Talk:The Historic County of Lancashire

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From the anon[edit]

I think its only right that there should be an article mentioning the Historic Boundaries of Lancashire,after all they still exist and so ive made 1.i have mentioned all the towns,villages and cities in the historic county palatine and abit about the county.please do not add anything to the page or article unless it is something of use such as history of the towns,villages and not try and delete it as it is a very useful and important article.there are too many wiki sites not realising the historic counties,and it needs to stop.the rest of the world knows about the historic counties wiki now its about time you started to know,get used to it they exist.have done and always well as The Historic county of Lancashire page,i will be creating more historic county pages about historic counties in northern england as well as the rest of britain such as cumberland,yorkshire,cheshire and westmorland.If you have any pictures of towns within The Lancashire county palatine please feel free to put them on as i will be most grateful. —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Anon, speaking as a Lancastrian by birth, I'm afraid I have to disagree with this. This is WikiTRAVEL; not WikiPEDIA. The Historic Counties don't really have any relevance to a traveller. If it does, they probably already know about it. If you're going to start doing historic counties for one area, you need to do it everywhere; but I really fail to see the relevance of saying that Gateshead was part of the historic County Durham. In fact, the counties have changed so much over the years that you really can't do it in a simplistic way. (WT-en) Nrms 07:43, 10 August 2011 (EDT)

Does this make sense?[edit]

I don't know England well so I've stayed away from most of these "historic county" edits, but many of them have made the regional breakdown somewhat confusing, added poor grammar (see the comment above) and in my opinion worsened the quality of the respective articles. In the US there generally wouldn't be a valid travel reason to (for example) state that every town in Southern California was a part of a former Spanish American state or Native American tribal boundary, but I don't know if things are different for some reason with the UK so hopefully someone can provide some insight.

In any case, I think this may need some discussion before further changes are made as the changes being made currently seem to be somewhat controversial. -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 11:55, 9 August 2011 (EDT)

It makes no sense at all for a contemporary travel guide. Neil makes the point well above as a native Lancastrian. These edits are of no use whatsoever to a traveler, and are in any case over-simplistic. It is a complete can of worms (some English towns have for example been in more than two counties historically), and frankly, completely irrelevant. How far in history should this go back? Bath for example could be: part of Somerset (twice! removed once and then came back), the now defunt county of Avon and for that matter, the Kingdom of the West Saxons.--(WT-en) Burmesedays 08:09, 10 August 2011 (EDT)