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The arrangement has worked very well for almost forty years and all three towns have prospered. I think the same thing could happen if Lancashire agreed to rename itself Western Yorkshire.

;):tongue:

Don't even consider bringing us in gods county into your discussion, its wonderful entertainment reading your infighting, if you listen carefully one can faintly hear the swoosh of the handbags in the background of this thread.

There is no God.

 

The closest thing is Google, and it you search for "God's County", you don't arf get a loada links about Yorkshire.

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perhaps if we get Bradford to play under hybrid rules of league/union/cricket   with a bit of netball thrown in  they could play against Kirklees and Calderdale with the losers  playing against a team from  Rochdale  in  Liverpool  .  theres no need to give the southerners a chance to spoil a new format of a game

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I always thought that Batley and Dewsbury had nothing much in common with Huddersfield, same goes for Morley with Leeds and Ossett with Wakey.  I think a better arrangement would have been to amalgamate the above into an additional area based on Dewsbury.The situation in Calder is it doesn't exist.

 

Blimey Tro,

 

Take a drive from Fartown through Mirfield, Dewsbury, Batley on to Ossett through Wakey down to Fev and up through Ponte to Cas. Nothing in common???

 

As for Calder it exists now it's been accepted in RL circles as a word that means the Castleford/Fev/Wakefield triangle of RL clubs. Coined originally by Lyndsay it's grown because it helps people describe the area of the three clubs which is commonly discussed because it's one of the games most important areas that makes the biggest muck up going of those valuable resources.

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My Grandma lives in Heckmondwike and she told me the other week when I asked how it's Kirklees which is mainly run by Huddersfield council but her postcode is Wakefield, also maybe her area code (01924).

 

Or summat like that.

 

 

Dewsbury felt attacked on two flanks when it was supposed to become part of Huddersfield Metropolitan Borough and contemporaneously given a Wakefield postcode!

 

I had a friend from Skipton who was cheesed off because it has a Bradford postcode.

 

If I lived in Todmorden I'd be cheesed off because  it has an Oldham postcode.

 

When I worked for West Yorkshire County Council, our department was run as three divisions;

Western (Bradford & Calderdale), Leeds and Southern (Kirklees and Wakefield)

I think that would have been a more practical creation of metropolitan areas in 1974.

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I agree. I think the two London clubs should merge to enhance the Wasps as London Welsh are like the equivalent to HKR in league.

That ought to do it.

 

 

Sorry to have to mention RU, but London Welsh are still playing at Oxford and are looking to move there permanently.

London Wasps play at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.

Saracens and Harlequins play in London.

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The situation in Calder is very fluid because it doesn't exist.  

 

The situation in Calder is fluid 'cos it's a river.

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I'v e posted this before but some people won't know it.

 

Under the proposed 1974 local government reorganisation, Batley , Dewsbury and Huddersfield were to be merged into "Huddersfield" Metropolitan Borough. Batley  and Dewsbury weren't having any of that; they refused point blank to cooperate with the Local Government Commission.

 

Therefore, a compromise name of Kirklees Metropolitan Borough was agreed, after Kirklees Hall at Cooper Bridge, where Robin Hood is buried.

Come the reorganisation, there was a last-minute boundary adjustment to accommodate the line of the M62 and Kirklees Hall has ended up in Calderdale.

So Kirklees Council has ended up with the name of a place outside its boundary.

 

The arrangement has worked very well for almost forty years and all three towns have prospered. I think the same thing could happen if Lancashire agreed to rename itself Western Yorkshire.

;):tongue:

 

 

The people of the five towns didn't particulary want to be lumped in with Wakefield.  A bit of local corruption and gerrymandering won the day.  40 years on, we still don't like being "ruled" from WF1.

 

Another reason why Calder will never fly.

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The people of the five towns didn't particulary want to be lumped in with Wakefield.  A bit of local corruption and gerrymandering won the day.  40 years on, we still don't like being "ruled" from WF1.

 

Another reason why Calder will never fly.

The five towns were part of the west riding county council local authority before then it's headquarters was in Wakefield

The area has been 'ruled' from Wakefield since the 1890s that's what that building at the end of wood street was for: county hall

The local government reorganisation covered the whole country

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The people of the five towns didn't particulary want to be lumped in with Wakefield. Another reason why Calder will never fly.

 

And another reason why nobody will fly round "Calder" way if your right

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The five towns were part of the west riding county council local authority before then it's headquarters was in Wakefield

The area has been 'ruled' from Wakefield since the 1890s that's what that building at the end of wood street was for: county hall

The local government reorganisation covered the whole country

 

Each town also had local autonomy and it's own council, West Riding being in control of Education and Highways among a couple of other things. Rather like North Yorkshire is today.

 

Not like you to have a selective memory.

 

There are moves afoot in Pontefract to gain some level of independence from our WF1 based oppressors.

 

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And another reason why nobody will fly round "Calder" way if your right

 

I'm sure the good people of Halifax and Hebden Bridge will be delighted to hear that.

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Each town also had local autonomy and it's own council, West Riding being in control of Education and Highways among a couple of other things. Rather like North Yorkshire is today.

 

Not like you to have a selective memory.

 

There are moves afoot in Pontefract to gain some level of independence from our WF1 based oppressors.

 

Back on the ignore list now.

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Each town also had local autonomy and it's own council, West Riding being in control of Education and Highways among a couple of other things. Rather like North Yorkshire is today.

 

Not like you to have a selective memory.

 

There are moves afoot in Pontefract to gain some level of independence from our WF1 based oppressors.

 

Back on the ignore list now.

 

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Each town also had local autonomy and it's own council, West Riding being in control of Education and Highways among a couple of other things. Rather like North Yorkshire is today.

 

Not like you to have a selective memory.

 

There are moves afoot in Pontefract to gain some level of independence from our WF1 based oppressors.

 

Back on the ignore list now.

 

 

Along with ;

Police

Fire

Ambulance

Social services(this being pre sebohm report incorporated children's services, welfare services, home helps and so on)

Public health

Civil defence

Highways

Further education

School health services

Libraries

Services for the aged and disabled

Training centres

Prosecutions solicitors dept

Traffic wardens

Health

And more

 

The city of Wakefield as a county borough carried out some of these duties along with street cleaning, street lighting

 

Pontefract and Castleford a non county borough carried out even fewer it had its own library for instancr

 

Featherstone knottingley, ferry bridge and others were urban districts and had fewer still being responsible for street cleaning, refuse collection, some aspects if public health

 

Rural districts like Ackworth: well I'm sure you get the drift

 

Most aspects of life in the five towns were the responsibility of the county council

All if these authorities charged their citizens a rate

 

It was recognised many years before the local authority act that the system was wasteful and over complex a d had already started to change years before with the amalgamation of police forces 

 

Where your allegations of corruption, gerrymandering and oppression come into it I'm not sure perhaps you expand on this should your own selective memory desert you again and you forget you are ignoring me.

 

What relevance your thoughts on local government have on rugby league I'm not sure

But I do remember Wakefield council buying post office road at a good price to save the club from oblivion and selling it back at a massive loss, as indeed they did with belle vue

 
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who think that life is but a joke

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If I lived in Todmorden I'd be cheesed off because  it has an Oldham postcode.

 

 

surely you mean your heart would swell with pride everytime you used your address and saw that OL, a symbol of all that is good and wholesome in the world.

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Tod is in Calderdale,has an Olham postcode, a Rochdale STD code -yet a lot of locals recognise Burnley as their nearest town.

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I was reading somewhere fairly recently that Todmorden up untill 1888 was half in Yorks and half in Lancs, This aparently caused some issues,( don't know what ) anyway they settled it with a vote and the good people of Tod quite naturally chose to be in Yorkshire.

 What that has to do with Rugby i dont know, but there are as someone has said too many clubs in W Yorkshire.

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Sedbergh was in the west riding of yorkshire but is now in Cumbria

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surely you mean your heart would swell with pride everytime you used your address and saw that OL, a symbol of all that is good and wholesome in the world.

 

 

OL, or phonetically Oh 'ell

;)

 

Bradford has a population of 350,000 and has produced one Nobel Prize Winner. Todmorden has a population of 15,000 and has produced two. I used to deal with a bloke from there who reckoned it was really three. I can't remember why he was claiming the other one.

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Blimey Tro,

 

Take a drive from Fartown through Mirfield, Dewsbury, Batley on to Ossett through Wakey down to Fev and up through Ponte to Cas. Nothing in common???

 

As for Calder it exists now it's been accepted in RL circles as a word that means the Castleford/Fev/Wakefield triangle of RL clubs. Coined originally by Lyndsay it's grown because it helps people describe the area of the three clubs which is commonly discussed because it's one of the games most important areas that makes the biggest muck up going of those valuable resources.

Morley, Batley, Ossett and Dewsbury were the Heavy Woollen district, the shoddy towns. with a lot in common. I can't speak for the others but I know even today, 40 years on there is tremendous resentment in Morley that it's part of Leeds - there are even Morley Borough Independents on Leeds Council.

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Tod is in Calderdale,has an Olham postcode, a Rochdale STD code -yet a lot of locals recognise Burnley as their nearest town.

 the cricket team play in the Lancashire League too and they eat barmcakes!

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Blimey Tro,

 

Take a drive from Fartown through Mirfield, Dewsbury, Batley on to Ossett through Wakey down to Fev and up through Ponte to Cas. Nothing in common???

 

As for Calder it exists now it's been accepted in RL circles as a word that means the Castleford/Fev/Wakefield triangle of RL clubs. Coined originally by Lyndsay it's grown because it helps people describe the area of the three clubs which is commonly discussed because it's one of the games most important areas that makes the biggest muck up going of those valuable resources.

The only towns with pro RL sides on the River Calder are Wakey and Dewsbury.  Cas is on the Aire - if it wasn't why would the housing estate that overlooks their ground be called Airedale and not Calderdale?

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Tod is in Calderdale,has an Olham postcode, a Rochdale STD code -yet a lot of locals recognise Burnley as their nearest town.

 

The old county boundary used to follow the course of Walsden Water, which runs through the town. Todmorden Town Hall was built over the river and the decorative carvings above the main doors mark where the boundary was.

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As for Calder it exists now it's been accepted in RL circles as a word that means the Castleford/Fev/Wakefield triangle of RL clubs.

 

It really hasn't been accepted, in RL "circles" or not.

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