[Talk-GB] Fwd: In mainland Britain, you are never more than 34 miles from a pub.

thomas van der veen th.vanderveen at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 11:34:25 UTC 2014


>>(not sure how that is defined) is where river becomes sea

I think it where there is no more tidal effect no the river, so it can
reach quite far in land in some case. But please don't quote me on that ;)

Thomas


On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 12:14 PM, Nick Whitelegg <
Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk> wrote:

>
> That's true... Westbury on Severn is a good deal further inland than one
> would normally think of as "sea". I'd have said the point at which the
> Severn becomes the Bristol Channel (not sure how that is defined) is where
> river becomes sea... so that would reduce the distance to the sea of
> anywhere inland a fair bit.
>
> Nick
>
> -----Richard Symonds <richard.symonds at wikimedia.org.uk> wrote: -----
> To: Nick Whitelegg <Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk>
> From: Richard Symonds <richard.symonds at wikimedia.org.uk>
> Date: 12/06/2014 11:34AM
> Cc: "Talk-GB at openstreetmap.org" <talk-gb at openstreetmap.org>
>
> Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] Fwd: In mainland Britain, you are never more than
> 34 miles from a pub.
>
> I think it depends on your definition of 'sea' - and probably the
> definition of lighthouse too! There's a lighthouse in Tower Hamlets - as
> well as some in the Scottish lochs.
>
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> On 12 June 2014 11:12, Nick Whitelegg <Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>>
>> One thing that surprised me was "61 miles from a lighthouse" as (and I
>> don't know this) I'd have guessed that some of the central parts of England
>> would be getting on for 100 miles from the sea.
>> But my geography of that part of the world isn't great so I'm probably
>> wrong...
>>
>> Nick
>>
>> -----Craig Wallace <craigw84 at fastmail.fm> wrote: -----
>> To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
>> From: Craig Wallace <craigw84 at fastmail.fm>
>> Date: 11/06/2014 09:53PM
>> Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] Fwd: In mainland Britain, you are never more than
>> 34 miles from a pub.
>>
>>
>> On 2014-06-08 16:28, Dan S wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > In mainland Britain, you are never more than 34 miles from a pub.
>> > http://mcld.co.uk/feet-from-a-rat/pub.html
>> >
>> > And luckily, in mainland Britain, you are never more than 30 miles
>> > from a public toilet.
>> > http://mcld.co.uk/feet-from-a-rat/public-toilet.html
>>
>> Several of the calculations seem to be including the Mull as part of
>> mainland Britain, ie churches and golf courses. It is definitely an
>> island.
>>
>> As for public toilets, must be a few missing from the map. I think
>> there's toilets in Thurso and Bettyhill, though it has been a few years
>> since I visited these.
>>
>> Craig
>>
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