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Burton's ail


I would like to add another line to that from Ken Burton (NCE last week) about Standedge Tunnel. That is, indeed, the accepted correct spelling except that the local paper, the Oldham Evening Chronicle, always spells it 'stanege' claiming some historical precedent.

When it comes to pronunciation, locally it is 'Stanidge' - the only people I know who use 'Standedge' are British Waterways employees.

Ken Wright (M), canal restorer, Saddleworth, wright. ken@talk21. com

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