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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    I think Cambridge should be included because it's not in the South.
    I agree with Aqualung that it should be excluded as it was in last year's Southern vote. Of course it all depends where you live. Last year "we" were trying to put Peterborough in the South and this year Cambridge in the Midlands.
    Perhaps we should divide the country into three equal parts (maybe by county) and call them A, B &C! Let the next argument begin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangolin View Post
    .. it seems a shame to omit places like Cambridge and Norwich which would undoubtedly provide a good crawl just because we can't decide where to put them!
    Surely the reason we can never agree on Cambridge or Norwich is that the railway connections from the vast majority of the country are so poor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Surely the reason we can never agree on Cambridge or Norwich is that the railway connections from the vast majority of the country are so poor.
    Agreed but it's not too bad at 2 1/2 or even 3 1/2 hours from Leeds with one change but not so good at 3 1/2 hours plus from Sheffield, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool or Southampton, it's a bit long and from where ever it's pricey. Either place would be an overnight stay for most people although Norwich deserves at least two days. I'd leave East Anglia out for a single day trip, same for much of Wales and the South West.

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    Just to add some perspective:

    From Leeds, only Loughborough, Grantham, Newark and Peterborough are under 2 hours travel by train (one way & on the over priced ECML), Bridgnorth of course has no Network Rail connection.

    The others listed (bar Bridgnorth and Norwich) are roughly 2 1/4 to 3 1/2 hours each way, not a problem for me as most would be planned as an overnight in any case. Some may be compelled to rule out anywhere with over 2 to 2 1/2 hours each way travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    I think Cambridge should be included because it's not in the South.
    You're the only one making this claim and I'm not entirely sure if it's just a wind up. The fact it was in a South poll must exclude it otherwise all sense of fair play goes out the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    You're the only one making this claim and I'm not entirely sure if it's just a wind up.
    Yes and no,It's East Anglia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Here's the 17 or sixteen if we link Kidderminster and Stourbridge as suggested, so which ones are the real no-hopers and does anyone want to add anywhere else? (I'll regret saying that won't I?)

    Loughborough
    Newark
    Lichfield
    Norwich
    Stourbridge
    Kidderminster
    Bridgnorth
    Stamford
    Northampton
    Kettering
    Grantham
    Cambridge
    Peterborough
    Ludlow
    Lincoln
    Shrewsbury
    Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth as one.

    My feeling would be to drop the East Anglian cities (Norwich & Cambridge) and probably Ludlow too. Bridgnorth and Kidderminster are linked by rail but it's a heritage one and fearsomely expensive for just travelling on so I would drop Bridgnorth too. Those four towns are more difficult to travel to.
    Why did we rule out Stafford? And has anyone suggested Telford, or is that too spread out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ETA View Post
    Why did we rule out Stafford? And has anyone suggested Telford, or is that too spread out?
    TELFORD!!! you're having a laugh.

    Do you mean Oakengates? or Wellington? or both?

    We haven't ruled out Stafford no one suggested it until now.

    Erratta: My apologies I see Stafford was suggested in post #16 and should have been on the long list.
    Last edited by oldboots; 04-07-2019 at 11:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    TELFORD!!! you're having a laugh.

    Do you mean Oakengates? or Wellington? or both?

    We haven't ruled out Stafford no one suggested it until now.
    Telford Central has a second rate Spoons and that's it. you're right, Wellington to Wolverhampton has been done.
    I think Stafford is a good option. The new BOD could probably be included as the bus stop is right outside the Project William Titanic pub.

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    Well we now have 20


    Loughborough
    Newark
    Lichfield
    Norwich
    Stourbridge
    Stamford
    Bridgnorth
    Northampton
    Kettering
    Grantham
    Cambridge
    Peterborough
    Ludlow
    Kidderminster
    Lincoln
    Shrewsbury
    Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth as one.
    Hereford
    Stafford
    Wellington/Oakengates/ other part(s) of Telford new town.
    Last edited by oldboots; 04-07-2019 at 12:07. Reason: missed Hereford!

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