Up North

A friend recently said she was visited by a government official who apologised for the length of time it had taken to get around to seeing her. The Guys in London had given her the whole of Yorkshire to cover.

Now as we know Yorkshire lies somewhere in the ‘north’, which to many is an area incorporating the north west, north east, Lake District, and the whole of Scotland including the Orkneys and Shetland isles. Oh and the Hebrides.

In other words 67% of Britain. To help improve the geographical accuracy of a typical southerner if you allocate Yorkshire as a area ‘up north’ for a survey perhaps you should note the following statistics:

County Area in sq kilometres

Surrey. 1663

Sussex. 1991

Berkshire   1262

Bucks 1874

Kent. 3736

Herts 1643

Total 12169 sq. kilometres

Yorkshire 11903 sq. kilometres

……………Just saying.

Alistair Owens

The meandering thoughts of someone with too much time on his hands. Tending to see the obscure and irrelevant in most events I have been forced to record this by family members as a means of diverting attention away from them. But I see their plan.

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