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Unrelated name?[edit]

"As with some other towns in Wales (e.g. Abergavenny) it was assigned an unrelated Welsh name Brynbuga during the latter 20th century." Disagree that Abergavenny's assigned name of Y Fenni is unrelated. I know it's a minor point, but still. Benbristol, 14.26, 1st March 2007 (UTC)

"Brynbuga" is the mediaeval Welsh name for the town - I changed the reference. Ghmyrtle (talk) 15:09, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Flooding[edit]

I grew up in Usk, '75 to '87. During that time flood defences where created to stop the almost annual flooding of houses on the west side of the town. A lot more could be made of this as it was an important part of Usk's development as a town and explains the odd looking high ridges built between the Old Railway bridge and the road bridge, and further along down past the cricket ground and market gardens. --Badger23 16:10, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Neutrality[edit]

Seems to be more of a tourist guide than an encyclopaedic article. --EvaK (talk) 00:43, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

I agree with EvaK. "Usk is noted for its rural setting, tranquil lifestyle and quality of life" - the first is hardly unique to Usk and the latter two are rather subjective. Later it says "the town is known for its pubs, restaurants..." - yet the number (particularly of the former) seems to have declined each time I go home. The history section is more helpful to the distant reader -- Shaggy359 (Shaggy359) 13:42, 1 July 2009

Welsh speakers[edit]

I agree with the recent the deletion of the claim about the number of Welsh speakers. Although it sounded perfectly reasonable, I think it's very unlikely that any source could be found to support it. Statistics are simply not generally collected for such small areas - unless it's something done locally, perhaps by a town council. I guess most available statistics are about 10 years out of date by now anway, e.g. this report. Numbers are reported for areas and cities, but not for towns or villages. I'd be surprised if the 2011 census statistics will be reported any differently. Unless anyone knows of a better, or better prospective, source? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 11:33, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Image[edit]

A better image?

How about the bridge for the masthead image? It's the most distinctive view of Usk. Otherwise possibly the market square clock. Apart from these, Usk is a bit lacking for distinctive images. Andy Dingley (talk) 22:39, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

I would agree. Although the current image does indeed show a large part of the town, it really could be any small town. The only give- away is the river bank in the foreground. Using the bridge image would also tie-up with the opening paragraph. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:48, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
Personally I prefer the image of the town square (which also shows some flower beds - a key feature of the town) to one of the bridge, which seems to me as though it could almost be of any bridge! Frankly, the whole article needs a lot of work. Ghmyrtle (talk) 23:20, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
Yes indeed. That town square image looks quite unique. I'm sure the bridge image could be used lower down. An image of the Sessions House would be very welcome. And one of the church, of course. Martinevans123 (talk) 23:31, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
I'm for this clock image. Nice image, distinctive. Andy Dingley (talk) 23:33, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
How about a gallery for the others? Ghmyrtle (talk) 23:40, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
Mon dieu! A thousand times better. Martinevans123 (talk) 23:41, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
Someone else can tackle the article text - I'm off for an early night! Ghmyrtle (talk) 23:43, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

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