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9 hours ago, damp squib said:

If you're from London I believe "The North" starts somewhere around Watford.

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I've been thinking about this a bit more and I've come to the conclusion that The North is Yorkshire and ONLY Yorkshire. 

Here's why - before you get to Yorkshire you are in the Midlands. When you've passed Yorkshire you're in the North East. If you travel up the M6, past the Midlands you're in the North West. 

So Yorkshire is The North. Everywhere else is not The North. 

I can't see why anyone could disagree with that 😉

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12 hours ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

Ha ha.... Or Catford!! 

Oi.


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1 hour ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

I've been thinking about this a bit more and I've come to the conclusion that The North is Yorkshire and ONLY Yorkshire. 

Here's why - before you get to Yorkshire you are in the Midlands. When you've passed Yorkshire you're in the North East. If you travel up the M6, passed the Midlands you're in the North West. 

So Yorkshire is The North. Everywhere else is not The North. 

I can't see why anyone could disagree with that 😉

I agree , explains why it's so ' grim ' , it's Yorkshire 

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Are we talking True North, Magnetic North or Professional North? Because the latter is wherever Michael Parkinson happens to be.

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13 minutes ago, Shadow said:

Oxford is the midlands 

Birmingham is north

Certainly the first time I went to Oxford (the town not the Uni) in the 1970's I noticed the buses said South Midland on them..


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Billie Piper to Christopher Eccleston, Dr Who..

"If you're from another planet, how come you've got a Northern Accent?"

Dr Who.. "Lots of planets have North's"

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On topic.

The North is all relative, I regularly tell Londoners the are Northerners, well from here anywhere is North.


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They're not important until you're not getting enough.

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On 20/07/2019 at 13:12, Northern Eel said:

As a Yorkshire lad living in North Nottinghamshire, I would say we are sat right on the border of 'The North' of England.

We're categorized as East Midlands, yet, two miles up the road, we have Doncaster post codes, but still in Nottinghamshire County Council wards. For anyone who knows the A1, we are close to the Clumber Park turn off. Worksop, a nearby town, displays every trait of a former South Yorkshire pit town. Recently, there were moves to consider merging the Bassetlaw District it serves with an enlarged Sheffield Super- District. Those plans were scuppered pretty quickly.

I think where the M18 meets both the A1 and the M1, it is fair to suggest that The North has most definitely begun!

Manton (Worksop) was the last mine I worked at (1993), when they said it was closing I knew it was time to move out of the industry, at the time it was the second biggest producing mine in the country with years of reserves left.

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10 hours ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

It really isn't.... in my opinion anyway! 

He never meant the place.

But on topic I love the North and even the other day when I came across a Bradford accent from a Muslim Woman it took me back.

But tugging on my heart strings doesn't disguise the warts an'all.

She didn't think I had much of an accent, me Mam was proud I talked nice and everyone down here thinks I've a broad one. That's the North, sort of like singing about Blackburn to the tune of the hills of Connemara!

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The North is a state of mind.  


English, Irish, Brit, Yorkshire, European.  Citizen of the People's Republic of Yorkshire, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the European Union.  Critical of all it.  Proud of all it.    

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“Few thought him even a starter.There were many who thought themselves smarter. But he ended PM, CH and OM. An Earl and a Knight of the Garter.”

Clement Attlee.

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You're all wrong, the show starts right here ....

59484558_HN.jpg.139361a4fd4e783541d708bb5ba6e987.jpgsee clear as day!

Or as The Scaffold put it

"Bloody Northerners getting in everywhere, sleeping with our food, eating our women,

Mind you they've a natural sense of rhythm, keep the buses going, win Olympic Gold medals!"

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1 minute ago, Tommygilf said:

Anything South of Sheffield is basically France.

You exaggerate, but there's something in this. I was doing fieldwork in Kent (Pegwell Bay for anyone who knows that part of the world), and I didn't just feel like a foreigner, it felt like I was in enemy territory.

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1 minute ago, wilsontown said:

You exaggerate, but there's something in this. I was doing fieldwork in Kent (Pegwell Bay for anyone who knows that part of the world), and I didn't just feel like a foreigner, it felt like I was in enemy territory.

I mean it is tongue in cheek but I do know exactly what you mean. Its a shame really because I think us northerners are actually very similar to our Welsh, Scottish, Irish and South westerly cousins in that we all don't like London and the home Counties types but by virtue of being English we get lumped in with them. 

For the 2013 WC opener in Cardiff me and my family were drinking in a pub in the city and the very Welsh landlord then said he preferred when the English League boys came to town rather than union as they tended to stay and socialise whereas he got the impression many of the union lot couldn't wait to leave in their range rovers! I think that demonstrates that divide quite well.

There's a great map on the internet also showing a north south divide by locations of Greggs (much more in the north) vs numbers of Waitrose's (much more dense in the south).

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3 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

For the 2013 WC opener in Cardiff me and my family were drinking in a pub in the city and the very Welsh landlord then said he preferred when the English League boys came to town rather than union as they tended to stay and socialise whereas he got the impression many of the union lot couldn't wait to leave in their range rovers! I think that demonstrates that divide quite well.

 

My best mate is a Taff.   Lovely bloke. 

He’s long had the opinion that the Welsh rugby fans have more in common with the English league fans than with the Twickers types.  

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