Driffield or Great Driffield?

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Yorkshire has categories for Driffield and Great Driffield.  They are the same place.  The town widely referred to as Driffield is officially known as Great Driffield.  I suggest we merge Great Driffield into Driffield on the grounds that the official name is rarely used, and other towns have the same issue - Great Grimsby vs Grimsby etc.
in The Tree House by Anonymous Cowan G2G6 (8.7k points)

3 Answers

+7 votes
Would you like to bring this discussion to the England Project Google Group? it needs some thought as there isn't an easy answer.
by anonymous G2G6 Pilot (257k points)
Yes.  Open a discussion.  I favour using Driffield and Grimsby over Great Driffield and Great Grimsby, similarly with other official but rarely used names.
OK, go ahead then. I'll give you my views there, but basically you are missing out some key issues.
I note you have now started a merge. I do think you should have discussed this with the right people before doing so. I've checked and you have not raised it with the England Project or Joan Whitaker. Seems a little high-handed.

When you have completed the merger, what do you intend to do with the resultant category?
On reflection this could be my fault. When I said 'go ahead' I was asking you to open a discussion, not go ahead with the merge.

Sorry if that is what caused the problem.
Sorry about that.
OK, no problem. All I want to see is a brief note on Driffield explaining that it is a town and a parish and that the town can go by Great Driffield.
I have added text to the Driffield category to make it clear that it is the common name for Great Driffield.  I have done similar for Grimsby.  I have also added Letchworth, Hertfordshire (instead of Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire) following the style of Welwyn Garden City, which is filed as Welwyn.

Or as Wikipedia says about Welwyn:

"Not to be confused with Welwyn Garden City.

Welwyn /ˈwɛlɪn/ is a village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England. The parish also includes the villages of Digswell and Oaklands. It is sometimes called Old Welwyn to distinguish it from the much newer settlement of Welwyn Garden City, about a mile to the south, though some residents dislike the suggestion of inferiority or irrelevance that tends to be implied by the moniker "Old" and prefer Welwyn Village."

 

Hmm. This gets complicated.  I used to live near Welwyn Garden City (in the Welwyn Hatfield borough) and was aware of North Welwyn and Digswell and other places. Hatfield is another problem name because there are several places with that name.  What do we do?
It isn't that difficult. Consult the County Team. That should always be the first step.
+6 votes
I agree with Martin. It would have been nice to be asked, and even better if a proper discussion had taken place.
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Pilot (117k points)
+3 votes
Wasn't there once a time when Great Driffield was Driffield plus Little Driffield?
by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (271k points)
There is a Little Driffield category. So let's keep it like that.

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