On 27 Nov 2017 4:10 p.m., "Jane Lucas" <janelucas(a)me.com> wrote:
I think many people, especially those not interested in family/local
history, don’t know the difference between administrative and geographic
Have a look round Wikipedia in particular,
You may need a stiff drink or plenty of strong coffee when you get to the
Metropolitan Counties! In reality, things are probably too complex to ever
get one single system that satisfies everyone, from those who have a
hankering for the old historical counties to the Twittering inhabitants of
there was plenty of twitter abuse in the summer when commentators talked
about the Open Golf at Birkdale as Birkdale in Lancashire.
Nice one - I shall add that to my Streets of Birmingham argument for using
the new counties when appropriate on the calendar.