Re: Stanley Ferry
- From: Chris Evans <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 12:36:49 +0100
In article <4ee5e73c15tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Tim Hill
In article <c41e61e24e.nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Steve Potts
In message <5am1ubF2p5p40U1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> David Holden
On 12-May-2007, Ray Dawson <ray@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Which way is uphill? :-)
Well, looking at the map the station would appear to be south of the
venue. So, working on the normal premise that up = north I assume
that would make the route from the venue to the station downhill :-)
That's probably correct in the usual sense of up and down hill too.
Ah. That old chestnut again. UP refers to 'towards London' DOWN refers to
'away from London' - ask any train spotter. Its use in a geographical
context relating to map orientation is silly; only relative altitude
makes any real sense.
e.g. 'UP the M1' is a confusing notion, so is best avoided.
Talking of the M1 when we left the show on Saturday we were presumably at
'river level' i.e. the lowest level in the area.
We then drove north to the motorway and one junction west during which we
didn't appear to be going significantly uphill but when we joined the M1 it
seemed downhill for about three junctions (over 10 miles):-)
Is Wakefield on a plateau?
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