Is Cambridgeshire North or South?

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by MarkyMarrk, Feb 27, 2016.

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Is Cambridgeshire North or South

Poll closed Sep 27, 2016.
  1. North

    9.3%
  2. South

    90.7%
  1. MarkyMarrk

    MarkyMarrk Banned Banned

    NB: I realise this is frivolous based on an anecdotal conversation, but there are some serious questions at the end.

    I met someone today, who I might end up living with. He was from London, quite a bit older than me, and he kept referring to potentially moving 'up North'. After a while, I asked him why he said that. Cambridgeshire is clearly in the south east, or the east.

    His reply was around how different it is in Cambridgeshire, getting away from
    * the violent crime of London;
    * the ridiculous prices (I had to correct him on this - we still have them);
    * the forced multiculturalism of London;
    * the slower, more relaxed pace of life; and
    * the lack of a 'scene'.

    He also said that he'd taken a walk around the village, and almost everyone had said hello to him, people were incredibly friendly in the pub, and that he felt welcome in a way that he couldn't imagine he would in London, though he couldn't really remember what it was like to be new there.
    So he claimed that Cambridgeshire had more in common with the North and it was a conceptual thing rather than a geographic thing.
    I think we're more similar to London (which is what I consider 'the south') than we are to Northerners and their accents.

    So if you were forced to choose, how would you vote? Is Cambridgeshire North or South.

    More pertinently:
    What are the real differences between London and the rest of the country?
    What are the real differences between whatever you consider to be 'the North' and whatever you consider to be 'the South'?
     
  2. MarkyMarrk

    MarkyMarrk Banned Banned

    Please don't get me wrong either: I nearly moved to London late last year and applied for jobs there. I'm thinking I might do some time in the next few years.
    I'm also not against multiculturalism, just against the way it sometimes looks like it is done.
     
  3. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    And you are seriously contemplating living with this person for what reason exactly? He sounds like a fucking dick.
     
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  5. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    Sounds like he'll fit in nicely in rural Cambridgshire.

    Any ways it's East Midlands.
     
  6. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    In terms of regions, Cambridgeshire is officially East of England, not East Midlands.
     
  7. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    Laterally it's the midlands and its in the effing east.
     
  8. MarkyMarrk

    MarkyMarrk Banned Banned

    OK, I sort of see what you mean, but he didn't mean it in a racist manner. To be honest, he'd have run when he saw me if he was racist.
     
  9. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    People are generally friendlier and more approachable anywhere outside of London,It's not just up north.
    Your partner sounds like an ignorant tool.
     
  10. GrahamKidd

    GrahamKidd Banned Banned

    I have family near Hull and there are lots of Christians and church goers around there. I must admit I like it and find it quite homely.
     
  11. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    It's north of me. Therefore, it's 'the north'.
     
  12. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    Where I live is sometimes classified as Midlands, East, north, Northeast, but it's almost exactly the same latitude as Manchester which nobody would say wasn't Northern.
    I'd say further south than Nottingham is Midlands, with The South starting around Oxford or summat
     
  13. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    :hmm:
     
  14. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    :)

    well, yes.

    there's the river, central london, north london, then the north

    although since the signs say 'watford and the north' i suppose that makes watford 'the midlands'

    :p
     
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  15. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    What would you call Lincoln?
     
  16. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    North!
     
  17. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    Oh well yes, anything on the other side of the Thames falls into the general mental space of "the frozen north".
     
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  18. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    Sure, but to narrow it down?
     
  19. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    To be fair he hasn't got a fucking clue. The violence in small town Cambridheshire is far beyond anything I've seen outside of politics in London.

    Cambridge is nearly as expensive as London.
     
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  20. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    Honorary North.
     
  21. foamy

    foamy Sheinhardt Wig Company

    Which village is he basing his entire experience of Cambridgeshire on?

    Cambridge is north of London, in east anglia.
     
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  22. notabanana

    notabanana Banned Banned

    Is there really a North/South divide? Or is it London/Everywhere else?
     
  23. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    North London/South London/Everywhere else.
     
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  24. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    London has more in common with the North than somewhere like Surrey.
     
  25. dessiato

    dessiato Looking for my shopping trolley

    It's definitely north. It's like a foreign country to me. They don't even speak the same language.
     
  26. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    The M1, by The North Circular, South of parts of London, South of the M25, South of Watford and the gap
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  27. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Cambridgeshire is in the SOUTH along with Durham and Darlington:

    south.JPG
     
  28. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    Bat country.
     
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  29. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    The defining question about North/South is surely "is it grim?"

    If Cambridgeshire is grim, then it counts as "Up North", if not, it doesn't.

    HTH
     
  30. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    It's not on the list

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    Bradford,
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    Warrington,
    Widnes,
    Wigan,
    Leeds,
    Northwich,
    Nantwich,
    Knutsford,
    Hull,
    Sale,
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    Keighley
    Maghull,
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    Rotherham,
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    Morecambe,
    Macclesfield,
    Lytham St. Annes
    Clitheroe,
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    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016
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