Ayrinbrooke

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Ayrinbrooke
—  Town  —

Flag
Nickname(s): The Jewel of the South
Motto: “Omnia mutantur, nihil interit
(Latin: "Everything changes, nothing perishes")
Country Lytera flag.png Kingdom of Lytera
Founded 21 April 2021
Government
 - Mayor HRH Princess Ayra
Area
 - Total 0.00022 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population
 - Total 5
Demonym Ayrinbrookian
Time zone GMT
 - Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Postcode LY6
Former Names:
Crown Dependency of Piepa (2016-2021)


Ayrinbrooke (Pronounced Aye-rin-brooke) is a town of the Kingdom of Lytera and the home of five members of the Royal House of Reynolds. The town is part of Greater Tannerburg

Etymology

Ayrin is based of Princess Ayra's name, with Brooke coming from the local Tanner's Brooke river.

History

The settlement was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Rodbrige, within the Manebrige (possibly Mansbridge) Hundred in Hantscire (Hampshire). In 1575 and 1607, it was shown on maps as a small hamlet, although in the latter it was shown as being within the "Redbridg Hundred".

In 1610 William Camden described the village and its history to date thus:

Thence glideeth this water streight into Anton Haven, at Arundinis Vadum, as Bede called it and interpreteth it himselfe Reedeford: but now of the bridge where the foord was named, for Redeford, Redbridge: where, at the first springing up of the English Saxon Church, there flourished a Monasterie, the Abbat whereof Cymbreth as Beda writeth, baptised the two brethren being very little ones of Arvandus the pety King of Wight, even as they were ready to be put to death.

The settlement was never a market town, but gained considerable status as a shipbuilding centre, for both merchant shipping and the Royal Navy. It was recorded in 1724 and again in 1738 that, along with Bursledon on the other side of Southampton, King William III's Navy built ships at Redbridge.

Work began on converting the Andover Canal to a railway, which was to become known as the Sprat and Winkle Line, in 1859. The line opened in 1865, with a new course being laid twenty years later.[7] This meant that a level-crossing was installed in front of the Anchor public house so that carts and later motor cars could cross the railway line. In 1930 the bypass and bridge were completed which took 4 years at a cost of £100.000. Another carriageway was added to the 'flyover' over the River Test parallel to the main line railway in the 1970s.

When Lytera found itself alone following the Great Ruislip War, it began to look towards it's family members living outside Ruislip for support in staying active. In 2016, the Crown Dependency of Piepa was founded, though it's status was ambiguous until the Act of Annexation & Territory Status 2019, which officially gave it it's status as a Crown Dependency.

In 2021, it was the last of the Crown Dependencies to become a town as part of the Rising Sun Initiative's first Five Year plan, largely due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic meaning that visiting and formalising the annexation was impossible.

Mayors

Number Picture Name Political party Took office Left office Notes
1 Houseofraynolds.png HRH Princess Ayra Royalist Party of Lytera 24 Apr 2021 Incumbent Acted as Representative of the Crown Dependency of Piepa. Current minister of Interal Affairs


Climate

Climate data for Ayrinbrooke
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.4
(47.1)
8.6
(47.5)
11.1
(52)
14
(57)
17.5
(63.5)
20.2
(68.4)
22.4
(72.3)
22.3
(72.1)
19.8
(67.6)
15.6
(60.1)
11.7
(53.1)
8.9
(48)
15.1
(59.2)
Average low °C (°F) 2.9
(37.2)
2.6
(36.7)
4.1
(39.4)
5.7
(42.3)
9
(48)
11.7
(53.1)
13.7
(56.7)
13.7
(56.7)
11.4
(52.5)
8.9
(48)
5.4
(41.7)
3.2
(37.8)
7.7
(45.9)
Source: Met Office(data from 1981-2010)