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Rollingthunder
5th Jan 2009, 09:52
A bit of history for Brits.

Lancashire and damned proud of it

A Victorian Definition.

In 1842, Barclay's Complete and Universal Dictionary described Lancashire as "...a county of England, lying on the Irish Sea, and bounded by Cumberland, Westmoreland, Yorkshire, and Cheshire. It is 75 miles in length, and 30 in breadth. It is divided into 6 hundreds, which contain 27 market towns, 62 parishes, and 894 villages.

This county comprises a variety of soil and face of country; there being mountains of more than 2000 feet high, in the north and eastern parts, with wide moorlands or heaths amongst them; extensive bogs or mosses, which yield only turf for fuel, and are very dangerous; and some most fertile land for agricultural purposes. it yields iron, coal, slate, and other building-stones; salt, etc. Grazing is more attended to than agriculture.

The fisheries, both in the rivers and the sea, are valuable. As a commercial and manufacturing county, Lancashire is distinguished beyond most others in the kingdom. Its principal manufactures are linen, silk, and cotton goods; fustians, counterpanes, shalloons, baize, serges, tapes, small wares, hats, sail-cloth, sacking, pins, iron goods, cast plate-glass, etc.

Of the commerce of this county, it may suffice to observe, that Liverpool is now the second port in the United Kingdom. The principal rivers are the Mersey, Irwell, Ribble, Lune, Leven, Wyre, Hodder, Roche, Duddon, Winster, Kent, and Calder, and it has two considerable lakes, Windermere and Coniston Water. Lancaster is the county town. Population, 1,667,054. It returns 26 members to parliament. "

angels
5th Jan 2009, 10:30
London.

Born in Balham -- Gateway to the South.

Parapunter
5th Jan 2009, 10:38
Hertfordshire. Mostly flat.

scruggs
5th Jan 2009, 11:08
West Midlands.

Black Country Dialect (http://www.sedgleymanor.com/dictionaries/dialect.html)

S

goudie
5th Jan 2009, 11:18
Merton, S.W. London.

Storminnorm
5th Jan 2009, 11:20
The Royal County of Lancashire, with respect.
Only the reigning Monarch can be the Duke of
Lancaster.
Part of bl**dy Gtr Manchester now though. :*

So I live in Sussex.

GOLF_BRAVO_ZULU
5th Jan 2009, 11:26
The County Palatine, Cheshire; at a place on all 3 banks of the Mersey.

Part of bl**dy Gtr Manchester now though. http://static.pprune.org/images/smilies/bah.gif


Exactly; so I live in Somerset.

206Fan
5th Jan 2009, 11:31
Northern Ireland.

Tis quite here now thou!

Avitor
5th Jan 2009, 11:34
Cambridgeshire, I am an active member of the Fenland Mountain Rescue team.......our head quarters are in a pub! :bored:

Storminnorm
5th Jan 2009, 11:34
Davy, Quite quiet do you mean?

Avitor, I had a similar voluntary job in Amsterdam.

old,not bold
5th Jan 2009, 11:41
Devon.

But I'm a Member of the Bureimi Yacht Club, founded 1965 and still going strong. We're saving up for a boat, or rather we would be if the cash didn't get spent on drinking instead. The intention is honourable.

Storminnorm
5th Jan 2009, 11:54
old,not bold. Do you have any vacacies in your Yacht Club?
Sounds like my sort of Organisation. :ok:

angels
5th Jan 2009, 11:56
I used to drink in the City Golf Club in EC4 which was in the Book of Heroic Failures as having absolutely nothing to do with golf apart from the 19th hole element.

MadsDad
5th Jan 2009, 12:03
Nottinghamshire. Which, when I was there, was a distinctly rural county (lots of farmland) with a few industrial enclaves. In one or the other of which I lived.

And since moving down here I have become a member of the Somerset Levels Mountain Rescue team (also, by coincidence, based in our local pub). We're saving up for a rope and when we get that we think a helicopter would be nice (but we have the same problem as the Bureimi Yacht Club from the sounds of it).

Foss
5th Jan 2009, 12:07
Davy, you missed a trick there.
You could have done a minor history/politics lesson.
Northern Ireland, the North of Ireland, the Occupied Six Counties, could have gone on for hundreds of words.

Northern Ireland suits me fine.
Ireland if I'm anywhere else in the world, simpler and avoids the history/politics lesson.

Cpt_Pugwash
5th Jan 2009, 12:09
Sir Fflint (Flintshire) now a fraction of its former size due to shameless vote inspired border tampering.

GBZ,
At 2 miles south of the Radstock VRP, you would still be in BANES, surely?
My daughter lives opposite the Elm Tree, and that's still in BANES.
Somerset, another old County divided up for no good purpose.

Bring back Merioneth, was the oldest of all the county names, until it was abolished.

goudie
5th Jan 2009, 12:09
I now live in Happy Hertfordshire and I'm a stalwart of the local pub................. 'because it's there'!

Little Blue
5th Jan 2009, 12:16
Derbyshire !!!
A real mans county.....so what the hell am I doing here??
:\

Hobo
5th Jan 2009, 12:28
Which county can be changed into another by just changing one letter?

Blacksheep
5th Jan 2009, 12:34
Durham. Land of the Prince Bishops.

Where the Domesday auditors never penetrated and the King's writ did not run, neither before nor after The Conquest.

We are a froward folk and some (and I am one) would say that Durham is not within the realm of either the English or Scottish Crowns and the German usurpers have no place betwixt the Tees and the Tweed.

So, hadaway an' shite, Bessy.

shedhead
5th Jan 2009, 12:37
Which county can be changed into another by just changing one letter?
Hertfordshire or Herefordshire.
I am an an Ayrshireman myself.

603DX
5th Jan 2009, 12:41
Kent!!

Born, bred and resident, emerged on the East bank of the Medway so a "Man of Kent" not a "Kentish Man". Orchards, hops, women (according to Mr Pickwick), and extremely bolshie (think Peasant's Revolt, Wat Tyler, Sir Thomas Wyatt, strong resistance to both Roman and Norman invasions).


Norm: Is the Queen the Duke of Lancaster, as part of her numerous titles? Not being sarky, she is actually the Duke of Normandy from the long association of the Channel Islands with the English Crown and Normandy.

ThreadBaron
5th Jan 2009, 12:48
South Yorkshire, later to become the Soviet Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire (and still might be for all I know). I've not been back to Sheful for a fishcake for ages!

S'land
5th Jan 2009, 12:49
Yorkshire, although have not lived there since I was a child.


I used to drink in the City Golf Club in EC4

I was a member there for a number of years. When it first opened it did have an electronic driving range. I do not recall seeing it ever used. It was a very useful place, get thrown out of the pub at closing time, go to the City Golf Club and drink until the pubs opened again in the evening.

tony draper
5th Jan 2009, 12:49
Tyler was not that smart he let the Mayor of London close enough to him wi a sword to do the biz.
:uhoh:

Blacksheep
5th Jan 2009, 12:54
from the long association of the Channel Islands with the English Crown and Normandy.An association that ended when the Stewarts took the throne. :=

603DX
5th Jan 2009, 12:56
Mr D: I didn't think Boris was like that!

Whirlygig
5th Jan 2009, 12:57
Dunno! I was born in Surrey by accident; should have been Warwickshire, grew up in Bedfordshire but mostly lived in West Berkshire and now living in Norfolk. One parent from Devon and the other from Co. Derry. Pretty much rootless! :}

Cheers

Whirls

603DX
5th Jan 2009, 13:10
Blacksheep: I think you will find that notwithstanding the Stewarts and their pronouncements, the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney and Sark disagree with your view, as does our Monarch, who is loyally addressed as Duke of Normandy on her official visits, and appears not to object.

Radar66
5th Jan 2009, 13:15
Born on the kitchen table in a boys' school located in Ascot from a russian mother and welsh father, moved darn west in my early teens, then ski-bummed and 'freelance cooked' around the americas, europe and various other places, interspersed with stints in Londonium before finding my feet drawn back down to Somerset again.







(the kitchen table was moved up to my mother's bedroom as nanny's logic deemed it easier to clean than the mattress... :hmm:)

Rush2112
5th Jan 2009, 13:18
Suffolk. Born in Ipswich, hence my appalling choice of football team. Now in SE Asia and praying I never end up back there.

tony draper
5th Jan 2009, 13:32
The Drapers originally hailed from Yorkshire but that wasn't far enough North forrus so we escaped to Tyneside,Born in Durham County ,or to give it its correct title County Durham.
:)

Blacksheep
5th Jan 2009, 13:34
...as does our Monarch, who is loyally addressed as Duke of Normandy on her official visits, and appears not to object.She's still a Germanic usurper, nonetheless.

Storminnorm
5th Jan 2009, 13:40
603dx, Yup HM the Q is the Duke of Lancaster, amongst her many
other titles.
Probably got lots of German titles as well stemming from the days
when the Family were called " Battenburg " or Gotha-Saxcoberg. Or ?
Piece of cake really.

Beatriz Fontana
5th Jan 2009, 13:47
God's Own :ok:





Yorkshire.

west lakes
5th Jan 2009, 13:53
Lancashire (and proud of it)

MWL the same
But we now live in Cumbria which is a made up county that includes Cumberland, Westmorland and the bit of Lancashire "Beyond the Sands" (The Furness penisular(Barrow))
Though locals still refer to Cumberland or the bit we're in West Cumberland(Cumbria)

YWL was born in Barrow who's residents (well some) still think they are Lancastrian so he is probably Lancashire born as well.

Storminnorm
5th Jan 2009, 13:53
My Dad's Dad's Dad came from Huddersfield.
But the rest of us don't talk about it much.

TBirdFrank
5th Jan 2009, 14:06
Born on the slopes of Werneth Low in the County of Cheshire, so that I could look down on, and over, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Denbighshire as they then were.

And not in Greater Manchester which was administratively abolished in 1985 after only 11 years life, so why the GPO insist on perpetuating it is beyond me!

Charlie Foxtrot India
5th Jan 2009, 14:30
Hampshire born, Hampshire bred

Strong in arm, thick in head.

...I was born just around the corner from Winchester Cathedral.

Ace Rimmer
5th Jan 2009, 15:32
Fairfax (but that twas only cos that's where OMR was posted at the time)...

Storminnorm
5th Jan 2009, 15:35
Greater Manchester! Ah! There's a misnomer if ever there was one!

Gainesy
5th Jan 2009, 15:44
Yorkshire, to be near me Mum.

206Fan
5th Jan 2009, 15:49
Davy, Quite quiet do you mean?

Yea that makes more sense!

Davy, you missed a trick there.
You could have done a minor history/politics lesson.

Politics doesn't interest me. Besides i could post a link to the book ''Bandit Country'' if anyone is interested :}!

Foss
5th Jan 2009, 15:59
Ah Davy, posting a link to a book, sure that's cheating.

206Fan
5th Jan 2009, 16:01
Sooooooooo :p

Weres your politics/history lesson then for norn iron?

cockney steve
5th Jan 2009, 16:48
ahem....Clacton, Essex .....job bought me to the people's republic of Saddleworth in 1975 and i'm settling in ,gradually.

We're in the unique position that saddleworthians are allowed to play Cricket for Yorkshire OR Lancashire......all my kids were born in Oldham Royal,but still count as Saddleworthians (none are interested in defending sticks with a plank anyway! )

treadigraph
5th Jan 2009, 17:10
Cornwall, tho me dad was a Brummie and me mum came from Eton.

Surrey is home after nearly four decades though!

G-CPTN
5th Jan 2009, 17:12
County Durham (monkey-hanger).
Talking of Somerset (used to live there) - is it still called Avon in parts?

Storminnorm
5th Jan 2009, 17:20
An escapee from Essex Steve ?
I bl**dy well knew that fence 'em in idea was cr*p! :{

Bet you dug under it?

I did warn 'em!!!

Krystal n chips
5th Jan 2009, 17:42
Cheshire, or, to appease the illiterate Islington luvvies aka Beeb "reporters" .....Chesh-sheer,... tossers !. Actually, about 20yds and one brook from Manchester before another "wonderful creation" was devised called Greater Manchester, although thankfully some of the old City boundaries remained in place so we were not subjected to the "terribly PC!" hypocrisy that prevails in the Peoples Undemocratic Republic formerly known as Manchester. :E

bnt
5th Jan 2009, 18:58
Dunfermline in Fife, the seat of Kings, and home of Golf. :hmm:

(Yes, I know Scotland doesn't officially have counties any more, but it's close enough for rock 'n' roll.)

MadsDad
5th Jan 2009, 18:59
G_CPTN.

Avon got split up a while back. It's bits now form the City of Bristol and parts of North Somerset (Weston-Super-Mare, Champion the Wonder Horse's girlfriend), East Somerset (the posh bit, Barth) and South Gloucestershire (aka the M4/M5 junction at Almonsbury).

cockney steve
5th Jan 2009, 19:17
Norm, #49

I was sent OOP NORF to bring civilisation to the natives and quickly learned that the "clogs, shawls,caps and whippets...ok, mun forget the pidgeons :) " were a myth perpetuated to keep the jessies out of the better regions of this septic isle.......Unfortunately, the Southern Yuppyitis materialistic shallowness has permeated up here over the years.


Frogland looks attractive :hmm:

Foss
5th Jan 2009, 19:29
Davy
You'd have to give me a starting year.

1170 It's the Normans - it's war.
1210 It's the English - it's war.
1315 It's the Scottish - it's war.
1390 It's the English again - it's war.
1560 It's the English again -it's war
1603 It's the English, Tudors this time - it's war.
1640 It's the planters - it's war.
1649 It's the English again - it's war.
1690 Pretty much everyone and their mates - it's war.
1798 Irishmen pretty cheesed off - it's rebellion.
1845 Nothing growing - it's starvation.
1905 Sinn Fein formed - this isn't fair.
1913 UVF formed - it's perfectly fine.
1916 Easter Rising - it definately isn't fine.
1921 Ireland v Ireland - it's war.
1937 We want the top right hand bit too - not quite war yet.
1939 Germany v England - it's an Emergency.
1956 We don't like the border, still, scrap it - it's a small war.

Then you get to 1969 and it gets a bit more complicated :p
But that's a sound grounding. ;)
Take it from there ;)

Blues&twos
5th Jan 2009, 19:52
Lots of you lot from up north. Curiously no-one from Sussex. Except me. Born within earshot of Shoreham Airport.

oopspff7
5th Jan 2009, 20:00
Murkeyside.

acmi48
5th Jan 2009, 20:04
rutland -more water than land now

BAMRA wake up
5th Jan 2009, 20:05
This is a great site for a virtual ramble round the counties - especially good coverage of England and Wales. There's so much variety packed into one small crowded island. Are all Britons islanders?

Geograph British Isles - photograph every grid square! (http://www.geograph.org.uk/)

dead_pan
5th Jan 2009, 20:18
Err Swindon, in Wiltshyre. Grew up to the dulcit tones of Fat Alberts inbound to Lyneham.

Great place to come from, not a great place to go to.

Lon More
5th Jan 2009, 20:34
Dunfermline, Fife. Next to East End Park, home of the Pars.
Spent most of my life moving further and further South

TwinAisle
5th Jan 2009, 20:53
Monmouthshire for me, another county beggared about with by the evil that is the Boundaries Commission....

Home of Henry V and one half of Rolls Royce...

TA

lexxity
5th Jan 2009, 21:42
Cheshire. Just. Until the Boundaries change again.

tony draper
5th Jan 2009, 21:48
Think of the poor buggas in Washington,they's now part of Sunderland,dunno how they live with the shame.:uhoh::rolleyes:

ChampChump
5th Jan 2009, 21:52
A true Maid of Kent, me.

We fought the Romans off, let them in and have been building fortifications on and off ever since. Some might say that the government is the latest deterrent to invasion.

V2-OMG!
5th Jan 2009, 21:58
It's been hotly debated - and my mother's naturalization is also an issue.

Does that mean I can run for president in 2012?

Mad Monk
5th Jan 2009, 22:16
It is in the tag.
Bedrockshire.
Still in the naffing Stone age.

birrddog
5th Jan 2009, 22:20
London is my adopted county, where young Birrddog "grew up"... it is also where Grandad's side hails from.

I was most disturbed to find out my Grand Mother (fathers side) hails from same place as Mr Drapes... Thank Goodness she left the country before Mr Drapes was born, otherwise I would be having all sorts of worrying thoughts tonight :}

Was sad to leave London, but get to go back about once a month, so get best of both worlds.

chiglet
5th Jan 2009, 22:25
Born on the slopes of Werneth Low in the County of Cheshire, so that I could look down on, and over, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Denbighshire as they then were.


You've missed out Flintshire, Staffs and Snowdonia :ok:

tony draper
5th Jan 2009, 22:38
One was born in a place called Windy Nook, I kids you not,very middle earth.
:rolleyes:

west lakes
5th Jan 2009, 22:43
Just realised that one of my grandmothers came from a place called Wallsend:ooh:
and her husband from a place called New York!
The others were East Lancashire

G-CPTN
6th Jan 2009, 00:34
It should be explained that New York is not the one in the USA:-
Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world! (http://wikimapia.org/#lat=55.0347122&lon=-1.5017366&z=15&l=0&m=h&v=2)
Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world! (http://wikimapia.org/#lat=55.0347122&lon=-1.5017366&z=13&l=0&m=h&v=2)

shrimp42
6th Jan 2009, 00:41
Born in Durban, South Africa, raised in South Ayrshire, which is not to be not to confused with its less than salubrious neighbours North and (shudder) East Ayrshire. Now residing in Surrey, which is not to be confused with a big pile of polished turd

cessnagirl
6th Jan 2009, 02:42
I hail from the emerald isle where I'm currently freezing my @r5e off!

Nice place to go on holidays, but you wouldn't want to live there.
CG

Matari
6th Jan 2009, 03:10
Hidalgo County, Texas

Loose rivets
6th Jan 2009, 04:34
Coo, are you there now? he asked from Edinburg.


Oh, and Curiously no-one from Sussex.

No, born on the downs...beat a hasty retreat from the invasion. Blown out of bed in Braintree. Thrown out of bed in Colchester, and moved to Walton on the Naze...a stone's throw from Clacton.

Tower Ranger
6th Jan 2009, 08:21
I come from County Londonderry in God`s Wee Country.
The only bad part of N.I. is the weather but I live in Dubai now so it doesn`t really matter.

Wod
6th Jan 2009, 08:38
Good question. I was born in Liverpool Maternity Hospital, but the family was living in Upton on the Wirral at the time, so I don't think I come from Liverpudlia.

On the other hand, both parents were Yorkshire; then again, we left The Wirral and went to Gloucestershire before I could walk.

So what county do I "come from"??

For what it's worth I describe myself as Gloucester raised of Yorkshire parents because that gets close to my hybrid accent.

Rollingthunder
6th Jan 2009, 08:50
Aye, it gets difficult for ex-pats.

Born in Manchester, moved to Montreal, moved to Sydney, moved to Vancouver. Creates a hell of a mid-earth accent.

tony draper
6th Jan 2009, 08:56
Not a problem when you consider the elements that make up yer body probably came from three different galaxies.
:rolleyes:

Blacksheep
6th Jan 2009, 09:04
According to my Geboortesertificat one was ectually born in Seffrica in the Peninsula Maternity Hospital in Capetown and only arrived in County Durham three years later, allegedly tarking posh. (Seffrican is posh?)

Nevertheless, one is of good, solid northern metal bashing stock with a black-handed County Durham family tree traced back to 1672. One is ashamed to admit that my paternal grandmother's father hailed from Norfolk, however in mitigation it is recorded that he was a Locomotive Driver on the LNER by profession. One of my maternal great-great grandfathers was also a southerner, from Topcliffe near Thirsk, in't North Riding of Yorkshire

west lakes
6th Jan 2009, 09:22
It should be explained that New York is not the one in the USA:-



Ah sorry G-C in this case it is the one in the USA (my Bro has his birth certificate!)

ExSp33db1rd
6th Jan 2009, 09:30
My Dad's Dad's Dad came from Huddersfield.
But the rest of us don't talk about it much.

Why not ? I come from Huddersfield, but unfortunately my parents emigrated when I was 2 yrs. old - went to Lancashire.

merlinxx
6th Jan 2009, 10:08
My Pappa was born in Leeds, my Mother was born South Wales, I was born in South Wales grew up in Sarff Lonun adopted Sussex as me County, what the **** does that make me then. Airports hither and thither have been my home since the 60s.
**** it, am I confused ? I don't bloody know, you tell me:E:E:E:E

Blacksheep
6th Jan 2009, 10:42
what the **** does that make me thenWelsh unfortunately. You have my sympathy. :hmm:

Radar66
6th Jan 2009, 11:46
Oi! plenny of taffies lurk 'ere I'll have ye know. :*


Grandpappy was the very first ArchBish of Wales - I know wot he looks loike cos he's immortalised (?!!) in the window of St Asaph's Cathedral. :ok:


http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb122/Radar66/Family%20Pics/window_edwards.jpg

hellsbrink
6th Jan 2009, 11:49
Originally from Angus in Scotland, now in sunny Antwerpen, België.

Matari
6th Jan 2009, 12:13
Loose Rivets:

are you there now? he asked from Edinburg.Not there any longer. In Houston, Texas now via Angola, Zaire, South Africa, France and Spain. Small world when a kid from the Rio Grande Valley ends up in Zaire, I know....

Kolibear
6th Jan 2009, 12:38
Born, raised and still living in Essex.

The driest county in the UK, with one of there longest coastlines.

Broughton Belle
6th Jan 2009, 12:41
Flintshire - Home of the Airbus wings.;)

merlinxx
6th Jan 2009, 13:48
I'll get the TAFFIA on ya, go find yer own sheep, at least I've got cleated feet:E:E:E:E

Good on ya Raddz:ok:

Octopussy2
6th Jan 2009, 13:57
Am I the only Shropshire lass? Gorgeous county.

Been in London a long time now though (via Bristol, Paris, Bavaria and Hong Kong - all great, great places. And Guildford, which wasn't:yuk:)

Storminnorm
6th Jan 2009, 14:01
My Mum's Dad's Dad came from Cheshire, much nicer!:ok:

TBirdFrank
6th Jan 2009, 14:04
Quote:
Born on the slopes of Werneth Low in the County of Cheshire, so that I could look down on, and over, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Denbighshire as they then were.

You've missed out Flintshire, Staffs and Snowdonia http://static.pprune.org/images/smilies/thumbs.gif


Alright Chiglet - (clever buggah eh??) Buy you a beer in the Buffet Bar sometime!

I'll give you Flintshire - but I really am not quite sure about Staffordshire - would really need to check that one - but Snowdonia ain't a county! - that I am sure of!

Another thing is that is always windy up there, and we have had warmer November remembrance services some years than June Peace Day functions!

shobakker
6th Jan 2009, 14:16
Norfolk - birthplace to two of the greatest Englishmen ever - Nelson & Stephen Fry. God's county.

Not quite how Noel Coward described it...

Try this for some real Norfolk dialect!

FOND,F.O.N.D.,Friends of Norfolk Dialect,to preserve and record linguistic and cultural heritage (http://www.norfolkdialect.com/interesting.html)

Blacksheep
6th Jan 2009, 15:18
Oh Dear! The shepherds are restless tonight. Best not turn me back on 'em then... :E

Loose rivets
6th Jan 2009, 15:28
Essex...with one of there longest coastlines.

I didn't know that. I know that Walton has the second longest pier...but Sarfend's really just points across the river, so I've always said that it doesn't count.

corsair
6th Jan 2009, 15:44
Foss and Davey, I don't know how to break it to you but Norn Iron isn't a county. It's six counties. You have to pick one. You can't have them all. :ok:
Nice history lesson Foss, might steal it. But you left out the last bit.

2008: Border? What Border? Let's go shopping.

Me, I'm from Dublin but currently exiled to the whinging west. In Ireland Dublin has replaced London as the source of all oppression.:ugh:

As for people hailing from English counties. I note the Yorkshire persons and I might add Lancashireans always seem to ensure that you know where they hail from. Presumably to make you cannot mistake them for ordinary English people. Hence the thread starter, nailing his colours or is it rose to the mast:)

Lon More
6th Jan 2009, 15:47
Looks a bit like el Pape there Radz.
Immortalised in glass; does that mean he's a real pane?:p

Foss
6th Jan 2009, 16:04
Corsair
Alright, alright.
County Down,and North Down at that. Yacht, golf and rugby clubs. Contae an Dúin in Irish, not heard too often, or Coontie Doun in Scots Irish if you want to sound like a plonker.
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd113/Gfwfos/CountyDown.png
I'm at the very top north east, at the bend of the flaccid penis.

Forkandles
6th Jan 2009, 16:06
Born and raised in Lancashire.

Started on my family tree a year or so ago and stopped when I found that 4+ generations on my paternal grandfather's side were from Rastrick and the same story on my maternal grandmother's side. It would appear that not only am I from Yorkshire, but inbred as well. :*

Not going any further back just in case I find some McForkandles clan down the line. That would be too feckin' much...

corsair
6th Jan 2009, 16:11
County Down,and North Down at that. Yacht, golf and rugby clubs.

So you're quite posh then. :p Groomsport?

Storminnorm
6th Jan 2009, 16:11
Be even worse if you find some Paddy McForkhandles!!!!!!

FLCH
6th Jan 2009, 16:17
Borned and raised in Wolverhampton, when John Richards Derek Dougan and Dave Wagstaffe were kings at Wolves.
Used to be Staffordshire now its the less personal West Midlands.... :(

Foss
6th Jan 2009, 16:17
That's why they call it the Gold Coast Corsair. ;)
I was trying to get a google earth of the coast at the bottom of the road, fecking satellite stops half a mile up the road, fecking typical. People up the road you can see their garden furniture, my house, just a blur of pixels. Anyway, don't know how to do a screen shot on a pc.

Forkhandles, could be. If you were from Cumbria, Northumberland or lowland Scotland that would almost be a given.

Corsair, aye, between Groomsport and Donaghadee. Opposite the Copelands.

corsair
6th Jan 2009, 16:35
Paddy McForkhandles!!!!!!

That should be O'Forkhandles.


Foss, yes, I hate that with Google Earth, gaps in the wrong places. But on the local council website you can zoom in on my house and you can actually see me and the wife unloading the car. I'm probably pointing at the aerial survey aircraft and saying 'That's a photo aircraft'.

Foss
6th Jan 2009, 16:47
Corsair, the council website? What they've got a Predator out hunting down people putting the wrong stuff their bins?

ForkHandles, in the church records over the years..
Padraig o'MacSpunogahandles would become..
Padraig MacSpunogahandles, then...
Padraig Spunogahandles, then...
Patrick Forkhandles, then..
Patrick Fork, then...
Mr P Fork.

G-CPTN
6th Jan 2009, 16:48
For ease of use I prefer Wikimapia (though in his case it is no better):-
Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world! (http://wikimapia.org/#lat=54.6659018&lon=-5.5803895&z=16&l=0&m=a&v=2)
You can pan and zoom and switch views from satellite to map (or hybrid) and then copy the URL to transfer so someone else can see exactly what you see.

There is another mapping program that uses a different database, but I can never recall it . . .
I'll have to search.

Foss
6th Jan 2009, 16:55
Just tried that G, told me to just go away. Away, now.

merlinxx
6th Jan 2009, 17:03
Want to come see some of my Ewes ? I'll save one for ya:ok::E