Friday, 19 August 2016

1478 : Northern Xenophobia


CHURCH STREET, COLNE : AUGUST 2016

We went shopping in Colne yesterday and I managed to escape the large modern outlet shops for a walk around the old town. Whilst it is very definitely part of Lancashire, a lot of Yorkshire seems to have seeped down from the moors, like run-off from the rain-soaked peat. The rich stone, the holy trinity of bank, town hall and co-op store, the municipal pride: I think of these as being Yorkshire virtues but that is me being xenophobic. They are northern virtues.

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