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Warrington Guardian: The sign on Winwick Road The sign on Winwick Road

A TRADITIONAL county title has been added to one of the signs welcoming drivers to Warrington.

Lancashire rather than Cheshire has been added to the road sign on Winwick Road, close to the Winwick Quay, to greet drivers coming into the town from the M62.

Campaigners from the Friends of Real Lancashire argue Warrington should be classed as Lancashire rather than Cheshire because the traditional county boundaries have never been changed.

The sign was also altered last year before officials from Warrington Borough Council removed it.

Members of the Friends group celebrated Real Lancashire Day last month.

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11:05am Fri 9 Dec 11

chunkymunky says...

who really cares what county we live in? it doesnt make one bit of difference in the real world! Grow up!!
who really cares what county we live in? it doesnt make one bit of difference in the real world! Grow up!! chunkymunky
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11:07am Fri 9 Dec 11

Cleopatra says...

Cooked in butter with a little garlic, snails - buono cibo!
Cooked in butter with a little garlic, snails - buono cibo! Cleopatra
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12:17pm Fri 9 Dec 11

LJ says...

Who do we pay our rates to then?

Not both I hope!
Who do we pay our rates to then? Not both I hope! LJ
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1:26pm Fri 9 Dec 11

chunkymunky says...

umm...wrong story Cleo!!!
umm...wrong story Cleo!!! chunkymunky
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1:48pm Fri 9 Dec 11

CHADWICK says...

chunkymunky wrote:
who really cares what county we live in? it doesnt make one bit of difference in the real world! Grow up!!
Totally agree, i wish that was all i had to worry about..
[quote][p][bold]chunkymunky[/bold] wrote: who really cares what county we live in? it doesnt make one bit of difference in the real world! Grow up!![/p][/quote]Totally agree, i wish that was all i had to worry about.. CHADWICK
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9:41pm Fri 9 Dec 11

OKbyMe says...

This will please Wiley Arthur of Stockton Heath
This will please Wiley Arthur of Stockton Heath OKbyMe
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8:23am Mon 12 Dec 11

MikeJT says...

Not really a major news story BUT it does raise an interesting point.
Warrington GEOGRAPHICALLY is still within Lancashire but POLITICALLY........i
ts actually not in either, it became a Unitary authority a couple of years ago!
Not really a major news story BUT it does raise an interesting point. Warrington GEOGRAPHICALLY is still within Lancashire but POLITICALLY........i ts actually not in either, it became a Unitary authority a couple of years ago! MikeJT
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3:16pm Mon 12 Dec 11

theDofP says...

pride of cheshire.
pride of cheshire. theDofP
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12:36am Thu 15 Dec 11

the equaliser says...

Some of Warrington (most of the bit south of the river) has always been in Cheshire I do believe and it made no sense that a town of Warringtons significance straddled two counties. The changes made in the 1973 shake up were bound to dissappoint some folk but can they honestly say that Warrington would have beensignificantly better off (or worse off) if it was part of Lancashire ? Probably not. Change will always upset some but the trick is to build for the future and not hark on about the past !!
Some of Warrington (most of the bit south of the river) has always been in Cheshire I do believe and it made no sense that a town of Warringtons significance straddled two counties. The changes made in the 1973 shake up were bound to dissappoint some folk but can they honestly say that Warrington would have beensignificantly better off (or worse off) if it was part of Lancashire ? Probably not. Change will always upset some but the trick is to build for the future and not hark on about the past !! the equaliser
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11:10pm Thu 15 Dec 11

Dave Knibb says...

This has been blown out of proportion again. The county boundaries were never changed; most of Warrington has always been in Lancashire with part in Cheshire (over the river). The administrative areas were changed in the 1970's, but Warrington is a unitary authority. Obviously the question about rates was just a joke, as they have been paid to Warrington for a long time now - by those of us who pay them.
Yes, it does matter to some. I am proud to be a Cestrian, but enjoy living within the County Palatine of Lancashire. If you have no pride in where you are from, then I'm sorry for you.
This has been blown out of proportion again. The county boundaries were never changed; most of Warrington has always been in Lancashire with part in Cheshire (over the river). The administrative areas were changed in the 1970's, but Warrington is a unitary authority. Obviously the question about rates was just a joke, as they have been paid to Warrington for a long time now - by those of us who pay them. Yes, it does matter to some. I am proud to be a Cestrian, but enjoy living within the County Palatine of Lancashire. If you have no pride in where you are from, then I'm sorry for you. Dave Knibb
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2:33pm Fri 16 Dec 11

Fr David says...

I totally agree with Dave Knibb, though it is good to see the signs. We need to take pride in our history and be proud of who we are. I speak as a Lancastrian still living in the County Palatine (Eccles, Salford). I dislike driving from here to Chorley, my home town, and being 'welcomed into Lancashire' when I never left it!
I totally agree with Dave Knibb, though it is good to see the signs. We need to take pride in our history and be proud of who we are. I speak as a Lancastrian still living in the County Palatine (Eccles, Salford). I dislike driving from here to Chorley, my home town, and being 'welcomed into Lancashire' when I never left it! Fr David
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