- Aug 3, 2009
She's granted EIGHT new cities, including COLCHESTER
OMG MEANINGLESS CITY TWINS!
We claimed 'oldest town' but your definition is more accurate. It was a Roman capital so we can easily swap town for city in terms of historical status.I am shocked Colchester wasn’t one already, isn’t it the earliest or longest continually inhabited place in the UK or is that somewhere else?
MK hasn’t been around very long at all but we were given a bit of a complex by people constantly telling us we weren’t a city. People are weird
I’m surprised it’s not more redwall-tastic:
Bangor (NI) (pop 61,000)
Colchester (pop 122,000)
Doncaster (population 110,000)
Douglas (pop 27,000)
Dunfermline (pop 56,000)
Milton Keynes (pop 223,000)
Stanley (Falklands) (pop 2,100)
Wrexham (pop 42,500)
The prefix "Royal" dates to 1909, when King Edward VII granted the town its official "Royal" title to celebrate its popularity over the years among members of the royal family. Royal Tunbridge Wells is one of only three towns in England to have been granted this (the others being Royal Leamington Spa and Royal Wootton Bassett).
I don't know how others see the town. To me it just feels like a BIG TOWN. Although there are quite a few features that probably lend itself to city status. Barracks, University, Zoo, the history and CURRENT MUSEUM OF THE YEAR.How is Colchester not already a city?
I don't know how others see the town. To me it just feels like a BIG TOWN. Although there are quite a few features that probably lend itself to city status. Barracks, University, Zoo, the history and CURRENT MUSEUM OF THE YEAR.
They've been trying for years. I presumed it would never happen, with the likes of Reading, Milton Keynes, Croydon and Northampton in the running.
I'm quite pleased and amused about it. Especially as stinking old Ipswich remains a mere town.
It's by far the highest population town IIRC, but I know an ever growing Colchester and Reading were both up there.Yeah that’s sort of how I feel about it - we didn’t need it but now it’s happened I feel SEEN.
If fucking Northampton had got there first I’d have been STEAMING! What a PIT!
According to Wikipedia, NO.Such an ANOMALY. Is GREATER LONDON a CITY?
In Greater London, for example, the City of London and that of Westminster each hold city status separately but no other local authority has been granted city status, nor has Greater London as a whole.
St David's in Wales although I'm sure the Falklands Islands one must now be the smallest.
OT: I just remembered I dreamt about the Falklands last night. They were dreary.