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City Status
« on: Jun 10, 2006, 08:47 »
Where has Durham CITY gone?  I was born and bred in the old city boundary and I am proud of Durham City.  Now I find that if I do an on-line phone number search for a number in the City, BT does not recognise Durahm City, only Durham County Durham.  Also delivery drivers will not deliver to Durham City, only to Durham.
Is it not time that someone in authority - from our MP down made sure that we are known as DURHAM CITY the city we are proud of???????????

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Re: City Status
« Reply #1 on: Jun 10, 2006, 20:18 »
Yeah and ?  Sunderland is a city as is Newcastle neither are called ***** city so why should Durham

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Re: City Status
« Reply #2 on: Jun 10, 2006, 21:21 »
Dooooods, chill out!
Those of us who are lucky enough to live near or in Durham City, know what a great place it is. (Appart from all the crappy bars in North Road and the state of the place on a Friday/Saturday night with all the chavs chuckin' their kebabs all over the place).

I don't think enough people appreciate the history of the Cathedral and the Castle and the University.... St. Bede and all that.

I class Sunderland and Newcastle as 1 big conerbation. Yeah it's got it's own history but it's not "The Land of The Prince Bishops".

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 11, 2006, 09:13 »
Yeah and ?? Sunderland is a city as is Newcastle neither are called ***** city so why should Durham

Sunderland is a new city being given the title only recently.  As for Newcastle, its full name is, I believe, The City & County Borough of Newcastle-upon-Tyne - a bit of a mouthful.
I understood that the word "City" was used in olden times to denote a town with a cathedral.  Durham is therefore one of the oldest cities in the UK and as such should be advertised and proclaimed as such.
The city was also the seat of the Prince Bishops - the most powerful religious unit ever in the UK and at one time richer and more powerful than the King of England.
Let us of DURHAM CITY stand up and be counted as such.  We are a CITY with a long and distinguished history and we should be known as such

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Re: City Status
« Reply #4 on: Jun 11, 2006, 13:04 »
Yeah and ?  Sunderland is a city as is Newcastle neither are called ***** city so why should Durham

Sunderland is a new city being given the title only recently.  As for Newcastle, its full name is, I believe, The City & County Borough of Newcastle-upon-Tyne - a bit of a mouthful.
I understood that the word "City" was used in olden times to denote a town with a cathedral.  Durham is therefore one of the oldest cities in the UK and as such should be advertised and proclaimed as such.
The city was also the seat of the Prince Bishops - the most powerful religious unit ever in the UK and at one time richer and more powerful than the King of England.
Let us of DURHAM CITY stand up and be counted as such.  We are a CITY with a long and distinguished history and we should be known as such

Durham is a city yes The same as every other city in the country So why should it have the City after its name The is nothing special about Durham

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Re: City Status
« Reply #5 on: Jun 11, 2006, 18:37 »
The county of Durham is also the only county in England? to be preceded by the word 'County', so it's different.

Durham City is called that because that is it's name. It is used to differentiate it from Durham County.

Why not go whole hog and remove 'le-Street' and just call it Chester?  :wink:



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Re: City Status
« Reply #6 on: Jun 11, 2006, 20:54 »
Archeological evidence suggests a history of settlement at Durham since roughly 2000 BC. The present city can clearly be traced back to 995 AD,

It was simply Durham a lot longer than it has held the pompus tltle of Durham City.

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Re: City Status
« Reply #7 on: Jun 11, 2006, 22:02 »
Why do you think it pompous? What do you have against Durham City? It's a special place for me, nice people, nice pubs, world heritage site and world famous for it's cathedral and university. What has CLS got? Sol Sun FTM used to have a chip on his shoulder about CLS too, you don't know him do you?

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« Reply #8 on: Jun 12, 2006, 13:59 »
I am not from chester i mearly used that as an example I am from Washington or perhaps Washington town  would be better . It may be a special place to some locals but that in its self does not mean it can stick City on to the end of its name.
As for pompous What else would call it I cant see why you cant accept that Durham is called Durham

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« Reply #9 on: Jun 12, 2006, 14:49 »
It may be a special place to some locals but that in its self does not mean it can stick City on to the end of its name.
As for pompous What else would call it I cant see why you cant accept that Durham is called Durham

Sometimes I call it Durham, sometimes I call it Durham City, it depends what I am referring to and in what context it's being used. I certainly wouldn't call it pompous, it's just another way of referring to it, but Durham City has a better ring to it.

Washington used to be Washington New Town didn't it? Names and fashions change all the time, it's no big deal.  :wink:

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Re: City Status
« Reply #10 on: Jun 12, 2006, 15:14 »


I can see some point in referring to "the city of Durham " to differentiate it from the County But I see no reason to refer to Durham City as a mather of course

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Re: City Status
« Reply #11 on: Jun 12, 2006, 15:53 »
Why?

Why use four words when two will do? They mean the same thing.

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