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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted -  25/12/2009  :  00:14
One of the wonderful things about our country is the diversity of place names,some of which, the origins are quite vague. Barnoldswick is where most of us are,, twelve letters, none repeated, it was at one time registered as the longest place name as such. Stixwold, Tumby Woodside, Piddletrenthide, Affpuddle, the list is endless. One of my favourites is "Nemphnet Thrubwell sounds like a hangover" and before I snuff it , I want to have a look. But "Wooton Basset", we surely have all heard of. A beautiful English town which has been transformed into a place of honouring  the sadness of conflict. Few weeks go by without the sight of  its people paying their respects to the young men and women of this country passing through, now joined by members of the families of the fallen. The sight of the Globemaster Aircraft arirving at RAF Lyneham and discharging their solemn cargoes, the slow and dignified progress through this lovely place. I like a "Wet" and I am going to make sure that I have one in the "Cross Keys" in Wooton Basset, and thank the landlady and all present for what they have done and continue to do. They have been given an award in the past week and they deserve it. So my good wishes this Christmas go to the people of "Wooton Basset". Bless you all, have a good Christmas and may your welcome duties soon be discharged.


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 16/10/2011 : 15:46
Well its now officially "Royal Wootton Bassett" declared today in a ceremony headed by HRH Princess Anne.


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Traycle Mine Overseer


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Posted - 25/11/2011 : 12:38
Whilst the remembrance parades of the recent fallen might have passed the people of Wootton Basset have not forgotton the heroes. Watch this and stick with it all the way through. Nolic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FmdJ-Hj_tJI#! 


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 25/11/2011 : 13:43
Absolutely Brilliant Nolic. I was thinking about Royal Wootton Bassett last night whilst watching another four being returned through Brize Norton, it appears that they still have a major part to play.


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