A question that has been turning up in my mind regarding the Hit The North expedition is: Where exactly is ‘The North’ and how will I know it when I arrive there?
As a southerner my response to this question has always been somewhat fuzzy and I’ve usually settled on the city of Nottingham as representing some kind of North/South border town.
Seeing as I’m presently not that far from Nottingham in my expedition to The North, I decided to ask the collective hive mind of Twitter and let them sort out the question once and for all.
So here was my original tweet:
Responses rolled in immediately and a consensus was quickly reached that Nottingham is a Midlands city.
Here are some of those responses.
…which affirmed my suspicion of Nottingham as a frontier town.
And not only a frontier town but the ‘Queen of the East Midlands’ no less:
Though this was quickly countered by nearby Derby:
The question then moved to ‘If not Nottingham, then where…?:
Two votes for Chesterfield, should that be my target town?
We then started discussing rivers.
First, the Trent:
Followed by the Humber:
Mr @Pezholio was kind enough to demonstrate his point with a map, just the sort of thing I needed:
So there we go. The hive mind has spoken and said its piece. I’m settling on a Trent/Humber border with Chesterfield as my target town for the ‘Hit The North’ expedition.
Thanks everyone for contributing!