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Etymology section removed[edit]

I didn't feel the following passage, which was recently added by User:Keeno was appropriate or constructive, so I stuck it in here in case others disagree:

The borough part of the town's name has cognates in many languages e.g. German burg, Greek pyrgos; it originates from the Chaldean perach. For a fuller explanation, see borough.

Three 18:15, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

I went to the article to see why some spellings are Gisborough (Abbey, School and Hall) and others Guisborough. Though I agree that the derivation of "borough" is a bit unnecessary, an explanation of the name and the different names would be interesting. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:12, 27 December 2009 (UTC)


This toponym should have its etymology described in the article. Badagnani (talk) 04:27, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

For the village in Northamptonshire, see Guilsborough.[edit]

Why does the article need a line saying "For the village in Northamptonshire, see Guilsborough"? It's not a true disambiguation: they just do not have the same name. Why confuse things and seem to give undue prominence to the wrong place? (talk) 18:07, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Askham Bryan College of Agriculture[edit]

Around the end of the education section it seems to become a bit unsure of itself on PPC and Askham Bryan - merger, sites, etc. Does anyone know what the current situation is and whether the article is accurate? DisillusionedBitterAndKnackered (talk) 09:07, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Twinning with the fictitious French town/village/city of 'Les Ormes'[edit]

I can't find any evidence for this at all. It is quoted on a few sites which have obviously taken the information from this Wikipedia page. Redcar and Cleveland is twinned with Troisdorf in Germany. Guisborough's Prior Pursglove College is certainly involved in German exchanges. To have anothe programme just for Guisborough is quite unlikely.

I say we remove "Guisborough is twinned with Les Ormes, France". What say you?

I agree. In fact Les Ormes is not actually fictitious per se - see Ormes and in particular Les Ormes, Vienne and Les Ormes, Yonne. I also wouldn't dismiss out of hand the possibility of multiple twinnings even for a place of this size. You should see the list for where I live! :) However, the IP who seems to have added it 2+ years ago didn't give us anything else to go on and doesn't have a long history of involvement with the article. Furthermore, looking from the other end, on fr.wikipedia and Google, for evidence of a French twinning link back to Guisborough hasn't turned up anything and I really would have thought it should if the twinning were real. The statement needs removed - and indeed I have done so: if then good evidence can be found that it's real, then that's great, but the burden of proof lies with someone who'd like to add it, not with those who are sceptical about it. Best wishes DBaK (talk) 11:23, 23 January 2011 (UTC)


The article could do with some indication of how Guisborough is pronounced. I see from the history that an apparently incorrect sound file was recently removed. Can someone advise how it should be pronounced? Jellyman (talk) 15:39, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

I've had another bash. The one the IP removed was indeed wrong, with "ui" in the first syllable made into an elongated e like in "freeze"; it should be short like in pip or wick.. The new one is much more correct, though equally I'm sure there's plenty there to get people annoyed!:) Hope this helps. Best wishes DBaK (talk) 16:28, 20 January 2016 (UTC)
Great, thank you! That's how I thought it was pronounced, but – not being local – I wasn't exactly sure. Speedy work, cheers. Jellyman (talk) 16:58, 20 January 2016 (UTC)
You're very welcome. I no longer live there but am ex-local so I hope I'm somewhere near. Cheers DBaK (talk) 17:12, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Guisborough/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

  1. Requires inline references
  2. Requires more photographs
Keith D 11:03, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 11:03, 26 July 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 16:50, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

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