Bank pays out compensation over historic place name confusion

Peter Brown with a letter he was sent by Lloyds Bank relating to his concerns about his address in York  and not North Yorkshire

Peter Brown with a letter he was sent by Lloyds Bank relating to his concerns about his address in York and not North Yorkshire

First published in News

A BANK has paid out £75 in compensation to a former Sheriff of York after he claimed they got his address wrong.

Peter Brown, of Acomb, who was Sheriff in 1990-91, had complained to Lloyds Bank, saying York was not legally part of North Yorkshire and the county should not be included in York’s postal address after it sent him a letter addressed to “York, North Yorkshire”.

He said that historically, York had always been independent from the surrounding county, except for the brief spell from 1974 to 1995 when it was included in North Yorkshire.

He said it had regained its independence almost two decades ago when the unitary authority, City of York Council, was created, and the only connection now was that it shared a police force and fire service with North Yorkshire.

In 1386, Richard II created the city of York in its own right, separate from the Ridings, and set up the office of Sheriff. Since then, every incoming Sheriff has taken an oath to preserve and protect the city.

Lloyds Bank customer services official David Fellows said in a letter to Mr Brown that he had verified his address with Royal Mail and accepted his assertion.

“As you mentioned, North Yorkshire ought not to be included as one of the lines of your address,” he said. “Please accept our apologies for this mistake.

“To put things right, I am offering to pay you £75 for any frustration and inconvenience caused.”

He said when Mr Brown had notified Lloyds in the past, it had changed his address in individual account systems but in the system which “showed an oversight of his entire customer profile, this information had not been communicated”.

He said: “I have today submitted a request to have your address corrected thoroughly and properly.”

Mr Brown said he was delighted to have received the acknowledgement of the correct address for York, and hoped other customers in York were also given the right address.

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10:36am Tue 11 Mar 14

xxwitchyxx says...

Oh no the trauma of having North Yorkshire in your address. Get a grip some people have real problems!
Oh no the trauma of having North Yorkshire in your address. Get a grip some people have real problems! xxwitchyxx
  • Score: 66

10:44am Tue 11 Mar 14

imassey says...

Complete non-news story that will only serve to prompt others to complain in the hopes that they also get compensation for something that the majority would never care about otherwise.

I hope the pedant involved has decided to pass the compensation on to charitable causes so that he gets even more satisfaction from the result. Maybe the Press could then print another picture of him looking smug as he hands the cheque over.
Complete non-news story that will only serve to prompt others to complain in the hopes that they also get compensation for something that the majority would never care about otherwise. I hope the pedant involved has decided to pass the compensation on to charitable causes so that he gets even more satisfaction from the result. Maybe the Press could then print another picture of him looking smug as he hands the cheque over. imassey
  • Score: 57

10:55am Tue 11 Mar 14

dsom73 says...

Legal presidence has been set, so every Lloyds bank customer with a letter addressed to York, North Yorkshire should now be entitled to 75 quid.

Get on it people.
Legal presidence has been set, so every Lloyds bank customer with a letter addressed to York, North Yorkshire should now be entitled to 75 quid. Get on it people. dsom73
  • Score: 34

11:44am Tue 11 Mar 14

Sunny G says...

I'd love to see the letter Lloyds Customer Service team actually wanted to send him and the excitement throughout the newsdesk over the story...
I'd love to see the letter Lloyds Customer Service team actually wanted to send him and the excitement throughout the newsdesk over the story... Sunny G
  • Score: 19

12:19pm Tue 11 Mar 14

cityofyork@msn.com says...

So a york address should now read:-
York
Yorkshire.
Or is that incorrect too?
So a york address should now read:- York Yorkshire. Or is that incorrect too? cityofyork@msn.com
  • Score: 13

12:30pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Geoffers says...

Oddly, Lloyds bank are still including North Yorkshire in the York branch addresses on their website!
Personally, I have never assigned a county to York unless forced into it by a website. York is/was a county in its own right.
Oddly, Lloyds bank are still including North Yorkshire in the York branch addresses on their website! Personally, I have never assigned a county to York unless forced into it by a website. York is/was a county in its own right. Geoffers
  • Score: 11

12:55pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Loollah says...

I guess I'd be pretty delighted at getting £75 for simply moaning about something that is really quite irrelevant too. If he wasn't getting the letters from the bank due to an address mistake then I could understand but this is just pedantic behaviour from someone who has too much time on their hands!
I guess I'd be pretty delighted at getting £75 for simply moaning about something that is really quite irrelevant too. If he wasn't getting the letters from the bank due to an address mistake then I could understand but this is just pedantic behaviour from someone who has too much time on their hands! Loollah
  • Score: 23

1:13pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Saywhat says...

This opens the flood gates for many thousands of people living in York and receiving mail from businesses, to now claim compensation for the upset caused to them for having Yorkshire included in their address. Although this is politically correct, so to speak, I think he should send the cheque back to the bank and just accept they have rectified the problem, or give the money to charity. Do you get more for your name being wrong - as has happened to me on a few occasions?
This opens the flood gates for many thousands of people living in York and receiving mail from businesses, to now claim compensation for the upset caused to them for having Yorkshire included in their address. Although this is politically correct, so to speak, I think he should send the cheque back to the bank and just accept they have rectified the problem, or give the money to charity. Do you get more for your name being wrong - as has happened to me on a few occasions? Saywhat
  • Score: 15

1:28pm Tue 11 Mar 14

yorkie1980 says...

Unbelievable, I sincerely hope he'll be donating that money to a local charity or good cause. Can't believe the bank offered him a compensation payment! It's an insignificant technicality, how could it possibly cause upset or frustration?
Unbelievable, I sincerely hope he'll be donating that money to a local charity or good cause. Can't believe the bank offered him a compensation payment! It's an insignificant technicality, how could it possibly cause upset or frustration? yorkie1980
  • Score: 23

1:51pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Paul Hepworth says...

I've unexpectedly received £50 from Lloyds Bank today. Last week I received an unsolicited marketing call from them, and made a formal complaint to the Telephone Preference Service with whom I'm already registered.
This morning's post brought a letter of apology and the aformentioned payment. Nice one!
I've unexpectedly received £50 from Lloyds Bank today. Last week I received an unsolicited marketing call from them, and made a formal complaint to the Telephone Preference Service with whom I'm already registered. This morning's post brought a letter of apology and the aformentioned payment. Nice one! Paul Hepworth
  • Score: 3

2:34pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Wsquishe says...

I'm assuming he's giving the compensation to charity as I can't really see how that would actually cause sleepless nights or inconvenience.. Total joke
I'm assuming he's giving the compensation to charity as I can't really see how that would actually cause sleepless nights or inconvenience.. Total joke Wsquishe
  • Score: 12

2:56pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Ninja9 says...

Geoffers wrote:
Oddly, Lloyds bank are still including North Yorkshire in the York branch addresses on their website!
Personally, I have never assigned a county to York unless forced into it by a website. York is/was a county in its own right.
Correct. Yorkshire has four parts, the three Ridings (North, West and East) and the City of York.
[quote][p][bold]Geoffers[/bold] wrote: Oddly, Lloyds bank are still including North Yorkshire in the York branch addresses on their website! Personally, I have never assigned a county to York unless forced into it by a website. York is/was a county in its own right.[/p][/quote]Correct. Yorkshire has four parts, the three Ridings (North, West and East) and the City of York. Ninja9
  • Score: 5

4:29pm Tue 11 Mar 14

dsom73 says...

Ninja9 wrote:
Geoffers wrote:
Oddly, Lloyds bank are still including North Yorkshire in the York branch addresses on their website!
Personally, I have never assigned a county to York unless forced into it by a website. York is/was a county in its own right.
Correct. Yorkshire has four parts, the three Ridings (North, West and East) and the City of York.
So no South Yorkshire then? Sheffield is sad now :(
[quote][p][bold]Ninja9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Geoffers[/bold] wrote: Oddly, Lloyds bank are still including North Yorkshire in the York branch addresses on their website! Personally, I have never assigned a county to York unless forced into it by a website. York is/was a county in its own right.[/p][/quote]Correct. Yorkshire has four parts, the three Ridings (North, West and East) and the City of York.[/p][/quote]So no South Yorkshire then? Sheffield is sad now :( dsom73
  • Score: 4

4:44pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Ninja9 says...

dsom73 wrote:
Ninja9 wrote:
Geoffers wrote:
Oddly, Lloyds bank are still including North Yorkshire in the York branch addresses on their website!
Personally, I have never assigned a county to York unless forced into it by a website. York is/was a county in its own right.
Correct. Yorkshire has four parts, the three Ridings (North, West and East) and the City of York.
So no South Yorkshire then? Sheffield is sad now :(
The new districts werejust administrative areas with more equal population spreads and were never intended to replace the old county divisions, but mapmakers clutched at them with their little arms and our history changed.

Sheffield is, and always has been, in the West Riding.
[quote][p][bold]dsom73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ninja9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Geoffers[/bold] wrote: Oddly, Lloyds bank are still including North Yorkshire in the York branch addresses on their website! Personally, I have never assigned a county to York unless forced into it by a website. York is/was a county in its own right.[/p][/quote]Correct. Yorkshire has four parts, the three Ridings (North, West and East) and the City of York.[/p][/quote]So no South Yorkshire then? Sheffield is sad now :([/p][/quote]The new districts werejust administrative areas with more equal population spreads and were never intended to replace the old county divisions, but mapmakers clutched at them with their little arms and our history changed. Sheffield is, and always has been, in the West Riding. Ninja9
  • Score: 11

5:28pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Fabius the Delayer says...

Saywhat wrote:
This opens the flood gates for many thousands of people living in York and receiving mail from businesses, to now claim compensation for the upset caused to them for having Yorkshire included in their address. Although this is politically correct, so to speak, I think he should send the cheque back to the bank and just accept they have rectified the problem, or give the money to charity. Do you get more for your name being wrong - as has happened to me on a few occasions?
No you'll not get a bean, your not a lord high sherif or whatever
[quote][p][bold]Saywhat[/bold] wrote: This opens the flood gates for many thousands of people living in York and receiving mail from businesses, to now claim compensation for the upset caused to them for having Yorkshire included in their address. Although this is politically correct, so to speak, I think he should send the cheque back to the bank and just accept they have rectified the problem, or give the money to charity. Do you get more for your name being wrong - as has happened to me on a few occasions?[/p][/quote]No you'll not get a bean, your not a lord high sherif or whatever Fabius the Delayer
  • Score: 6

5:28pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Fabius the Delayer says...

Saywhat wrote:
This opens the flood gates for many thousands of people living in York and receiving mail from businesses, to now claim compensation for the upset caused to them for having Yorkshire included in their address. Although this is politically correct, so to speak, I think he should send the cheque back to the bank and just accept they have rectified the problem, or give the money to charity. Do you get more for your name being wrong - as has happened to me on a few occasions?
No you'll not get a bean, your not a lord high sherif or whatever
[quote][p][bold]Saywhat[/bold] wrote: This opens the flood gates for many thousands of people living in York and receiving mail from businesses, to now claim compensation for the upset caused to them for having Yorkshire included in their address. Although this is politically correct, so to speak, I think he should send the cheque back to the bank and just accept they have rectified the problem, or give the money to charity. Do you get more for your name being wrong - as has happened to me on a few occasions?[/p][/quote]No you'll not get a bean, your not a lord high sherif or whatever Fabius the Delayer
  • Score: 0

6:09pm Tue 11 Mar 14

dannyemmess says...

I wish I had time to complain about non-issues such as this. This Gentleman really needs a hobby. Or a job in a bank. Or alcohol.
I wish I had time to complain about non-issues such as this. This Gentleman really needs a hobby. Or a job in a bank. Or alcohol. dannyemmess
  • Score: 18

6:47pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Yorkie-Clifton says...

I complained many years ago about this subject . I was completely ignored by Lloyds Bank . Times have changed and they now need to listen to what customers they have left .
I blame Royal Mail as they seem to control the addresses .

Well done Mr Brown. You have done something i couldn't have done .
I complained many years ago about this subject . I was completely ignored by Lloyds Bank . Times have changed and they now need to listen to what customers they have left . I blame Royal Mail as they seem to control the addresses . Well done Mr Brown. You have done something i couldn't have done . Yorkie-Clifton
  • Score: 1

6:47pm Tue 11 Mar 14

JHardacre says...

cityofyork@msn.com wrote:
So a york address should now read:-
York
Yorkshire.
Or is that incorrect too?
No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?
[quote][p][bold]cityofyork@msn.com[/bold] wrote: So a york address should now read:- York Yorkshire. Or is that incorrect too?[/p][/quote]No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it? JHardacre
  • Score: 4

6:54pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Yorkie-Clifton says...

JHardacre wrote:
cityofyork@msn.com wrote:
So a york address should now read:-
York
Yorkshire.
Or is that incorrect too?
No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?
Get that hammer and chisel out JHardacre .. If been trying to hammer it home for years . Thanks .
[quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cityofyork@msn.com[/bold] wrote: So a york address should now read:- York Yorkshire. Or is that incorrect too?[/p][/quote]No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?[/p][/quote]Get that hammer and chisel out JHardacre .. If been trying to hammer it home for years . Thanks . Yorkie-Clifton
  • Score: 5

6:54pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Yorkie-Clifton says...

JHardacre wrote:
cityofyork@msn.com wrote:
So a york address should now read:-
York
Yorkshire.
Or is that incorrect too?
No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?
Get that hammer and chisel out JHardacre .. If been trying to hammer it home for years . Thanks .
[quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cityofyork@msn.com[/bold] wrote: So a york address should now read:- York Yorkshire. Or is that incorrect too?[/p][/quote]No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?[/p][/quote]Get that hammer and chisel out JHardacre .. If been trying to hammer it home for years . Thanks . Yorkie-Clifton
  • Score: 3

7:20pm Tue 11 Mar 14

cityofyork@msn.com says...

Of course it is guys! - it's just YORK
Of course it is guys! - it's just YORK cityofyork@msn.com
  • Score: 2

10:52pm Tue 11 Mar 14

bicky98 says...

He should not of got £75 for that, its not like they is another York, infact they is only one York in England and the only city to have a Y, not like his letters are going else where, wheres my money them, stupid idiots, I will check my letters now, but South Yorkshire is Yorkshire and West and North and East and City of York, so should address ready York, Yorkshire, or York, City of York, but on Facebook it reads York as York, York United Kingdom
He should not of got £75 for that, its not like they is another York, infact they is only one York in England and the only city to have a Y, not like his letters are going else where, wheres my money them, stupid idiots, I will check my letters now, but South Yorkshire is Yorkshire and West and North and East and City of York, so should address ready York, Yorkshire, or York, City of York, but on Facebook it reads York as York, York United Kingdom bicky98
  • Score: 1

10:57pm Tue 11 Mar 14

bicky98 says...

JHardacre wrote:
cityofyork@msn.com wrote:
So a york address should now read:-
York
Yorkshire.
Or is that incorrect too?
No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?
Are so thats why NYCC don't do any York stuff As CYC do it
[quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cityofyork@msn.com[/bold] wrote: So a york address should now read:- York Yorkshire. Or is that incorrect too?[/p][/quote]No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?[/p][/quote]Are so thats why NYCC don't do any York stuff As CYC do it bicky98
  • Score: -2

10:57pm Tue 11 Mar 14

bicky98 says...

JHardacre wrote:
cityofyork@msn.com wrote:
So a york address should now read:-
York
Yorkshire.
Or is that incorrect too?
No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?
Are so thats why NYCC don't do any York stuff As CYC do it
[quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cityofyork@msn.com[/bold] wrote: So a york address should now read:- York Yorkshire. Or is that incorrect too?[/p][/quote]No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?[/p][/quote]Are so thats why NYCC don't do any York stuff As CYC do it bicky98
  • Score: -2

10:57pm Tue 11 Mar 14

bicky98 says...

JHardacre wrote:
cityofyork@msn.com wrote:
So a york address should now read:-
York
Yorkshire.
Or is that incorrect too?
No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?
Are so thats why NYCC don't do any York stuff As CYC do it
[quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cityofyork@msn.com[/bold] wrote: So a york address should now read:- York Yorkshire. Or is that incorrect too?[/p][/quote]No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?[/p][/quote]Are so thats why NYCC don't do any York stuff As CYC do it bicky98
  • Score: -3

10:57pm Tue 11 Mar 14

bicky98 says...

JHardacre wrote:
cityofyork@msn.com wrote:
So a york address should now read:-
York
Yorkshire.
Or is that incorrect too?
No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?
Are so thats why NYCC don't do any York stuff As CYC do it
[quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cityofyork@msn.com[/bold] wrote: So a york address should now read:- York Yorkshire. Or is that incorrect too?[/p][/quote]No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?[/p][/quote]Are so thats why NYCC don't do any York stuff As CYC do it bicky98
  • Score: -3

10:57pm Tue 11 Mar 14

bicky98 says...

JHardacre wrote:
cityofyork@msn.com wrote:
So a york address should now read:-
York
Yorkshire.
Or is that incorrect too?
No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?
Are so thats why NYCC don't do any York stuff As CYC do it
[quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cityofyork@msn.com[/bold] wrote: So a york address should now read:- York Yorkshire. Or is that incorrect too?[/p][/quote]No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?[/p][/quote]Are so thats why NYCC don't do any York stuff As CYC do it bicky98
  • Score: -4

4:46am Wed 12 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

Storm in a tea cup.
Storm in a tea cup. Magicman!
  • Score: -2

8:21am Wed 12 Mar 14

again says...

Good on him! Why shouldn't a bank get something right? It doesn't happen very often.
Good on him! Why shouldn't a bank get something right? It doesn't happen very often. again
  • Score: -5

10:08am Wed 12 Mar 14

Hollywood Star says...

Unbelievable !!
Unbelievable !! Hollywood Star
  • Score: 0

12:49pm Wed 12 Mar 14

ouseswimmer says...

So if you all copy this letter:-

Dear Sir/Madam,

I feel tremendously aggrieved having just tried to order from your website.

I Live in the great and fabulously expensive city of York. Yet when I came to fill in my address from your woefully lacking drop down menu there was no mention of York. How can I possibly order anything from you with confidence if you are unable to send the item to me with the correct address? North Yorkshire simply will not do! York is York and that's a fact. I was so upset with this basic failure I had to go and have a lie down missing my lunch and not going to work today.

Having stayed at home I have seen an advertisement on television which said where there is blame there is a claim! I think this may relate to your having put me off my meal and work today. Perhaps you shall soon be hearing from my solicitor who sounds like a nice young chap just out of college and very eager.

I look forwards to your response forthwith.

Yours sincerely
So if you all copy this letter:- Dear Sir/Madam, I feel tremendously aggrieved having just tried to order from your website. I Live in the great and fabulously expensive city of York. Yet when I came to fill in my address from your woefully lacking drop down menu there was no mention of York. How can I possibly order anything from you with confidence if you are unable to send the item to me with the correct address? North Yorkshire simply will not do! York is York and that's a fact. I was so upset with this basic failure I had to go and have a lie down missing my lunch and not going to work today. Having stayed at home I have seen an advertisement on television which said where there is blame there is a claim! I think this may relate to your having put me off my meal and work today. Perhaps you shall soon be hearing from my solicitor who sounds like a nice young chap just out of college and very eager. I look forwards to your response forthwith. Yours sincerely ouseswimmer
  • Score: 7

12:54pm Wed 12 Mar 14

CaroleBaines says...

JHardacre wrote:
cityofyork@msn.com wrote:
So a york address should now read:-
York
Yorkshire.
Or is that incorrect too?
No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?
Interesting. So I do not live in a county? At all? That seems......strange. Which cricket team should I follow then!?
[quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cityofyork@msn.com[/bold] wrote: So a york address should now read:- York Yorkshire. Or is that incorrect too?[/p][/quote]No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?[/p][/quote]Interesting. So I do not live in a county? At all? That seems......strange. Which cricket team should I follow then!? CaroleBaines
  • Score: -3

2:22pm Wed 12 Mar 14

nc1974 says...

From the fact that people have managed to post comments online I assume that everyone has filled in a form online?

Surprisingly, when you go to put in a county, you cannot put York or leave it blank and I'd much rather put North Yorkshire than East, South or West.

I doubt there was manual input from anyone at Lloyds who thought they'd deliberately try and insult Mr Grumpy from York.

The fact that he's complained is bad enough, but to see his smug face advertising the fact that he's a pedantic stickler is an insult.

I hope he donates his £75 to charity to show he's not Yorkshire's version of Victor Meldrew (I'm assuming that he classifies himself as a Yorkshireman of course)
From the fact that people have managed to post comments online I assume that everyone has filled in a form online? Surprisingly, when you go to put in a county, you cannot put York or leave it blank and I'd much rather put North Yorkshire than East, South or West. I doubt there was manual input from anyone at Lloyds who thought they'd deliberately try and insult Mr Grumpy from York. The fact that he's complained is bad enough, but to see his smug face advertising the fact that he's a pedantic stickler is an insult. I hope he donates his £75 to charity to show he's not Yorkshire's version of Victor Meldrew (I'm assuming that he classifies himself as a Yorkshireman of course) nc1974
  • Score: 3

3:02pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Ninja9 says...

CaroleBaines wrote:
JHardacre wrote:
cityofyork@msn.com wrote:
So a york address should now read:-
York
Yorkshire.
Or is that incorrect too?
No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?
Interesting. So I do not live in a county? At all? That seems......strange. Which cricket team should I follow then!?
You like in the county called "The City of York".
Look at the county boundary signs on the A64.
Start at Tadcaster, heading east.
You are in the new "North Yorkshire" then you are in "The City of York" then, the "North Yorkshire" sign pops up again as you leave the city boundary.
[quote][p][bold]CaroleBaines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cityofyork@msn.com[/bold] wrote: So a york address should now read:- York Yorkshire. Or is that incorrect too?[/p][/quote]No you dolt! York is NOT in ANY county. It's just YORK. Get it?[/p][/quote]Interesting. So I do not live in a county? At all? That seems......strange. Which cricket team should I follow then!?[/p][/quote]You like in the county called "The City of York". Look at the county boundary signs on the A64. Start at Tadcaster, heading east. You are in the new "North Yorkshire" then you are in "The City of York" then, the "North Yorkshire" sign pops up again as you leave the city boundary. Ninja9
  • Score: 8

4:32pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Dan Atkinson says...

I now have the urge to find this man's address and sign him up to all sorts of mail order companies in the hopes that he'll spend the rest of his life on the phone, demanding that they remove the county from his address.
I now have the urge to find this man's address and sign him up to all sorts of mail order companies in the hopes that he'll spend the rest of his life on the phone, demanding that they remove the county from his address. Dan Atkinson
  • Score: 3

6:02pm Wed 12 Mar 14

sorpaid says...

People might say this pedantic and a storm in a teacup.they would be wrong.we are our history, and York was set up as a separate county in 1386.,More practically, having north Yorkshire in your address instead if just York can increase motor insurance by 10%.Just try it in a comparison site.
People might say this pedantic and a storm in a teacup.they would be wrong.we are our history, and York was set up as a separate county in 1386.,More practically, having north Yorkshire in your address instead if just York can increase motor insurance by 10%.Just try it in a comparison site. sorpaid
  • Score: 2

6:04pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Geoffers says...

Well, Lloyds have got the address of one York branch correct now!
http://www.lloydsban
k.com/branch_locator
/results.asp
Well, Lloyds have got the address of [b]one[/b] York branch correct now! http://www.lloydsban k.com/branch_locator /results.asp Geoffers
  • Score: 2

8:33pm Wed 12 Mar 14

imassey says...

sorpaid wrote:
People might say this pedantic and a storm in a teacup.they would be wrong.we are our history, and York was set up as a separate county in 1386.,More practically, having north Yorkshire in your address instead if just York can increase motor insurance by 10%.Just try it in a comparison site.
Sorry, that is completely different to the crux of this non-story.

The definition of compensation is: something, typically money, awarded to someone in recognition of loss, suffering, or injury.

Exactly what loss, suffering or injury has this person endured by receiving letters with the words North Yorkshire on the envelope?
[quote][p][bold]sorpaid[/bold] wrote: People might say this pedantic and a storm in a teacup.they would be wrong.we are our history, and York was set up as a separate county in 1386.,More practically, having north Yorkshire in your address instead if just York can increase motor insurance by 10%.Just try it in a comparison site.[/p][/quote]Sorry, that is completely different to the crux of this non-story. The definition of compensation is: something, typically money, awarded to someone in recognition of loss, suffering, or injury. Exactly what loss, suffering or injury has this person endured by receiving letters with the words North Yorkshire on the envelope? imassey
  • Score: 7

8:12pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Rowlfthedog says...

dsom73 wrote:
Legal presidence has been set, so every Lloyds bank customer with a letter addressed to York, North Yorkshire should now be entitled to 75 quid.

Get on it people.
I think anyone who is so stupid they think that the term is legal presidence, rather than legal precedent, is clearly incapable of understanding what it means and should be barred from benefiting in any way.
[quote][p][bold]dsom73[/bold] wrote: Legal presidence has been set, so every Lloyds bank customer with a letter addressed to York, North Yorkshire should now be entitled to 75 quid. Get on it people.[/p][/quote]I think anyone who is so stupid they think that the term is legal presidence, rather than legal precedent, is clearly incapable of understanding what it means and should be barred from benefiting in any way. Rowlfthedog
  • Score: 6

6:26am Sun 16 Mar 14

HoofHearteds says...

This chaps an accountant and a failed conservative party councilor who attempted to win the Boroughbridge road seat in the 80's. I'm sure Lloyds will be quite happy gaining publicity from one of it's business and supporter of large bank bonus's customers.

Don't be fooled by the faux championship. A Tory Accountant = Bank promoter and bonus excess sympathizer.
This chaps an accountant and a failed conservative party councilor who attempted to win the Boroughbridge road seat in the 80's. I'm sure Lloyds will be quite happy gaining publicity from one of it's business and supporter of large bank bonus's customers. Don't be fooled by the faux championship. A Tory Accountant = Bank promoter and bonus excess sympathizer. HoofHearteds
  • Score: 30

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