TOP 10 COUNTIES – No. 1 – TYNE & WEAR

It’s been an emotional run-through the Top 10 Counties. And here’s your winner (well, mine, your views don’t count, obvs). One of the smallest “counties”, but barely a square inch wasted (though the Boldons is a bit dull, unless there’s anyone there reading this, in which case the Black Horse is OK ). Let’s start… Continue reading TOP 10 COUNTIES – No. 1 – TYNE & WEAR

TOP 10 COUNTIES – No. 2 – GREATER MANCHESTER

That pic above is of me, descending the steps to the Underbanks to a secret vault where I’ll be collecting the correct answers to my “Guess my favourite counties competition“, now into its 7th year. The tension is growing in London (North-West), Bedfordshire and the Kingdom of Fife. Are they in my Top 2 ?… Continue reading TOP 10 COUNTIES – No. 2 – GREATER MANCHESTER

TOP 10 COUNTIES – No. 5 – THE ISLE OF MAN

It’s NOT a county, it’s a a self-governing British Crown dependency, you scream. I beg to differ; It’s a GBG county, it really is. Best approached from Heysham, since Liverpool is out of bounds. Oh, sorry, the Isle of Man doesn’t want your plague either at the moment. Shame, because it really is one of the… Continue reading TOP 10 COUNTIES – No. 5 – THE ISLE OF MAN