29 July 2013

Counties

The flag of the East Riding of Yorkshire
Following an exhaustive survey in an unnamed British Sunday newspaper supplement, we are now able to definitively rank order English counties in terms of their beauty and sheer loveliness. Here's the top fifteen:-
1. Yorkshire (East Riding)
2. Yorkshire (North Riding)
3. Yorkshire (West Riding)
4. Derbyshire
5. Shropshire
6. Cornwall
7. Northumberland
8. Cumberland
9. Devon
10. Dorset
11. Staffordshire
12. Sussex
13. Herefordshire
14. Lincolnshire
15. Somerset
Please note that the list completely ignores any county boundary changes unlawfully endorsed by Westminster politicians in the early nineteen seventies. For your further information, at the bottom end of the list come Surrey, Middlesex, Rutland and finally Lancashire. My condolences to any Lancastrians reading this post for your county certainly contains many beautiful views - mainly eastwards into your friendly neighbouring county - Yorkshire.

10 comments:

  1. Well from what we've seen I agree with the first 6 places and the rest looks about right too though perhaps Somerset should be higher up the list. So much beauty everywhere!

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  2. *chuckle* So now I must add the concept of beauty by association to my growing list of relative items?

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  3. Eh? Isn't Kent supposed to be the Garden of England? That article must have been written by Geoffrey Boycott.

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  4. It's lucky they didn't include Welsh counties... ;)

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  5. HELEN You are clearly a woman of discerning good taste.
    DAVID OLIVER I don't undertand what you just said but yes!
    GORILLA BANANAS Kent? I thought that was a South African swear word!
    JENNY You are right. Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire would surely have sneaked into the top ten.

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  6. JENNY Snowdonia? Is that anywhere Narnia?

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  7. Mr. Pudding, this: "My condolences to any Lancastrians reading this post for your county certainly contains many beautiful views - mainly eastwards into your friendly neighbouring county - Yorkshire."

    Undoubtedly I have a problem with being vague about associations. The one time I tried to get something published, that was the criticism.

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  8. Yorky ~ all is forgiven 'ol fella, even though I have nothing to add to today's post (having no knowledge of your counties) ~ that could be a good thing :) Look after yourself kind Sir x

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  9. I believe this post is chauvinistic, in the original meaning of the word.

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