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hindle xiii

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WearyRhino    594

Up to the mid 70s it was a Town with its own council as was pudsey

Whoosh!

Just a Leeds suburb like Bradford will be in a few generations time. I guess Bradford will eventually be known as West Leeds.

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Wolford6    971

Whoosh!

Just a Leeds suburb like Bradford will be in a few generations time. I guess Bradford will eventually be known as West Leeds.

Sorry, but Leeds natives will be recognised as plastic Bradfordians.

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Wolford6    971

Just think what an LS postcode would do for property prices in Bradford?

Just think what a BD3 postcode would do for property prices in Leeds.

;):D

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Wolford6    971

Seriously, I don't think Bradford and Leeds residents would ever consider being lumped together under the other's name. In 1973, a similar problem occurred when historic rival towns Dewsbury and Huddersfield were programmed to merge under a new unitary local authority. Neither would give way and so a compromise of Kirklees was adopted, named after Kirklees Hall, where Robin Hood is buried.

When the boundaries were finalised and implemented, Kirklees Hall actually ended up in Calderdale. The situation still exists today ... Kirklees Council is named after a place outside its boundaries. Don't expect it to be re-named as Huddersfield Council anytime soon.

:)

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Wolford6    971

I thought the other day, give it a few years and Leodensians will start having a paddy until it becomes Leedshire. *shudders*

I think you may have mis-typed the eighth letter.

B)

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Wolford6    971

:O

:D

Feel free to give me some back. After all Bradford and Leeds folk have been happily slagging each other off for the past 300 years. Long may it continue; let's face it, for Yorkshire folk, slagging of Lancashire is like shooting fish in a barrel. ;)

We've still got a cathedral, by the way. And we still formed the Labour Party and the Barbarians RUFC. And Saltaire is still a World Heritage Site. And our city centre is built out of Yorkshire Sandstone, from Bradford.

And, for this week at least, we're above you in the Superleague table.

B)

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hindle xiii    692

And we still formed the Labour Party and the Barbarians RUFC.

I do like these little quirky facts of things or people born in Bradford, especially back when we were good. Stuff from Sooty and Lassie, to Morrisons and Seabrooks, the FA Cup and Challenge Cup, to school dinners and now a major politcal party (which I didn't know).

Not happy about the Barbarians though.

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Futtocks    5,904

Apparently, the army used to refer to Falklanders as 'Bennies', after the dimwitted character from 'Crossroads'. An official order was given, telling people to stop using this name.

So they started calling them 'Stills' instead... "cause they're still Bennies". :D

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WearyRhino    594

It became the Labour Party.

That's our story and we're sticking to it.

No, ILPers helped form the Labour Party - but were not subsumed into it. Indeed, they still exist.

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Ullman    739

This won't be new to some of you but people in Bridlington refer to West Riding folk as 'Comforts' because they walk around Brid asking each other if they've 'comfort day or comfort week'.

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