Friday 18 June 2010

Game On

Today England play Algeria

Welcome back, this post is in support of "Unity in Diversity" all about it can be seen on Maxmoms Blog    there are pictures, recipes, update on what's happening in South Africa with the football, plus other bloggers that have put up posts, covering the football teams playing. 
  This post is about the counties of England, the following map and most of the information has come from
Pictures of England .com  England is not that straight forward when it come to the counties,  I kept coming up with different  totals as to how many there are, some are sub divided.
 The list below covers 36 and a piece of information about them.        

 Counties of England

•Bedfordshire -  Dukes of Bedfords home Woburn Abby
•Berkshire - Windsor Castle, Royal Ascot is held here
•Buckinghamshire -Country residence of the Prime Minister
•Cambridgeshire - Home of the University of Cambridge
•Cheshire - Chester is the only city in England to have preserved its medieval walls
•Cornwall - Cornish tin and copper mines in and around 1816
•Cumberland - England's highest Mountain "Scafell Pike" 978m high
•Derbyshire - England's first national park "The Peak District
•Devon - Torquay- birth place of Agatha Christie
•Dorset - Weymouth-Sherborne Castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594
•Durham -Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral is a World Heritage site
•Essex - Southend-on-Sea boasts the longest pleasure pier in the world
•Gloucestershire - Gloucester Cathedral where shots for Harry Potter were filmed
•Hampshire - Home of the "New Forest" which covers 145 square miles
•Herefordshire - Home of the Malvern Hills
•Hertfordshire -Stevenage – the first UK New Town
•Kent - Home of Canterbury Cathedral and the worlds largest collection of oast houses
•Lancashire - Home of Blackpool the largest beech side funfair in Europe
•Leicestershire -  Has the National Space Centre
•Lincolnshire - Grantham- home to Isaac Newton
•Norfolk - Famous for the Norfolk Broads
•Northumberland -  Bamburgh Castle was the first castle in Britain to come under cannon fire
•Northamptonshire -Sulgrave Manor, the home of George Washington's Ancestors 
•Nottinghamshire -Birth place of D H Lawrence
•Oxfordshire -  Famous for its Universities
•Rutland - Is the smallest of the English counties
•Shropshire - Shrewsbury Birth place of Charles Darwin and my home county.
•Somerset - Britains largest gorge called "Cheddar Gorge"
•Staffordshire - Home of "The Potteries"
•Suffolk - Home of Newmarket Famous for Horse racing
•Surrey - Where Flatford Mill was painted by John Constable
•Sussex - Battle of Hasting in 1066
•Warwickshire - Stratford upon Avon Shakespease's Birth place
•Wiltshire - Salisbury Cathedral The Highest Spire in England
•Worcestershire - Famous for "Royal Worcester China"
•Yorkshire - The Famous "Yorkshire Dales"

The Isle of Wight is also part of England.

Thanks for popping by, next time England play my post will be about Shropshire my home county.

See Yea George xxx


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

This was informative, butt now I can't wait to learn about where you are from.

Wyatt said...

I think my relatives are in Yorkshire. Thanks for the map and lesson! Where do you live George?


Chewy said...

Wow george! I did not realize England had some many counties! My momma cousins live in England. I hope england will win against Alergia.

Paws and Licks

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! MMmmm Geography Lesson. Golden Thanks for an informative post. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Piappies World said...

Hello George,

Nice to meet you! Thanks for letting us leran more about your country in today's post. We look forward to more adventures with you. Weeeeee!

- Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

Scout and Freyja said...

That is a whole lot of counties - WOWZA! The English don't do anything in a small way, do they☺

Maxmom said...

Hey there George!(AND MOM!)
Thank you so much for supporting "Unity in diversity". This is a most interesting post indeed!...
Do you know that Johannesburg is 1500m above sea level (a lot higher than your highest mountain :)).
Also...I loved Chester and it's medieval quality. We visited England about 3 years ago (my first time). We had a fabulous time - you are so lucky - everything works!!!
All your little 'countries' are quite confusing...but VERY interesting. So many diverse affiliations to their own individual histories. Thank you for the trouble you have taken with this post...looking forward to your other posts too.

WFT Nobby said...

Hi George
Thanks for showing us the map. I am going down to Nottingham with Gail in a few weeks time - that's where she was born and where her parents still live. At least I now know where it is! And apparently D.H. Lawrence went to Gail's brother's school. I've never been to England before, but I'm really looking forward to my visit, especially as I'm told it's warmer than Aberdeen and I like warm weather!
I have my paws crossed for England tonight. Gail is already looking nervous, but I don't understand why. Oh, "past experience", she says.
Toodle pip!

Duke said...

What an interesting post, George! You are a very smart doggie!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Thuglets said...

Hi George

thought we would drop by and meet you.

We had our paws crossed for England as well,,,not sure what went wrong!

We are in Sedgefield Durham.

Big Nose pokes
The Thuglets