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Friday 23 Mar 2007: Long Welsh village name
The Welsh village on the island of Anglesey with the longest place name in the UK was originally know as Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll. In the 1860s it was decided to change it to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch as a publicity stunt to encourage train travellers to stop and visit the village. The name is Welsh for "St Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio of the red cave".

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