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Warrington's in Manchester!

On yesterday's edition "Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers" on Radio 4, the eponymous comedian made the statement that "Warrington is in the Manchester conurbation"!

Ah well, they're both north of Watford, so near enough.
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But the term conurbation covers a very large area that is generally relatively densely populated and I would say that the whole area from the Pennines to Liverpool is one big conurbation. Perhaps his mistake was not to give it the more descriptive name of Manchester/Liverpool Conurbation. In the same way places like Huddersfield, Barnsley and Wakefield would be included in the Leeds/Bradford Conurbation.


Edit. Just noticed you are in Derbyshire so must be acquainted with the Nottingham/Derby Conurbation which might well be considered to include Ilkeston and Long Eaton.

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Warrington isn't really anywhere. It's a sort of Manc Scouse hybrid. If it wasn't for Ikea people would have forgotten it existed years ago.
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But the term conurbation covers a very large area that is generally relatively densely populated and I would say that the whole area from the Pennines to Liverpool is one big conurbation.
There's a lot of open country between Manchester & Warrington!

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Edit. Just noticed you are in Derbyshire so must be acquainted with the Nottingham/Derby Conurbation which might well be considered to include Ilkeston and Long Eaton.
Er, no. Probably no more than you, living in Scunny, are acquainted with Sleaford & Bourne. Derbyshire may not be one of the bigger counties, but it's long & thin - we're twice as far from Nottingham as we are from Warrington.

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Warrington isn't really anywhere. It's a sort of Manc Scouse hybrid. If it wasn't for Ikea people would have forgotten it existed years ago.
As far as I'm concerned Scousers start at Warrington - a fact vehemently denied by my Warringtonian friends!
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Bromley is in Kent and in Greater London.
Urban spread is blending it all together.
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But the term conurbation covers a very large area that is generally relatively densely populated and I would say that the whole area from the Pennines to Liverpool is one big conurbation. Perhaps his mistake was not to give it the more descriptive name of Manchester/Liverpool Conurbation. In the same way places like Huddersfield, Barnsley and Wakefield would be included in the Leeds/Bradford Conurbation.


Edit. Just noticed you are in Derbyshire so must be acquainted with the Nottingham/Derby Conurbation which might well be considered to include Ilkeston and Long Eaton.
I definitely don’t agree with your conurbation examples, you state its generally a large densely populated area.

You need to brush up on your West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire geography.
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Massurbation?
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Massurbation?
No, just disagreeing with him.
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@Verbout . What I actually said was relatively densely populated. What I was meaning that the population density is greater in a conurbation than in the depths of either the Lincolnshire Fens or the Northern Yorkshire Dales for example. I realise that a conurbation includes farmland but it is that aspect of being a dormitory area for the cities at its heart that define a conurbation.
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Surely a programme called "Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers" shouldn't be relied upon for great accuracy.
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Surely a programme called "Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers" shouldn't be relied upon for great accuracy.
It’s moved on from Andy Hamilton, now to what @TonyGr definition of what a corn on the cob is.

“But the term conurbation covers a very large area that is generally relatively densely populated”

A bit woolly. Don’t you think?

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There’s a kernel of a thread here.
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There’s a kernel of a thread here.
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Probably the effect of the "Vodka from Varrington"

So I feel I must apologise to all those I inadvertently offended.

According to the Oxford dictionary a conurbation is " an extended urban area, typically consisting of several towns merging with the suburbs of a central city".

On that basis Warrington is marginal. If not using the M62 or M56 it does seem as if it is built up all the way from Altrincham through Lymm to Warrington and on to Widnes and Liverpool

Similarly Batley, Morley etc merge with Leeds as well as Wakefield and Huddersfield merges with Brighouse which in turn merges with Bradford so only Barnsley should be excluded. I mistakenly placed it further north than it is in fact due to never travelling that length of the M1. From Scunthorpe it is either go past Sheffield and over the Woodhead road or northbound on the M62 hence never using J35a to J42

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I just remember Fiat had their spare parts warehouse in Warrington, otherwise I don’t know.
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@Verbout . I realise that a conurbation includes farmland but it is that aspect of being a dormitory area for the cities at its heart that define a conurbation.
Quite. The London Borough of Bromley includes quite a lot of countryside, including farms, some of them outside the built up part but others between urban areas.
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Quite. The London Borough of Bromley includes quite a lot of countryside, including farms, some of them outside the built up part but others between urban areas.
Rather different I think.

TonyGr had Barnsley grouped in with Leeds, not that it matters but they’re in different county’s.
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We have this ; “Some say that a Man of Kent is a term of high honour while a Kentish Man denotes but an ordinary person. Others contend that the men of west Kent are Men of Kent while those of East Kent are only Kentish Men.” a bit like the Yorkshire versus Lancashire thing?
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We have this ; “Some say that a Man of Kent is a term of high honour while a Kentish Man denotes but an ordinary person. Others contend that the men of west Kent are Men of Kent while those of East Kent are only Kentish Men.” a bit like the Yorkshire versus Lancashire thing?

What a bunch of Kents..........
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