West Country

The West Country is an informal term for the area of south western England roughly corresponding to the modern South West England government region. It is often defined to encompass the historic counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset, and the City and County of Bristol, while the counties of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire are also often included. Some usages of the term include even wider areas, while others are more specific though with little consistency of definition.

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SR West Country And Battle Of Britain Classes
... The SR West Country and Battle of Britain classes, collectively known as Light Pacifics or informally as Spam Cans, are air-smoothed 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotives designed for the Southern Railway by its Chief ... of routes, including in the south-west of England and the Kent coast ... of 110 locomotives were constructed between 1945 and 1950, named after West Country resorts and Royal Air Force (RAF) and other subjects associated with the ...
Cornish Riviera Express - History
... effort, and so the King class was developed, particularly with the heavy West-country holiday trains in mind ... At the outbreak of war all trains to the West country were to travel via Bristol, and departure of the Cornish Riviera Limited was moved to 1435, although this change only lasted until October ... By summer 1941 it seemed that everyone was taking their (brief) summer holidays in the West Country, and the Cornish Riviera Limited ran in five sections, to Penzance, Penzance ...
The West Country Tonight - Former On Air Team
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Area Boundaries - West Country and Wessex
... The term "West Country" is sometimes associated with the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex ... Wessex Regionalists seek to promote this as an alternative to the South-West region, including some counties in central southern England - Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and the Isle ...
William Phelps (colonist) - Immigration To New England
... climate became so difficult for Puritans that many began to make arrangements to leave the country ... urging, nearly 150 individuals gathered from the English West Country counties of Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall ... by religious persecution like others in the Winthrop Fleet, the West Country was free from it ...

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