. . . To Live In A Foreign Country ?
This Week, SUFFOLK
The latest in our weekly series where we try to imagine how people living in impossible conditions get by with their day-to-day lives.
Because of its size and geographical location, Suffolk is ‘technically’ speaking, a suburb of North London. Its land area is 3,798 km², (which for ease of comparison is around 61.49% the size of mid Glamorgan).
Suffolk is much closer to the equator than Norwich, and consequently most of the interior is barren wasteland and scrub (main picture)
MLE (Multicultural London English) is widely spoken, although in the smaller impoverished rural communities (Woodbridge / Bury St Edmunds), people don’t tend to talk very much at all.
Today around 97% of the population live in its capital Ipswich, drawn there by the availability of electricity in the town.
The name Ipswich is actually Flemish in origin, derived from the contagious muscle spasm originating in Belgium, the “Eeps Twitch”
Here in Norwich we are perhaps guilty of taking many things for granted; we have the status of ‘city’ and a rich cultural heritage; we have a top-class football team, two magnificent cathedrals and a modern integrated transport network featuring an international airport. But let’s not forget that Ipswich too has a bus station.
Hip-hop DJ Tim Westwood is originally from Suffolk which will be immediately apparent to anyone when first listening to him.
Formula 1 mogul Bernie Ecclestone was born in Bungay – a fact which spurred him on during his formative years to develop a very fast car with no reverse gear.
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