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Where is the centre of England?

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6 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Iv'e only moved 10 miles north of Bulwell...........but i feel i'm in the North.........the accent is different

Regardless of geographical lines on a map linguists say that t'north starts at Hucknall as it appears that this is where the dialect changes from mostly southern to northern influences. I wonder if it is due to the influence of mining communities?

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13 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

 How do you feel ,,,northern,,southern or a midlander,,......not what we Geographically are.......but what you feel you are  ?

Definitely an East Midlander. 52yrs  living in West Mids, but I love Nottingham, my accent is still Nottm  based after all these years.

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Just don't like the term 'Midlander' neither here nor there carni,,,still love you though mi duck.....:rolleyes:

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Sorry benj, just for you I tried to edit it to say 'Definitely an 'East Midlands Gal', but it wouldn't let me, time ran out. :biggrin:x

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 Well according to the OS map, it's at Lindley Hall Farm, Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire !

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I were always led to believe it were Henley in Arden, or Hampden in Arden. Can't remember which.

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It was the instructor on my advance driving course, back in 1972. When we driving around that area he told me and I had no reason to doubt him. My one and only time I've ever driven around Birmingham. Must be a nightmare now.

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Tell him to look on Wikipedia as I presume he must still be driving round looking for it. There are many claims but none are definitive.

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I'd have job, he's probably passed away by now. Personally, I don't give a toss where the Centre of England is. As far as I'm concerned where I live is the centre of my world. ( What's  Wikipedia anyway Phil ?).

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I think I'll go with the OS option.

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Having just asked Mr. Google, I'm inclined to agree with you Fly.

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At last !

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Wikipedia is an online encyclopaedia Barrie. According to that there is no definitive centre of England and it's constantly varying anyway.

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Explain that theory then Phil. If it's one place in 2001, how can it change by 2019. I appreciate that the earth changes shape, but not that bleddy fast surely ?

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Will do Phil.

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