Tidworth is the most "desirable postcode in Britain"

Tidworth is known for its polo club.

Tidworth is known for its polo club.

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THE SP9 postcode – which includes the town of Tidworth and its surrounding villages – has been named the most desir able in England according to Royal Mail.

The company has commissioned a study of the most desirable postcodes to live in England, Scotland and Wales to mark the 40th anniversary of the allocation of postcodes to every address in Britain.

The study, by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr), calculated the most desirable postcodes based on a range of factors including employment opportunities, health, education, crime rates and housing affordability.

And Tidworth, with its prestigious polo club, and SP9 – which includes many of the attractive villages on Salisbury Plain – came out top.

The GU46 postcode sector cov ering the Hampshire village of Yateley is the second most desir able in England, the study found.

And the Cumbrian seaside resort of St Bees is third.

Steve Rooney, head of Royal Mail’s address management unit, said: “The invention of the postcode revolutionised the way post is sorted and delivered.

“As it has evolved, the post codes have also revolutionised the way companies do business.

“The postcode is now used by businesses and individuals in their everyday activities, whether that is verifying a per son’s address when making a transaction or planning a route on a SatNav system.”

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8:42pm Mon 25 Aug 14

vcg507 says...

What a lovely family!
What a lovely family! vcg507
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9:52pm Mon 25 Aug 14

forest tony says...

The invention of the postcode has destroyed Counties! How many today can fill in a map of all our Counties? We have lost so much due to the postcode, I am not a number, I have an identity and I am proud of the County I live in and the County I was born in and love my beer because of the County its brewed in, not because of some **** number that has destroyed my heritage!
The invention of the postcode has destroyed Counties! How many today can fill in a map of all our Counties? We have lost so much due to the postcode, I am not a number, I have an identity and I am proud of the County I live in and the County I was born in and love my beer because of the County its brewed in, not because of some **** number that has destroyed my heritage! forest tony
  • Score: -8

9:45am Tue 26 Aug 14

hillyanne says...

How odd.I've always thought Tidworth is the dreary place you have to drive through to get somewhere else!
How odd.I've always thought Tidworth is the dreary place you have to drive through to get somewhere else! hillyanne
  • Score: 16

9:58am Tue 26 Aug 14

Grampie says...

forest tony wrote:
The invention of the postcode has destroyed Counties! How many today can fill in a map of all our Counties? We have lost so much due to the postcode, I am not a number, I have an identity and I am proud of the County I live in and the County I was born in and love my beer because of the County its brewed in, not because of some **** number that has destroyed my heritage!
Could you please remind us how the post code has destroyed counties?

The beer I drink proudly displays its county of origin, not its post code.

I still live in Wiltshire and it is still called Wiltshire.

Thank goodness we have post codes to find our way around unknown parts of the country when we use sat navs.

Wouldn't want to live in Tidworth, though evenif part of it used to be in Hampshire.
[quote][p][bold]forest tony[/bold] wrote: The invention of the postcode has destroyed Counties! How many today can fill in a map of all our Counties? We have lost so much due to the postcode, I am not a number, I have an identity and I am proud of the County I live in and the County I was born in and love my beer because of the County its brewed in, not because of some **** number that has destroyed my heritage![/p][/quote]Could you please remind us how the post code has destroyed counties? The beer I drink proudly displays its county of origin, not its post code. I still live in Wiltshire and it is still called Wiltshire. Thank goodness we have post codes to find our way around unknown parts of the country when we use sat navs. Wouldn't want to live in Tidworth, though evenif part of it used to be in Hampshire. Grampie
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1:38pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Lori Hasselback says...

forest tony wrote:
The invention of the postcode has destroyed Counties! How many today can fill in a map of all our Counties? We have lost so much due to the postcode, I am not a number, I have an identity and I am proud of the County I live in and the County I was born in and love my beer because of the County its brewed in, not because of some **** number that has destroyed my heritage!
You're an idiot.
[quote][p][bold]forest tony[/bold] wrote: The invention of the postcode has destroyed Counties! How many today can fill in a map of all our Counties? We have lost so much due to the postcode, I am not a number, I have an identity and I am proud of the County I live in and the County I was born in and love my beer because of the County its brewed in, not because of some **** number that has destroyed my heritage![/p][/quote]You're an idiot. Lori Hasselback
  • Score: 9

10:44pm Tue 26 Aug 14

IanMcL says...

Tidworth?
Tidworth? IanMcL
  • Score: 7

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