,7,8,12,15,22,24,28,48,51,52,59,61,65,66,69,70,78,81,84,86,89.
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Random Number Selection is 11

New County is Berwickshire


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To set the ball rolling here is the incumbent Berwickshire flag, although there seems to be discussion on the subject :
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