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Started by Tony Tony Tony, May 20, 2022, 05:16:54 AM
Quote from: shiftwork2 on May 20, 2022, 01:27:33 PMI work in Colchester one day per week and haven't been bothered to go into the town (city). They appear to hammer the Roman stuff. Individual hospital buildings are numbered 'villas' and there's a road I go on called Via Urbis Romanae which seems a stretch given it goes between new build housing estates and a David Lloyd.I shall have to go in now.
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on May 21, 2022, 11:49:47 AMEDIT: According to Wikipedia the new cities are only second-class cities because they don't have Lord Mayors (or in Scotland, Lord Provosts). This map shows the proper cities in capitals.
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on May 21, 2022, 11:49:47 AMFor hundreds of years there were 4 Scottish cities: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee. A good sensible number, well distributed, easy to remember. Soon you won't be able to toss a caber without hitting the city of Kirkcudbright, Denny, or Pittenweem.
Quote from: Clatty McCutcheon on May 21, 2022, 01:59:19 PMI think Perth had been a city before being demoted and then re-promoted, but I'd agree that only those 4 really feel like cities. Was in Stirling the other day and it struck me the way it always does - just a reasonably large town with an impressive castle, some historic stuff and a lot of ill-advised 1960s concrete ugliness.
Quote from: Voltan (Man of Steel) on May 20, 2022, 11:58:27 AMWolverhampton became a city in 2001 and we noticed changes almost immediately, mainly to the signage.
Quote from: Gurke and Hare on May 22, 2022, 11:12:13 PMDudley zoo is okay.
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