A Conversation for The Wessex Researchers Group
Munchkin Posted Apr 19, 2002
Ain't Wessex sort of West of Essex, Middlesex and Sussex (hence the name) but south of Mercia and not including Cornwall, that being Celtic.
This site http://www.zyworld.com/wessexsociety/Boundaries.htm has it not including Surrey, but as I work in Hampshire I'll still claim my seat. Off to read their bumf now.
Peregrin Posted Apr 19, 2002
Researcher 188007 Posted Apr 19, 2002
Do any of you fine Wessex people know any Spanish? If so, you might like to check out my Spanish Pronunciation entry, currently in Peer Review. Aw, go on!
Ming Mang Posted Apr 19, 2002
Vip Posted Apr 24, 2002
If you have an empathy and think you ought to belong, then I for one think we should include anyone who wants to be here. Does that sound good to people?
Bluebottle Posted Apr 25, 2002
You could well argue that everyone in England lives in Wessex, for after Alfred The Great, the kings Edward the Elder and Athelstan (who I consider to be England's greatest King) conquered and bought the rest of England and made it one kingdom, and not lots of little ones. They introduced the Shire system to the rest of England, but making the Shires larger whilst conquering the North.
(A good argument if you get involved in one of those "who's better, Southerners or Northerners?" conversation - especially when in Yorkshire, when you can say that Yorkshire is only Yorkshire because the Kingdom of Wessex went to York and shired it. Although as far as I'm concerned, you're all Mainlanders. )
But yes, Wessex had no fixed boundries as it was a kingdom which gerw and shrunk over 500 years, and was a kingdom of people - not of land. If you consider yourself to be of Wessex, that's good enough for me.
Lifson Kofie Posted Apr 25, 2002
Cardinal Noah (is now back!!!) Posted Apr 25, 2002
Vip Posted Apr 26, 2002
Oh! lots and lots of people! Are some of them intending to come to reading on the 11th May?
The Fish Posted Apr 26, 2002
*Grins and nods, then remembers he already is in Reading....*
Yay! Come to the Reading Meet!!! A694893
shrinkwrapped Posted Apr 26, 2002
Okay BB, I give in. Sign me up to this 'ol thing!
But I am a 'stokey or a... a... Bomonian?
Chris Tonks Posted Apr 27, 2002
Da, am to be signink up here as well. Am livink in Chandlers Ford, between Winchester and Southampton in Hampshire.
Use of fake foreign accent is not havink reason. Perhaps readink too much User Friendly.
Cardinal Noah (is now back!!!) Posted Apr 28, 2002
Vip Posted Apr 29, 2002
I think there's a few of us in that boat1
Oh, by the way, do we have a h2g2 signal so we know who each other are yet?
Bluebottle Posted Apr 30, 2002
I plan to wear a h2g2 T-shirt - that should help. Look out for a long-haired scruff with glasses.
Remember, if you can't go to the Reading Meet-Up, there's always the Southampton one, see: A699654
Vip Posted Apr 30, 2002
That will help. I'll wear my fairy wings; should be quite distinctive! OPh, and I can't remember where we're meeting; was it in the Station or in the Gardens?
Cardinal Noah (is now back!!!) Posted Apr 30, 2002
The Fish Posted May 1, 2002
*Starts to wonder why he ever bothers putting updated information on A694893 as nobody ever reads it.....*
Vip Posted May 1, 2002
Okay, hint taken...
Ah, I see. Makes sense.
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- 21: Munchkin (Apr 19, 2002)
- 22: Peregrin (Apr 19, 2002)
- 23: Researcher 188007 (Apr 19, 2002)
- 24: Ming Mang (Apr 19, 2002)
- 25: Vip (Apr 24, 2002)
- 26: The Fish (Apr 25, 2002)
- 27: Bluebottle (Apr 25, 2002)
- 28: Lifson Kofie (Apr 25, 2002)
- 29: Cardinal Noah (is now back!!!) (Apr 25, 2002)
- 30: Vip (Apr 26, 2002)
- 31: The Fish (Apr 26, 2002)
- 32: shrinkwrapped (Apr 26, 2002)
- 33: Chris Tonks (Apr 27, 2002)
- 34: Cardinal Noah (is now back!!!) (Apr 28, 2002)
- 35: Vip (Apr 29, 2002)
- 36: Bluebottle (Apr 30, 2002)
- 37: Vip (Apr 30, 2002)
- 38: Cardinal Noah (is now back!!!) (Apr 30, 2002)
- 39: The Fish (May 1, 2002)
- 40: Vip (May 1, 2002)