Where does the North start?

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knightrose
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Jan 27 2007 07:41
Where does the North start?

Who merged the NW and NE threads? Typical bloody Londoners. Everything north of Luton is outside the bounds of civilisation, isn't it?

Mike Harman
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Jan 27 2007 08:57

http://libcom.org/forums/feedback-and-content/merging-uk-forums

and it's Watford, by the way.

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Serge Forward
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Jan 27 2007 09:15

Nah, these days it's Cockfosters.

hairmonster85
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Jan 27 2007 10:11

i'd say cheshire, but i wouldn't count north notts, derbys or lincolnshire as the north. maybe scunthorpe, at a push

the north would be yorkshire, lancashire (boo), cheshire, cleveland, durham, tyne/wear, northumbria, cumbria and merseyside

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Blacknred Ned
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Jan 27 2007 10:39

Some alternative definitions of the north:

1) Everything in the old Danelaw - including, of course: Leicester; Lincoln; Nottingham; Stamford & Derby, the five boroughs. Further north than that and you're not even in England, you're in Northumbria.

2) The old joke in Chichester would have it that Midhurst is the Gateway to the North.

3) Anywhere north of the Trent.

4) Anywhere north of Wessex.

5) Anywhere with a name ending in thorpe or wick.

6) All the territories of Britannia Inferior.

knightrose
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Jan 27 2007 10:45

But merging them was not, imho, a good idea. The NW forum was well used and used to promote activity.

Mike Harman
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Jan 27 2007 11:28
knightrose wrote:
But merging them was not, imho, a good idea. The NW forum was well used and used to promote activity.

Knightrose. There's no reason why the North forum can't be used in the same way by people from the NW. The North East forum was hardly ever used - if people from that area instead find a busy "North" forum it might encourage them rather than something where the most recent post is months old. Also, we started that thread in November, more than two months ago, the only poster who commented on merging the NE and NW forums(JDMF) thought it was a good idea.

hairmonster85
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Jan 27 2007 20:24

there doesn't seem to be a lot of people from yorkshire or the north east on here. it's a bit manc/scouse heavy here, to be honest

martinh
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Jan 27 2007 20:34
Blacknred Ned wrote:
Some alternative definitions of the north:

3) Anywhere north of the Trent.

4) Anywhere north of Wessex.

5) Anywhere with a name ending in thorpe or wick.

Anywhere north of the Thames smile

Regards,

Martin

Peter Good
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Jan 28 2007 11:31

Gentlemen,
The North is where the quality of the beer improves dramatically, the men drink from pint glasses and the womenfolk are renowned for their great beauty.
Peter Good (TCA)

Blacknred Ned
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Jan 28 2007 13:36

Peter, we are talking about the north of England you know! wink

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Jan 28 2007 16:26

Aye, I think he's on about Sweden. grin

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JDMF
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Jan 28 2007 17:48

for me north starts from the artic circle. Makes sense. The forum would be a bit quiet though.

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Jan 30 2007 13:41

I can't see that merging the two North forums is doing any particular harm, the North East forum was deserted anyway.

Though I'm not sure why they feel the need to point out that London is actually in the South East tongue

lucy82
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Jan 30 2007 17:56

i used to think north was whatever was in front of me, west to the left, east to the right and south behind me. would that work?

Steve Booth
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Feb 3 2007 21:22

Taking a railway method of defining it, it could be anywhere above Crewe on the West Coast line, and above Newark on the East Coast !

Blacknred Ned
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Feb 3 2007 22:54

I have another pertinent definition for the near future: the north starts where the desert ends... move over you northern bastards! We're coming!