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Pronunciation[edit]

As a non-native speaker I'm missing the pronunciation of "Nuneaton" in this article

It's pronounced exactly as it's spelled: as "Nun-eat-on". (As opposed to, um, Noon-aton or something similarly odd.) DWaterson 12:53, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
re: pronunciaton of the Name Nuneaton As spoken by a Resident is "Nun-eton" as the "a" is almost silent and the "eton" is spoken as "Eton" (as per the school)
(Noel Wincote 18/8/2009 Resident)
For the benefit of anyone that's never heard of Eton, the eat in "Nun-eat-on" is pronounced as the common English word "eat" just as you assumed it would be. 87.194.105.247 (talk) 00:59, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Nuneaton’s most historical figure??[edit]

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Maybe someone more au fait with Nuneaton can comment on the following, which I have just removed from the main article, and if true maybe readd it with references? Ianb 17:04, 16 April 2006 (UTC)


On the 17th June 2001 the Weekly Tribune (A free local newspaper) sponsored a competition to find Nuneaton’s most historical figure. Winning the poll by a huge margin, Daniel Adam Lee reigned victorious. Daniel was a long term Jock Itch sufferer, making him a social outcast for many years. He joined the Nuneaton fire service to try and regain some confidence around people.

In a devastating fire, which engulfed the main building of a local school, Daniel Unfortunately lost both his legs when the building collapsed. Leaving him even more disabled then he already was, he was forced to retire from the fire service. In 1999 he helped co-found a charity shop with Dean Powell. This gave him a lot of public recognition, which helped him in his rise to Nuneaton’s most historical figure. A statue was shortly erected in the town centre, which shows Daniel Pointing directly towards magnetic north.


As someone from Nuneaton I can definitely say He wasn't a famous nuneaton figure. Looks like someone poking fun at Nuneaton, eg. the jock itch condition and the becoming a famous figure by starting a charity shop (lack of decent shops - there are a large no. of charity shops in Nuneaton)


The notable inhabitants is pretty accurate. NO such person as Daniel Adam Lee. Richardjames444 16:32, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

The most famous Figure of Nuneaton is "Mary Ann Evan" Author; "George Elliot" statue of which resides in one of the
Towns main street.
others
Mary Whitehouse (Tv Activist) born above newsagent
Larry Grayson of Shut that Door Fame and the Generation Game
Alan Randle "George Formby" preformer on the Ukelele
(Noel Wincote 18/8/2009)almost Famous.

Another England Women's Cricketer who lives in the town is Barbara Daniels, who played in the 1993 World Cup Winning Side.

Why no mention of Cricket Clubs in the Sports Section? Griff & Coton CC hosted Warwickshire County matches until 1989. Nuneaton CC, Ambleside CC, Attleborough CC are all thriving Clubs. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.151.140.96 (talk) 13:26, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Districts and suburbs of Nuneaton[edit]

This lists Coton but should it be Chilvers Coton or is that a different area?

Keith D 11:00, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Small settlement by a river[edit]

Etone translates literally as "water-town", this is what I have ammended the article to. Whilst this should probably be interpreted as "small settlement by a river", it is not the place of a neutral encyclopedia to make such assertions. Such a literal translation is also valuable as it is not immediately obvious to a non-specialist reader, but once given allows them to draw their own conclusions as to its precise interpretation (which is anyway quite obvious). Rje 22:59, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Why is there no mention of Nuneaton's breathtaking dandelion fountain, the second most impressive in the world, according to some sources?
Nuneaton was So called for it situation of a Abbey for Nuns(the Abbey church of St Marys, Manor Court Rd(Built out of its Ruins)) was built close to a Spring Water outlet suppling the River Anker.(Nuns By The Water).(Well thats my Theory)(noel)
The Present Town Is Fully Surounded By Water after they built the Coventry Canal which Lead to the frequent Flooding Of the Town Centre until the building of the Flood culverts across Nuneaton, one Flood lead to the roads in the town centre to literally float away due to them being made out of wood.(alot of fires were lit that day).(noel)
Nuneaton a Town Of Quarries of Granite and Clay most filled in and Built upon and Subject of the Utopia Programs for Central Television.(noel)

links[edit]

If a link is usefull and the site is more than a discussion forum, which this is then it shouldn't be removed. see Wikipedia:External links What should be linked to 4 Sites with other meaningful, relevant content that is not suitable for inclusion in an article, such as reviews and interviews. The gallery is relevant. The fact that a site contains a discussion forum does not mean that it should automaticaly be removed. The link in question http://nuneatonweb.co.uk contains news and images.Madhatter1uk 12:58, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

However, WP:EL#Links normally to be avoided #1: "Any site that does not provide a unique resource beyond what the article would contain if it became a Featured article", #3: "Links mainly intended to promote a website" and #10: "Links to social networking sites (such as MySpace), discussion forums or USENET." I cannot see anything sufficiently definitive provided by that article that would warrant its inclusion here. It's just a forum, and a very small and insignificant one at that - it has only 13 registered users! Cheers, DWaterson 18:35, 11 March 2007 (UTC)
The site is relevant to the article. It is a nuneaton site that contains images and news stories, it also happens to contains a forum. The forum part is irrelevant and therfore so are your references to links to avoid, forums, social networking etc. If Every link that contained a forum or a social networking element was removed from places in warwickshire pages there'd be no citations left and no external links.
Also if this link isn't providing a unique resource then neither are the others, ropewalks is commercial advertising and the council site is social networking for residents and has less to do with the article Nuneaton than this site. Stop deleting external links just because theres a foum on the site.

I don't see what relevance how many members the forum has all that does is prove that its getting no promotion through here, infact its got vandalised through this link. The same text was used.80.42.175.20 22:25, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

That external link only contains a forum, the link is a redirect to http://nuneatonforum.proboards77.com/! There is nothing else there but a forum! A cursory look reveals little in the way of "images and news stories" either - no images at all on that forum, and a few news articles from http://hennews.co.uk/. There seems to be little original content on the forum, and therefore it is neither definitive, relevant, or appropriate for linking on Wikipedia. The Ropewalk link probably ought to go, as you correctly identify, but it's existence doesn't justify including another inappropriate link. The N&B Borough Council link is quite obviously directly relevant to the article as the local authority serving the town. Would I be correct in thinking that you are the forum administrator? I note that you don't deny that the link fails WP:EL#Links normally to be avoided #3: "Links mainly intended to promote a website". The small number of users of the forum helps to confirm its lack of importance. DWaterson 22:35, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Whats the fact that the link redirects to a url got to do with anything. It's free hosted software and the admin has added a more appropriate url. I'm completely lost with the point of that. Just sounds like your trying to prove its just a forum by saying the url has forum in it. There's an image in the title !!! The site lists news stories about Nuneaton. Little original content means there is some original content, therefore it is relevant and appropriate, more so than a council site telling people when their bins will be collected. And just as I thought you don't know the relevance of the links on the page, Ropewalks has it's own wiki page, you seem to be one of a growing number that patrol these pages removing any content that doesn't fit in with how you see wiki policies. I have joined the forum not that it has anything to do with this. I've joined other forums and thought the content is interesting enough to add to a page. I've gone to a page, Warwickshire, only to find it was on there already but someone removed it because it contains a forum. The fact that the gallery contains some exellent flood pictures is over looked because the site contains something listed in links NORMALLY to be avoided. That policy is mainly for fan forums eg star trek forums. I've also already stated that the link is not promoting the web site as theres no more members joined since I added the link. The small number of users proves the web site owner hasn't promoted and thats all it proves.I could build the best web site in the world but if I don't promote it no one will know it exists.

Outdoor Condom Machine[edit]

I've heard a couple of legends about this darn thing, was it really the worlds first and did it have "tested to British safety standards" with the words "yeah so was the titanic" scawled next to it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.149.64.80 (talk) 16:09, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Don't know about being the world's first, but it was certainly Britain's first - at least according to this page[1]. 87.81.140.191 21:33, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Transport Section[edit]

Have really sorted the travel section, it was silly reading like a bus timetable or a bus drivers log I dont think that it sounded encyclopaedic and definately not noteworthy —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.105.195.59 (talk) 16:24, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

== Treacle Town? ==u

Can anyone explain why some Coventrians refer to Nuneaton as "Treacle Town"? Is it worth a mention?--FimusTauri (talk) 12:55, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

It means that nice you live in Nuneaton, you are stuck there for life.

I heard it was because Nuneaton folk are considered a bit thick. Can't cite a reference to that effect though so probably best just leaving it out. Jonthedrummer (talk) 23:34, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Mount Jud/Judkins Hill[edit]

It would seem that there is a dispute between some editors as to whether the mound of earth is known as Mount Jud or Judkins Hill. Having spoken to a number of locals, it would seem that the common name is "Mount Jud", but the "official" designation is "Judkins Hill". I have altered the text to reflect this, but do not have citations for either at present. I will research further, but if anyone can provide citations for either, please do so.--FimusTauri (talk) 10:20, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

I have just googled "judkins hill" - the only result was this article. It would seem to be a misnomer.--FimusTauri (talk) 10:35, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Notable figures[edit]

I deleted 'David Cooper'. Apparently he's a rock star but he hasn't passed the google test.

 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kingkieran (talkcontribs) 02:55, 28 October 2009 (UTC) 
This section looks as if it is bloated and suffering from a lot of blatant self-promotion. Have introduced headings in an attempt to tidy things up a bit. Maybe editors should be encouraged to suggest any of the names on this list they feel are not significantly notable. Jonthedrummer (talk) 01:26, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Hefty vandalism[edit]

Page is pretty silly at the moment - good banter, but I do want to know how far Nuneaton is from Birmingham. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.109.182.40 (talk) 03:13, 16 May 2011 (UTC)



I've done my best to clean it all up - should all be accurate now. Will keep an eye on it in case the vandalism returns. Silly_Jazzer (talk) 11:10, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

The article still contains lots of unreferenced 'Nuneaton is wonderful' stuff. I suspect large parts have been lifted from local authority or tourism websites, though I don't have specific evidence. --Ef80 (talk) 17:55, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

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Image request[edit]

Can anyone local provide a photo of Griff House? And also the museum? In ictu oculi (talk) 23:34, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

There is an image of the museum on the Geograph site that can be loaded on to Commons. See http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1855022 Keith D (talk) 01:40, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Written Media[edit]

There is a mistake in the article but I am afraid I don't have the knowledge or sources to correct it.I livedin Nuneaton in 1983. At that time the Evening Tribune and the Nuneaton Evening Telegraph both circulated in the town as daily evening papers.I knew a reporter on the "Trib" but she didnt write for the Telegraph as well. I take it they were not then owned by the same company.The Telegraph was printed daily at an earlier date than stated in the article. Can anyone clarify this?

Spinney Hill (talk) 12:04, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

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