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Tuesday, 20 March 2007

The North

How far north do you have to go before you stop seeing road signs for "The NORTH"?

I live in northern England and there are still signs referring to "The NORTH". Obviously this refers to the fact that if you travel north you will reach Scotland.

Scotland has these signs too. Obviously these refer to northern Scotland.

Surely when you reach John O'Groats, or more properly Dunet Head, these signs stop? Or is it only when you get to the Shetland islands?

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mutterings and meanderings said...

I used to love signs saying 'The North' when I was coming home..

I had three markers to say I was almost there: the Angel of the North (which I love), driving over the Tyne on the A1 and looking across to the iconic Tyne Bridge, and finally the big sign that says: "Northumberland: England's border country".

Karen said...

I went to university in Ormskirk, a market town in Lancashire. The surrounding area is as flat as flat can be (with the exception of Parbold hill a few miles away).

When driving home to stay with my parents or my non ex-boyfriend for the weekend I would give a cheer in my car when I saw the sign for "Cumbria and the Lake District".

However the strongest feelings were always evoked by the fells that suddenly spring up around the Shap area on the M6 - I would alwyas get tears in my eyes if it had been a while since I'd been home. Fortunately I wasn't bawling so I could still see to drive!

Karen said...

Hmm that should be "now ex-boyfriend". It seems silly that you can't edit your comments, only delete them

Brom said...

Apparently I've got to go Up North next week or soon after. I have not yet seen the Angel of the North. It is one of my must see things. I'm quite looking forward to it. I'm easily pleased.