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Discussion in 'Introductions & Celebrations' started by Janus, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Croggy

    Croggy Cereal Forumer Staff Member

    'Loiners' are people from Leeds.

    There are three theories on the origin of the name:

    Loiner could derive from the name Loidis (in use by the eighth century for the district around modern-day Leeds).

    Another explanation says that in the 19th century there were many yards and closes around Briggate whose back entrances were known as Low Ins or Loins, hence Loiner.

    A third theory is that, in the area of Briggate, locals referred to numerous nearby streets as 'loins' in the local accent, as a corruption of the word 'lanes'. People who gathered in these loins to gossip were therefore termed Loiners.
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  3. Squeak and Bubbles

    Squeak and Bubbles New Member

    Love and Live Leeds... That's all I can say :)
  4. Gordon Glazebrook

    Gordon Glazebrook New Member

    Wellies Derc? Didn't need them at the wine festival in Oberwesel - 'twas a lovely weekend (what I can remember!).
  5. Gordon Glazebrook

    Gordon Glazebrook New Member

    As a (mainly) Leeds lad, may I ask where is this place Sheffield???:icon_lol::icon_lol::icon_lol::icon_lol:
  6. Derc

    Derc New Member

    Rhine wine's good innit but one of the best beers I've ever tasted was a German wheat beer, excellent.

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