Where Are We?

For the benefit of readers from afar and the geographically-challenged nearer to home I should explain where I am. I live in the village of Meldreth, in the county of Cambridgeshire, in the region known as East Anglia, in England.

East Anglia is the bit that sticks out into the North Sea, just above London on the map. It's all fairly flat country with large, modern farms almost entirely devoted to growing wheat, barley, potatoes, sugar beet, oil-seed rape and other arable crops. The towns and villages closer to London are becoming increasingly urbanised, or perhaps sub-urbanised. But the character and history of the older landscape is still there for those, like me, who seek it out.
A map of East Anglia showing the main towns and cities. Meldreth, where I live, is just north of Royston.

Hope that helps.


  1. It is nice to have this refresher course and I do enjoy looking at maps. Thanks John!

  2. Thanks very much. I love trying to figure out where blog writers are from. And now I understand the name too. Would suit me just fine!

  3. Nice to know! I also love seeing all the English names....many of which one also finds in New England in the US.

  4. You've named two places March - maybe the one to the east is Thetford? Regards.....Jack

    1. You're right! Nobody else noticed so thanks for pointing it out. I've now updated the map.

  5. glad you added this, I am in USA, Florida and had no idea where you are


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