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almost certainly been done before.
is it herefordshire?
"It is the smallest historic county in England and the fourth smallest in the UK as a whole."
so what's smaller now?
Although my wife's from Uppingham so I do owe it something.
What's this thread about?
So has CONCRETE cows
: the EDL
: Charles Bronson, Britain's most dangerous prisoner
: a fairly big airport
: errrrrr used to be the centre of the hat industry?
which hitler considered to be the vital point in his invasion at which he thought he'd have the whole of the uk sorted
plus other alan moore facts
cos I just looked at a map of counties and didn't even know it was a thing. Plus it's pretty big yet I can't think of anything about it.
not as good as Cumberlands though
Can think of nothing to recommend it for
The rest of Lincolnshire is heinous
No idea where this fucker is.
so yeah, this one
Where is this?
not sure it even exists
Scotland is just north of Northumberland
some of them are mental.
Perfect for this time o'day.
TEN TO GO
so it's clearly one of those.
Take your pick.
Missed Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire and City of London.
Just a gap between England proper and Scotland
If you've ever gotten the train to Edinburgh, from England, on a sunny day you'll never forget the views that Northumberland leaves you with.
My vote - Worcestershire. Fuck's the point?
I always call it `Worcester` sauce though - thus negating the need to acknowledge the country.
Cotswolds in the east, brilliant county cricket ground, Malvern Hills for walkies, decent rowing, excellent locally produced food, asparagus, beer and perry, Worcestershire Sauce, Royal Worcester porcelain (as was), can get to London in 2 hrs, the southwest in 3, the Lakes in 3 and you don't have to live in Brum.
is this a rebranding thing?
Nothing of note there at all.
Obviously we're not counting the Scottish and Northern Irish ones - no-ones's heard of any of those
Olagh? yeah probably?
Everything seemed to be named after, owned by, advertising, or have some other connection to Doc Martens (the boots, not the Clunes vehicle) so not much of note seems a pretty fair assessment.
now it's all carlsberg
Think DMs abandoned the UK completely not long after.
but both Alan Moore and I grew up in Northants, and Dawkins went to school there.
Fuck Rutland though.
apart from devon, somerset and cumbria
It's a desolate WASTELAND.
Some towns exist for their proximity to London, such as Hatfield and Potters Bar. Some towns are new towns, such as Welwyn and Letchworth, which we can all snigger and sneer at. Even the oldest towns, such as Hertford itself, are crap.
Is McMullen, Henry Moore sculpture park and Bhaktivedanta Manor enough to save it? NO!
When people ask me where I'm from I say Shropshire (more accurately Telford) and they all look really confused.
simply because of its involvement in an anecdote involving me and my old housemate when we were first looking for the student house.
The landlord offered us a lift back to uni from the house; and, after driving for a while, we wondered why this drive was taking so long (given that the campus was about a five/ten-minute drive away, and we must've been in the car for just under half-an-hour) and then passed a roadsign saying "SHROPSHIRE".
Cue the landlord yelling something along the lines of "FUCKING HELL! SHROPSHIRE?!" upon his realisation that he'd somehow driven us in basically the opposite direction.
the home of Roscoe and Marlon
Home of the Bammers
or they remember that my parents live there and are being mean
so much better than bedfordshire and most other counties
But I'm sure every county has good spots. All my memories are here so I see no reason to dislike it.
There's nothing there and it's full of quietly terrible places. Like Kettering. And Rushden.
It I hear it's on the up and up now
because there are no traffic lights there.
Just roundabouts, apparently.
I have no idea if this is true.
Plenty of places in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire which are just as dreadful as any of those.
Anonymous Midlands towns = the worst towns.
they seem interchangable to me, is there any distinguishing features between the two?
PS you can add buckinghamshire and bedfordshire to berkshire and hertfordshire...all interchangable, no individual character
you do not need to know which county...it is irrelevant
if something noteworthy happens or comes from in a county, that county is noteworthy
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we spent about half an hour all round the manager's desk working out where each county was. Then we did Ireland.
(the great bustard has been reintroduced to salisbury plain, and is the world's heaviest flying bird)
Wiltshire is pretty great (apart from Swindon obviously)