How do you pronounce Edensor, Eyam and Calver, pictured clockwise from top (photo credits: Michael Hardy, SWNS, Google)

Mispronounced Derbyshire places: 9 words people from outside Chesterfield always get wrong

If you ask a Derbyshire resident to point you in the direction of Smirkatease, you’re likely to be met with a grin.

The village of Somercotes is among a string of place names in the county that first-time visitors find hard to pronounce.

Even veteran locals find it hard to agree on the pronunciation of one Derbyshire town….so what hope do newcomers have of getting it right!

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