Talk:Leominster

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Welsh name[edit]

Wouldn't it be sensible to provide a pronunciation guide for the Welsh name as well, if that name is in common use? Jokl (talk) 23:07, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Name[edit]

The derivation of the name given here is almost certainly wrong. The minster goes back to the seventh century, long before Leofric. Peterkingiron 17:58, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

On the subject of the name, the sentence about the lion is extremely vague and ambiguous. Is anybody able to expand upon this? SRBAndrews 23rd March '07

I have removed the aforementioned sentence about the lion as it didn't make sense and did not cite a source that I could use to clarify it. I have also corrected the IPA pronunciation from ˈlɛmstə to ˈlɛmstə:. SRBAndrews 2nd April '07


Difficult to find a source for the lion myth, but this is the closest I can get: 'In turbulent times in the year 660 Edfrith, a Northumbrian monk, set out on a mission to the Magonsaete, seeking a place in Mercia called Reodes Mouth. After many days walking he arrived at Ridgemoor at sunset and realised he had reached his destination. Suddenly a fierce lion threatened him, but unperturbed Edfrith offered the lion a share of his meagre food and the lion contentedly accepted. King Merewald was lord of this land, centred on Kingsland and stretching from the Malverns to the Shropshire hills. At this time he had a terrifying dream: two hounds grabbed him by the throat and he was only saved from death when a mysterious man with a golden key appeared. http://leominstertowncouncil.gov.uk/Uploads/Site768/Files/edfrithleafletscreen.pdf. However, this myth is discounted as a Christian myth trying to claim the founding and naming. What was a lion doing in Herefordshire then anyway? The Welsh name is not widely known among the town's population so is irrelevent now Leominster is in England [it was once in Wales when the border extended to the River Wye (Welsh: Afon Gwy)]. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PetePassword (talkcontribs) 12:36, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Crime and prevention[edit]

Several people seem to be conflicting over this and an editing war seems to have broken out. There are several unsupported statements in this area - could do with some improvement if possible —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.136.162.13 (talk) 19:38, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

I am baffled at the relevance to anyone of the 'crime and prevention' information noted on the main page. Please respond if you can explain why it is so important that it should be on here? o.O

Advertising[edit]

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