Thursday, April 30, 2015

North begins at Crich

Crich Stand

From the Guardian we learn that the north of England begins at Crich in Derbyshire.

People find it very hard to agree on the exact point where the north of England begins. This is one of the north’s defining characteristics: it doesn’t matter which part you come from, there’s always someone more northern to tell you what a soft southern moron you are. In my mind, the north starts at the village of Crich, in Derbyshire. 

In which case I must be a southerner as I can see Crich Stand (not Tower) by gazing roughly due north from the end of our street. Or I could until a new storage shed blocked the view. Now I have to walk a little further.


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Sackerson said...

Don't stare at it too long, or you'll get a crich in the neck.

A K Haart said...

Sackers - it's more of a place to look down from - fine views on a clear day.

wiggiatlarge said...

I was always under the impression The North started somewhere just beyond the M25 on the AI where there is a very large sign that definitely says The North !

A K Haart said...

wiggia - it's a comment on modern times - we had the Great North Road but changed its name to the A1.