The A-Z Challenge

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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by TomBoyNI » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:47 pm

Mad Cow wrote:Just a query but I note T - Telephone box has to be red or green i.e. an old Sir Giles Gilbert Scott designed one rather than a new stainless steel/glass jobbie,

But do cream Kingston Telecom ones in Hull count too?
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My stepson is at Hull University, perhaps I'll take the bike next time I vist?
The paint bucket tool in photoshop would help with that, or even a real paint bucket (thumbs)
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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by herman » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:53 pm

TomBoyNI wrote:
Mad Cow wrote:Just a query but I note T - Telephone box has to be red or green i.e. an old Sir Giles Gilbert Scott designed one rather than a new stainless steel/glass jobbie,

But do cream Kingston Telecom ones in Hull count too?
685548_8b097e70.jpg
My stepson is at Hull University, perhaps I'll take the bike next time I vist?
The paint bucket tool in photoshop would help with that, or even a real paint bucket (thumbs)
Useless info alert! I got offered the contract to paint the boxes from about Newcastle down a few years ago. Turned it down as it would of been a right faff.
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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by Simon_100 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:50 am

herman wrote:Useless info alert! I got offered the contract to paint the boxes from about Newcastle down a few years ago. Turned it down as it would of been a right faff.
Unless you'd painted them all orange Herman! (thumbs)

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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by HarveyCamm » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:00 pm

Sorry to be dumb but
1) what's a keystone for letter K?
2) will the cathedral hill in Lincoln suffice for M :silly: as the regions highest peak?

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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by ledwardio » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:03 pm

HarveyCamm wrote:Sorry to be dumb but
1) what's a keystone for letter K?
2) will the cathedral hill in Lincoln suffice for M :silly: as the regions highest peak?

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Here you go Harv:

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In Lincoln that's probably as high as you get isn't it? ;)

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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by Mad Cow » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:59 pm

The use of the word "Region" is a bit confusing as since 2013 the Government Abolished the old regions in England:

South East
London
East of England
South West
West Midlands
East Midlands
North West
North East
Yorkshire and Humberside


They were replaced with 4 administrative areas:

North (North West, North East and Yorkshire & Humberside north of the Humber)
Central (West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England and Yorkshire & Humberside south of the Humber)
South (South East and South West)
London

So I'm guessing highest point in County would do for England?

Not so sure about the rest of the British Isles?

But these might help

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_E ... hest_point

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_S ... hest_point
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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by TomBoyNI » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:24 pm

Mad Cow wrote:The use of the word "Region" is a bit confusing as since 2013 the Government Abolished the old regions in England:

South East
London
East of England
South West
West Midlands
East Midlands
North West
North East
Yorkshire and Humberside


They were replaced with 4 administrative areas:

North (North West, North East and Yorkshire & Humberside north of the Humber)
Central (West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England and Yorkshire & Humberside south of the Humber)
South (South East and South West)
London

So I'm guessing highest point in County would do for England?

Not so sure about the rest of the British Isles?

But these might help

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_E ... hest_point

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_S ... hest_point
When I wrote region, I was simply thinking Scotland, Wales, England, Islands, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Spain, France, Germany...

That way it wasn't a case of the highest point in a county, it was generally going to be one of the peaks, but it kept things open for people living off the UK mainland, and even meant it was open to everyone, anywhere
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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by HarveyCamm » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:06 am

Thanks for the clarification guys - now to hit the tarmac (thumbs)

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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by Mad Cow » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:43 am

Yes thanks for the clarification, unfortunately as a geographer, i tend to overthink things like this :laugh:
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Re: The A-Z Challenge

Post by Simon_100 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:09 am

Hmm, interstng for the rest of us non-Uk types:

"Region (Europe)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the political entity.

The European Union created a Committee of the Regions to represent Regions of Europe as the layer of EU government administration directly below the nation-state level. The Committee has its headquarters in Brussels.

Reasons given for this include:

the historic and cultural claims for autonomy in many regions all over the EU
strengthening the political and economic situation in those regions
The term 'region' as used here includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which are non-sovereign countries, referred to as separate countries, even though collectively they form the country known as the United Kingdom they are recognised as countries by the UK Government and are not referred to as regions.

Some nation states which have historically had a strong centralized administration have transferred political power to the regions. Examples of this include the devolution of power in the UK (the Scotland Act 1998, the Government of Wales Act 1998) and the current negotiations in France concerning increased autonomy for Corsica. Some other states have traditionally had strong regions, such as the Federal Republic of Germany or the autonomous communities of Spain; yet others have been structured on the basis of national and municipal government with little in between."


So you know who to blame ... :whistle:

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