Is there a North West/North East divide?

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WithCustard Sat 24-Jul-21 14:02:55

The North West and North East of England I mean. I know they encompass several counties but I wondered if there are some cultural differences as there are in Scotland. Also which do you prefer?

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Hellocatshome Sat 24-Jul-21 14:05:29

With regards to baby names? I dont think I undersrand your question?

WithCustard Sat 24-Jul-21 14:09:47

Wrong section sorry.

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LivMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 24-Jul-21 15:28:03

We've now moved your thread as requested, @WithCustard

Agadorsparticus Sat 24-Jul-21 15:34:52

There's a centuries old Lancashire / Yorkshire divide but I think it is more tongue in cheek these days.

insancerre Sat 24-Jul-21 15:38:28

No
I’ve lived in both places and there really aren’t any cultural differences
Except maybe names for bread rolls

Hoppinggreen Sat 24-Jul-21 15:39:35

Not really but there quite a bit of friendly(ish) rivalry

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whenwillthemadnessend Sat 24-Jul-21 15:40:28

If I were to move from south I'd go to Newcastle or York

I like Liverpool but the other two just feel more right to me I feel more at home there.

Is the m6 is a bitch and I couldn't be arsed driving that a lot.

BarbaraofSeville Sat 24-Jul-21 15:43:25

There's probably culturally a lot of similarities between Liverpool and Newcastle. Perhaps something to do with both being port cities?

EllaBlaire Sat 24-Jul-21 16:09:27

Well there’s the whole of Yorkshire between most of the North West and North East, so in my experience there’s not much interaction between the two.

Hellocatshome Sat 24-Jul-21 16:49:26

Well there’s the whole of Yorkshire between most of the North West and North East, so in my experience there’s not much interaction between the two.
This. I'm from the North East and we don't really think about the North West really, apart from all the snide trainers seem to come from Manchester.

HangingBasketFuchsia Sat 24-Jul-21 16:52:30

It's not a bit as marked as on Scotland.

I think there's a rural city divide across both regions.

HangingBasketFuchsia Sat 24-Jul-21 16:53:50

There is wetter weather west of the Pennines.

Crinkle77 Sat 24-Jul-21 17:28:47

I from the NW near Liverpool and I've never been aware of a divide. Scouser love the Geordies and I think it's cos we've got a similar sense of humour.

Crinkle77 Sat 24-Jul-21 17:40:55

insancerre

No
I’ve lived in both places and there really aren’t any cultural differences
Except maybe names for bread rolls

BTW the correct name for a bread roll is a barm 😂🍞🥖

NelleBee Sat 24-Jul-21 18:00:54

I’ve lived in both areas and my personal preference is the NE. It doesn’t rain as much in the NE and I think NE accents are not as bad as NW accents.

MirandaMarple Sat 24-Jul-21 19:07:42

Just the Pennines.

WithCustard Sat 24-Jul-21 19:20:34

Thanks all. Interesting that there's so little divide/rivalry.

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Hellocatshome Sat 24-Jul-21 19:22:36

Thanks all. Interesting that there's so little divide/rivalry.

I think its because its an us and them type situation. My enemies enemy is my friend. We are united in our bitterness over the North/South divide so we don't have the energy for any sort of East/West rivalry.

Saucery Sat 24-Jul-21 19:24:16

Historically, there wasn’t much competition, was there?

Crinkle (and I hope your name is a nod to Seabrooks), it is indeed a barm / barmcake,

MargaretThursday Sat 24-Jul-21 19:48:57

It works very well as long as they admit that Lancashire is the better side. If they don't; they're wrong.

<stands back>

🤣🤣🤣

riotlady Sat 24-Jul-21 19:54:11

I’m from the north east and Liverpool is very similar to Newcastle imo! Not much in the way of rivalry, we’re too busy hating Sunderland and occasionally the South

Sunshinedrops85 Sat 24-Jul-21 20:17:26

There's a centuries old Lancashire / Yorkshire divide but I think it is more tongue in cheek these days.

I was thinking of the war of the roses.

EllaBlaire Sat 24-Jul-21 20:34:36

Why do you ask OP? I’ve already answered anyway earlier, but seems only fair you should enlighten us.

WithCustard Sat 24-Jul-21 20:37:47

Because a friend from the opposite side of Scotland was talking about the East Coast/West Coast divide up here and we wondered if the same applied to the North of England.

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