Dear North

Dear North

I love you for your thousands of hidden treasures: Coniston Old Man, Ingleborough,  Whitby Harbour and Morecambe Bay.  For your ancient towns like York and Chester and moorland views, for the mills and steep river valleys.  For the miles and miles of hiking trails and the pubs for rest and drink and food.  I love you for your education, your sense of equality and lack of snobbery.  I love you for the humour and wit.   I love the way we invite people in.  I love it when it rains because the sun is never far away.  I love your great cities with their European and international feel.

X      Manchester

 

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