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“Bridgend County”? Surely you’re joking?

ABC’s main point is that it would be better for both local government and the historic counties if the word ‘county’ ceased to be used as a term within local government and if local authorities stopped aping historic county names. Local authority areas could be … Continue reading

9 February 2023 28 June 2024 one response

Which county is Bristol in?

The short answer to this question, of course, is that Bristol lies partly in Gloucestershire and partly in Somerset, with the old course of the River Avon (e.g. along the Floating Harbour) forming the border. Nonetheless, it is occasionally claimed that the ‘county corporate’ status … Continue reading

8 February 2023 28 June 2024 5 responses

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