It’s enough to make you rush out and buy a dozen flat caps and three hundredweight of whippets.
One academic has suggested that York isn’t in the north at all. Instead it is as southern as that there softie London.
The idea, suggested by Mark Tewdwr-Jones from Newcastle University, might make you choke on your York ham sandwich.
But actually it’s a pretty interesting idea.
Broadcasting from the Great Exhibition of the North in Gateshead on Saturday (June 23), the BBC Radio 4 programme Today had asked a number of people where the North began.
For his suggestion Prof Tewdwr-Jones drew a line which put York, Manchester and Sheffield in the south, while Lincoln and Grantham were in the North.
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