Where are we?

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Where are we?

Post by Newbie18 » 28 Dec 2017, 09:41

Just to get it right. Are we in Lancashire or West Riding of Yorkshire. So many people have differing opinions. I just want to know the right address. I am in BB18.
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Re: Where are we?

Post by PanBiker » 28 Dec 2017, 10:29

Since the 1974 boundary changes we have been in Lancashire for administrative purposes. On the statute books the original boundaries are still valid so regardless of what many perceive we are still in the West Riding of Yorkshire as laid down by Danelaw. Being a border town there was always fierce County loyalty. You can see where my loyalties lie from my user statement in my posts, many will say the opposite but I know where I am. :extrawink:

For the record also you do not need to put the County with the BB18 postcode it will arrive if you put Yorkshire or Lancashire. You will also see that we have double sets of boundary markers, the Lancashire markers and the proper ones where the borders have been for nearly a thousand years. :smile:

Have you moved into town yet Anna?
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Re: Where are we?

Post by Stanley » 29 Dec 2017, 04:43

Ian is quite right Anna. As a historian I have always maintained that the ancient shire boundaries are inviolable and Eric Pickles, the Local Government minister in the coalition government of 2010 was eventually forced to admit this is the case. Parliament can only change administrative areas, not the ancient boundaries. In practice, Barlick has always been a place apart, nominally in Yorkshire but fiercely independent.
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Re: Where are we?

Post by Tripps » 01 Jan 2018, 00:14

Well - it seems we can't quite agree on where we are or for that matter when the seasons begin and end, but I think we can all agree its now 2018 . . .

May I wish all members a Happy New Year. :mexwave:
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Post by chinatyke » 01 Jan 2018, 02:50

Welcome to 2018. Happy New Year to one and all.

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Re: Where are we?

Post by Stanley » 01 Jan 2018, 04:08

All the best for 2018 to everyone except the silly buggers who woke me at midnight supporting the Chinese economy!
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Re: Where are we?

Post by Wendyf » 01 Jan 2018, 07:06

Happy New Year everyone. We watched the Barlick fireworks from a safe distance!

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Post by Julie in Norfolk » 01 Jan 2018, 12:02

Happy New Year to one and all from Breckland in Norfolk.
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Post by PanBiker » 01 Jan 2018, 12:25

Happy New Year every one, 12 hours late but hey ho. :smile: :mexwave:
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Post by chinatyke » 01 Jan 2018, 14:11

Stanley wrote:
01 Jan 2018, 04:08
All the best for 2018 to everyone except the silly buggers who woke me at midnight supporting the Chinese economy!
You only get damp squibs for fireworks, you ought to have heard them here! I was still enjoying the amber liquid with a friend until 1:30 am and the noise didn't worry us.

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Re: Where are we?

Post by Stanley » 02 Jan 2018, 04:04

I was in bed.......
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