Ac­knowl­edg­ing York­shire’s nat­u­ral bound­aries

Yorkshire Post - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

From: Mark Wil­son, Grewelthorpe, Ripon.

FUR­THER to Val Lance­ley’s cor­re­spon­dence (The York­shire Post, Jan­uary 5), I, too, have no­ticed a lack of sig­nage an­nounc­ing the cross­ing of the bound­ary into York­shire.

There used to be one near Woodall mo­tor­way ser­vices on the M1 for ‘South York­shire’, which all self-re­spect­ing York­shire folk should know doesn’t re­ally ex­ist.

On a re­cent trip down south, Not­ting­hamshire was an­nounced as Robin Hood’s County, and both Der­byshire and Le­ices­ter­shire ap­peared to have sig­nage at their bound­aries, which I be­lieve to be at sig­nif­i­cant cross­ings of rivers.

Maybe the sig­nage is quite old. I be­lieve High­ways Eng­land may have some­thing to do with it rather than county coun­cils,

I’m not sure. There is much de­bate to the bound­aries of York­shire.

I my­self al­ways ac­knowl­edge or no­tice the tra­di­tional or nat­u­ral geo­graph­i­cal bound­aries, such as when one is cross­ing the River Tees into County Durham.

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