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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Agreed, does it really matter if a place is ten miles north or south of an undefined border, I was having a laugh with the geography aspect but come on , lets just sort out a decent pub crawl.
    I'm calling for a People's Vote!

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    At a loose end this afternoon I went back over the thread and looked at the number of positive and negative responses to the various suggestions,

    these had more positive than negative (in order of "positivity"), counting a suggestion as a positive.
    Newark
    Shrewsbury
    Stourbridge
    Northampton
    Lincoln
    Stafford
    Loughborough
    Norwich
    Stamford

    These were neutral
    Hereford
    Lichfield
    Telford New Town : Wellington / Oakengates / other

    These attracted more negative than positive (in declining order of popularity)
    Grantham
    Kettering
    Kidderminster
    Newcastle under Lyme
    Peterborough
    Bridgnorth
    Cambridge
    Leamington, Warwick & Kenilworth
    Ludlow

    Unless there's a better idea we could go to a proper poll including the 9 positives and the 3 neutrals, the "top" five negatives all got the same aggregate score (-1).

    In future we could forget the labels and say something like "within 2-3 hours rail travel of London" or Birmingham or Manchester or you get the idea, in rotation.

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    Those that drink beer are the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    In future we could forget the labels and say something like "within 2-3 hours rail travel of London" or Birmingham or Manchester or you get the idea, in rotation.
    We'll only start arguing about Pacers and HS2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    At a loose end this afternoon I went back over the thread and looked at the number of positive and negative responses to the various suggestions
    Thanks for making the effort to check all this stuff.

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    Telford New Town : Wellington / Oakengates / other
    This is surely disqualified by the fact that we did a crawl on this route recently?

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    Newcastle under Lyme
    I don't think this was a serious suggestion. I think it was along the lines of "ok, we've done it as a Midlands crawl, it was so good can we also do it as a Northern crawl, or maybe as a Southern crawl?"
    Come On You Hatters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    At a loose end this afternoon I went back over the thread and looked at the number of positive and negative responses to the various suggestions,

    these had more positive than negative (in order of "positivity"), counting a suggestion as a positive.
    Newark
    Shrewsbury
    Stourbridge
    Northampton
    Lincoln
    Stafford
    Loughborough
    Norwich
    Stamford

    These were neutral
    Hereford
    Lichfield
    Telford New Town : Wellington / Oakengates / other
    At last a realistic suggestion! I was only trying to apply rules that I thought applied from previous polls. I agree with SH that the good towns around Telford Central have already been done. Personally I would replace it with something else.

    EDIT: And I'll add my thanks to OB for doing this!

    EDIT again. I didn't propose NUL but tried to use it as an example of how the polls need to use the simple existing rules.

    For Future Polls I would suggest that Eastern towns like Chelmsford, Colchester Ipswich and Cambridge are in the South while Lincoln, Peterborough and Norwich are Midlands. Surely nobody will ever suggest Great Yarmouth or Kings Lynn?
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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?
    Both, really. I'm not sure exactly where the various boundaries are, but I've come across a few in the Wellington and Oakengates areas, and I've seen some good reviews from Ogwen. Maybe it's a non-starter though as everything's more spread out than other places.
    'Beer is for all day, not just for breakfast'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    I'm calling for a People's Vote!
    If some people don't like the outcome, can we have a second vote?
    'Beer is for all day, not just for breakfast'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    For Future Polls I would suggest that Eastern towns like Chelmsford, Colchester Ipswich and Cambridge are in the South while Lincoln, Peterborough and Norwich are Midlands. Surely nobody will ever suggest Great Yarmouth or Kings Lynn?
    But these are defined as the East of England: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_of_England

    I made a suggestion that this area be treated as an extension of the East Midlands - Hereford is in the West Midlands but is further south than Cambridge.

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    Just over two hours left before the 2019 Autumn PuG Crawl poll closes - Newark and Shrewsbury currently in a tie...

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