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Yorkshire in attempted land-grab shock horror!

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Joe Hutch, Oct 23, 2021.

  1. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    'Residents in a North Lincolnshire village have been left feeling a little disorientated after a road sign was erected welcoming people to Yorkshire.

    The mysterious sign, which can be seen by motorists entering Sandtoft, appeared earlier this week.

    One resident said it was about 150m (492ft) from the original Welcome to North Lincolnshire sign - on the same side of the road.

    Some have suggested it is the work of contractors unfamiliar with the area.

    The local authority, North Lincolnshire Council, said it was unaware of the sign, while the neighbouring authority, Doncaster Council, has yet to respond to a request for comment.

    Posting in a local Facebook group, one resident said it appeared the sign had been put up on the wrong side of the road and facing the wrong way.'

    Personally, I think it's more about Yorkshire attempting to extend its empire. They'll be across the Pennines before you can say 'Ee ba gum'.
  2. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Quite right too. The white rose will fly again. We took back Todmorden, we'll take the East as well!
  3. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    At least they enjoyed a few short moments being from Yorkshire.
    dan m, Alex N, stevec67 and 1 other person like this.
  4. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Well, it would probably do wonders for house prices. Yorkshire is generally keen to give the undesirable bits back so am sure the sign will quickly be moved.
  5. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Now is the winter of our discontent
    Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
    And all the clouds that lour’d upon our house
    In the deep bosom of Lincolnshire buried
    stevec67 likes this.
  6. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    You can have Saddleworth, they’re a right arsey bunch and want to leave anyway…
    Sue Pertwee-Tyr and stevec67 like this.
  7. eternumviti

    eternumviti Wittering on the Vine

    Who d'you think you are, Peter bloody Sellers?
  8. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    Visited Sandtoft many times over the years. Being in Yorkshire will only improve it.
  9. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Something’s got to improve Yorkshire
  10. Stemcor

    Stemcor I should be listening to music

    Another land grab by the people’s republic of Yawksheere.
    How about sending it into the middle of the North Sea :)
    lordsummit likes this.
  11. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    You can’t improve Yorkshire.
  12. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    hmmm, what about Geoffrey Boycott…
  13. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I just came back from a week in Yorkshire. Everyone seemed very friendly. Almost everyone had a friendly dog. Hardly anyone called me a soft Southern git. I bought a pints of beer for less than a fiver. I loved it!
  14. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    There’s different bits of Yorkshire of course. The writer Harry Pearson, who’s from North Yorkshire, wrote about his mother advising him to count his fingers after shaking hands with anyone from Leeds.
    lordsummit likes this.
  15. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    I once accidentally burnt down a care home (it was empty!) near Fitzwilliam, where he was born. I think it was an improvement.
    lordsummit likes this.
  16. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    He lives in Jersey
  17. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Well, he was actually born in Middlesbrough, well a village nearby, not convinced he’s from Yorkshire.
  18. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Wasn’t there an attempted Yorkshire land grab back in Viking times? Am pretty sure that included a fair bit of shock and horror!
  19. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    He’s my favourite opera director,

  20. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Comin over ‘ere, up our estuaries in their shallow draught vessels, sacking our monasteries, raping our women and pillaging our town centres. I blame that Harald Bluetooth.
    Hook likes this.

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