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Offline Edward Bear

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Counties
« on: May 04, 2018 »
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Nothing to do with Los Gigantes but something for the learned ones on this forum.
In 1974 the overpaid workers in the Palace of Westminster decided to mess about with our historical counties and made a pigs ear of them.
Perhaps the inteligencia on the forum can explain as to why Westmorland and Cumberland were named Cumbria and Northumberland was not called Northumbria.

Just thought that it was something you could talk about without falling out.

Offline Mary

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Re: Counties
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2018 »
Not sure why Mr Bear but there is a Northumbria University, and a Northumbria police force and we love going to Northumberland, but do refer to it as Northumbria when speaking to friends about holidays there.
Whatever itís called itís a beautiful place and thatís for sure.