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Re: Hollyhead Coastguard

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:23 pm
by AndrewIrvine
Minus1 wrote:
AndrewIrvine wrote: but also they had a transmitter in I think Langthwaite, North Yorkshire which covered the Morecambe Bay area.


Langthwaite is in Lancashire near Lancaster.
54.0333 N 2.7658 W
Channel 62 for MIS.


There is also a village called Langthwaite just inside North Yorkshire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langthwaite

Re: Hollyhead Coastguard

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:30 am
by Minus1
PS It's Holy not Holly. It's on "Holy Island". The conventional pronunciation is a corruption.
Caergybi (Cybi's fort) in Welsh.

Re: Hollyhead Coastguard

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:51 pm
by AndrewIrvine
The Coastguard pronounce it Holly head. It covers where I live

Re: Hollyhead Coastguard

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:10 pm
by kiac2802
Minus1 wrote:PS It's Holy not Holly. It's on "Holy Island". The conventional pronunciation is a corruption.
Caergybi (Cybi's fort) in Welsh.



I didnt check to be fair, i was just going off what i heard from the coastguard transmission

Re: Hollyhead Coastguard

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:41 pm
by AndrewIrvine
It's not uncommon for the coastguard to mispronounce place names. Both Clyde and eventually Belfast pronounce Islay as 'I lay', it's actual pronunciation is 'Aisle Lah', but woe betide anyone in a boat that needs help and gets something wrong...

My home town is Irvine, the 'e' is silent, but Belfast the last I heard pronounced it as the Irish and Americans do, as in, 'Ir vine'.

Re: Hollyhead Coastguard

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:45 pm
by kiac2802
I have seen the same thing with a few places near me,one being Tintwistle

Tried to edit the post to the correct spelling but it wont let me do it