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Opinion of CountyWatch?
Best of luck
75%
 75%  [ 3 ]
Lock 'em up
25%
 25%  [ 1 ]
Didn't grasp the question
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 4

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YithianOffline
Keeping the British end up
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PostPosted: 12-01-2014 04:30    Post subject: CountyWatch: Guerilla Signposting Reply with quote

I'd never heard anything whatsoever about this group until fifteen minutes ago, but the contrarian and traditionalist strands of my psyche seem to have entwined to generate a nagging admiration for anyone who can spend their evening poring over maps and then head out on a dark night, with powertools and thermos flask, to put right historical wrongs. It's eccentric, quixotic - probably pointless - but somehow amusing.

Derek Norman, Chairman of CountyWatch wrote:
The Anglo-Saxons set up a network of shires whose boundaries, in some cases, have been unchanged for over 1,000 years. The Normans may have conquered us in 1066 but at least they left our shire boundaries in place, just changing the name to "Counties" when they placed their own Counts in charge of the shires. The Conservatives under Edward Heath started the process of dismantling our network of shire Counties when they created the hugely unpopular new "Counties" of Avon, Humberside and Cleveland. Now it seems Labour wants to finish them off. Many English people have a strong sense of place and we are sure many of them will fight hard to keep alive and healthy the names and the real boundaries of our Counties.


See a long list of 'direct action' undertaken (signs [re]moved) here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CountyWatch

Wikipedia wrote:
They also claimed that they had a legal right to remove signs under the section 131 of the Highways Act 1980 because "they misinform the public.
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PostPosted: 12-01-2014 12:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe there should be another option, 'Don't give a toss'?
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PostPosted: 12-01-2014 13:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saxons & Angles so home! Britain for the Celts!
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