North/South divide.

Where do you think that it is?

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26/09/2012 at 14:53

Traditionally, The North started at Watford. However some claim that if you draw a line from The Wash to the Severn Estuary, that's the north/south divide. Others say that it's a line drawn from the Humber Estuary to the Mersey Estuary. What do you all think? 

26/09/2012 at 15:01

This all supposes that anyone cares what happens in the Birmingham / Midlands area.  

26/09/2012 at 15:02

I'm originally from Lincolnshire and now live in Nottingham. I've always considered the East Midlands to be part of the north of England.

26/09/2012 at 15:19

Well I can work out whether you're a northerner or southerner in a few simple questions:

What is the ideal accompaniment for fish'n'chips?

When do you eat "dinner"- (around midday, or in the evening)?

How much is a reasonable price to pay for a pint? 


Edited: 26/09/2012 at 15:20
26/09/2012 at 15:35

But is there then an east west divide too? as according to the BBC regional news I am in the east. (although that doesn't necessarily mean I am a wise man!)

26/09/2012 at 15:51

When i was a teenager growing up on the south coast the north started at watford. Now I am a (supposed) grown up living in Yorkshire for the last 20 years the north starts at Sheffield.

26/09/2012 at 16:01

The south stops as soon as people stop being stupid enough to pay 30 quid for a 10k.

26/09/2012 at 16:09

and the North was always said to start at Watford Gap which is a bit north of Watford.

26/09/2012 at 16:21

From talking to people in my travels around the UK, the north is anywhere further north than where you at that time. And the same goes for the south.

For me, the North is anywhere north of the Midlands, the south is anywhere south of the Midlands, and the Midlands are a no man's land where the righteous dare not venture

Edited: 26/09/2012 at 16:21
26/09/2012 at 16:38

anywhere south of the border is south.

26/09/2012 at 16:46

The A5 historically holds the line of the north/south divide.

26/09/2012 at 16:58

Wigan Pier

26/09/2012 at 17:41
Johnny again wrote (see)

The south stops as soon as people stop being stupid enough to pay 30 quid for a 10k.

But they still pay more than that for a half marathon. Great North Run? 

26/09/2012 at 18:03


26/09/2012 at 18:09

mmm north is the highlands. Everything below Carlise is the deep South.  The Edinburgh to Glasgow strip is juuuust right.

26/09/2012 at 18:17

Mothers from Yorkshire, dads from London so I guess I'm a midlander 

Mind you, its grim up north where men are men and so are some of the women.

Edited: 26/09/2012 at 18:19
27/09/2012 at 08:22

North is where you start to get a head on your pint

Nurse Ratched    pirate
27/09/2012 at 08:35

Depends on how they pronounce the word 'bath'.
But The Border is the border 

Cheerful Dave    pirate
27/09/2012 at 08:57

I've always assumed that when the road signs on the A1 stop directing me to 'The North' that I've arrived.

27/09/2012 at 09:03

North of Tibshelf services on the M1 is the North.

South of Trowell services on the M1 is the South.

Anywhere inbetween is the place to be.

We pronounce the word 'bath' with 2 'f's.


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