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Towns astride county borders

If ever one wanted an example of why the historic counties are not particularly suited to local government, this list of towns astride county boundaries is a case in point. From striking cases such as the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border on Newmarket High Street, to more self-evident … Continue reading

5 February 2017 24 May 2021 12 responses

New marker post on Lancashire / Yorkshire border

The Friends of Real Lancashire, one of our affiliated groups, invite you to attend the unveiling ceremony for a new marker post on 22 March 2015 and say:   Walkers on the Pennine Way near Oldham will from this week know when they are crossing … Continue reading

Help the historic counties return to our roads!

With news of the Department for Communities and Local Government’s initiative to see the historic counties signed on our roads, we have produced a flyer for you to share and spread the word. Full details of the initiative, which aims to make it easier for … Continue reading

25 April 2014 28 February 2016 one response

By George! England’s traditional counties can return to England’s roads.

Great news released by the DCLG on Saint George’s Day: To mark St George’s Day, Eric Pickles today (23 April 2014) announced a new initiative to support the ‘tapestry’ of traditional English counties, including getting rid of a Whitehall ban on the names of traditional … Continue reading

23 April 2014 28 February 2016 start the discussion