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Monday, February 14, 2011

AX201 and 1WO

Two very famous RR & B number plates. The third, of course is 1800TU.

But I've just discovered that the registration AX201 (that graces the original Silver Ghost) and 1WO (the Bentley Motors favourite plate) are from the same region.

Monmouthshire in Wales, of all places. What a coincidence. A place where you're not sure if you're Welsh or English. (By the way the suffix TU is from Cheshire so no surprise there)

To quote from Wikipedia:

'The historic county of Monmouthshire was formed from the Welsh Marches by the Laws in Wales Act 1535. It bordered Gloucestershire to the east, Herefordshire to the northeast, Brecknockshire to the north, and Glamorgan to the west. Between the 16th and 20th centuries there was some ambiguity as to whether the county was part of Wales or England, but since 1974 the area has been placed definitively in Wales. The eastern and southern boundaries of the historic county and the current principal area are the same, along the River Wye and Severn estuary; however, the western two-fifths of the historic county are now administered by the other unitary authorities of Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Caerphilly and Newport. The administrative county of Monmouthshire, and associated lieutenancy were abolished in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. The area largely became part of the new local government and ceremonial county of Gwent.'

Am I the first person to catch on to this?

(posted by David Irvine)

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