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From: John Cartmell <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] Lancashire Day
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 10:28:44 +0000 (GMT)
On 27 Nov, TERRY ALDERSON <> wrote:
> Olive: Ignore the changes as they were only introduced for and by unelected
> bureaucrats. On the A 6.going North past Yealand Redmayne, there is a
> milestone at the Boundary of Lancashire and Westmoreland. I still have he
> photo I took in 1989 and use it as my desk top. I continue to use Lancashire
> on my letters to Lancashire beyond the Sands, as well as Westmoreland on
> mail to places in that county? starting with C and they still arrive safely!
The 1974 boundary changes were made by the elected Conservative and Unionist
government against the recommendations of the report of the experts set up by
the previous government.
The present boundaries were severely mucked about again by the last (elected)
Conservative government and (less) by the present lot.
The (unelected) Post Office don't take note of the county towns which are not
part of the postal address or the post code. You will almost certainly have a
letter correctly delivered with just the first line of the address and the
Post Code - but the rest helps ensure that minor errors and bad handwriting
don't end in failed deliveries.
In all genealogical discussions it makes sense to stick to the pre-1974
boundaries as earlier changes are local and minimal.
John 006 8822 or 0161 969 9820
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