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By Rob P
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Pete L wrote:What do you call the ground from Shobdon to Gloucester? It's not Midlands, Welsh Marches or Southwest?


Cotswolds

Rob P wrote: ..estate agents who doesn't realise that anything within a 200 mile radius of Stroud can be marketed as 'Cotswolds'


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By Rob P
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There's conventional Geography and there is Estate Agent's Geography. They are wildly different.

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Pete L wrote:I'd always assumed that Cotswold meant Oxford to Gloucester -must mug up on geography. :D

Me too. Anything up past Milton Keynes being "North", "East" being the bulging bit out past Stansted and "West" being Somerset, Devon & Cornwall... :wink:
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By Rob P
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Pete L wrote:I'd always assumed that Cotswold meant Oxford to Gloucester


Not possible. You forget it is London Oxford Airport.

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By kanga
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AndyR wrote:I have always thought of Gloucester as being on the southern edge of the Midlands :D


No, it's a frontier town where borders of Mercia, Wessex and Wales meet. Home to the first Queen Regnant of a Kingdom of England, Aethelflaed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%86thelfl%C3%A6d :thumright:

.. and still resents the fact that Richard, Duke of Gloucester (aka 'Richard III') is buried in Leicester, not joining other Kings in its Cathedral :)

[In East of Cheltenham, our Freeview multiplex delivers as 'local' station BBC West Midlands on 1 and ITV Central on 3, both from Birmingham; but also offers ITV West from Bristol on another channel]
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kanga wrote:both from Birminham;


@kanga Didn't know you're a Brummie.

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By johnm
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I learned yesterday from a former Wellcome scientist (my B-i-L) that a vaccine needing the care that the Pfizer jab does would not normally be considered useful.....
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By Rob P
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The requirement to be stored at minus eighty and its cost render it less attractive than the AZ/Oxford offering, but the perilous situation means that it will have a role.

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