A Conversation for 1 August - Yorkshire Day
Uncle Ghengis Started conversation Aug 27, 2003
Of course, according to the redrawn boundaries of local government in the UK, in which county would you find York???
Well, it's not in Yorkshire. It's a separately governed city so York is in York (not Yorkshire).
Likewise, whoever heard of the county of 'Barnet'?
It has become entirely rediculous to use local govenrment boundaries as the basis of counties. Menawhile the Post Office insist that they don't need County in an address (in fact it get's in the way, they'd rather we just use Post-Town and Post-Code)
So it's probably far better to return to the old pre-1974 definition of counties whenever we need to (for sporting events and other matters of geographical identity.)
Gubernatrix Posted Aug 27, 2003
Interesting. The Barnet I know is a London Borough. Are you suggesting that there used to be a Barnetshire?
jackthelad Posted Aug 27, 2003
as a lancastrian id suggest the best way is to totally isolate yorkshire from the rest of us......if possible float em off into the north sea........give 'em summat to >.really<< mither about!!!
Andy Posted Aug 27, 2003
Im from yorkshire my self float us of to sea hey still upset that we
1)Can drink any lancastrian under
the table even 3 pint advantage
2)we got better rugby teams in yorkshire
3)we beat lancastrians by and far a long way in the rugby counties game yorkshire v lancashire
4)how many places are steeped in history lancaster
bradford was the wool industry
shefield the best steal in the world
what part of england supplyed coal yorkshire
where do you get the best views the peek district yorkshire
Where did mr morrison morrisons p.l.c start out bradford
where is the film/television
magna learning senter yorkshire
peace hall halifax
salts mill sailt air near shiply
where are big buisnesse baised leeds
I am very proud of where i come from yorkshire will be my home where ever i am
Uncle Ghengis Posted Aug 28, 2003
No, there was never a 'Barnet-shire' - but that's exactly my point. It has become futile to equate "County" with the areas covered by local government.
Sometimes you see a 'county' box on a form - what should you put in it?
You might be unsure whether to put "Newport", "Gwent" or "Monmouthshire" - which one is right?
"Yorkshire" or "Warwickshire" or "Pembrokeshire" all mean something to people, whereas "Rhondda-Cynon-Taff" is an absurd name for a county.
Gubernatrix Posted Aug 28, 2003
It's not just local government; the Queen thought it was a good idea to make her annoying youngest son Earl of a county that doesn't exist.
Andy Posted Aug 28, 2003
Bradford was almost burned down when england was ivaded but the head guy had a dream to leave brad-ford alone
So they stoped one night in lister mill that was probably a field at that time next day left
went to leeds and ram raided it burned every thing to the ground
jackthelad Posted Aug 28, 2003
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