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Latest comment: 6 years ago by MarkTemple

Who was Britomart named after? MarkTemple (talk) 16:42, 28 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

According to Quarry Hunslets of North Wales by Cliff Thomas the name is after a character in The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser. Una gets its name from the same source. Eheaps (talk) 17:39, 28 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interesting. Wikipedia says:

Britomart may refer to: Britomartis, or Britomart, a nymph of Greek mythology and a character from The Faerie Queene

HMS Britomart, seven ships of the Royal Navy

A Boulton & Paul P.71A named Britomart

A Hunslet quarry locomotive named Britomart

Point Britomart, a former headland between former Commercial Bay, and Official Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

So UNA ties the name to the Faerie Queen. What an erudite lot those slate quarriers were. MarkTemple (talk) 18:39, 28 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]