West Riding of Yorkshire and West Yorkshire [5 November 2012]
The West Riding of Yorkshire was the administrative county in existence from 1889 to 1974. West Yorkshire is the modern county which has replaced most of its territory (with parts going to South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, and Humberside).
However, there are very few contained places in the West Riding and plenty in West Yorkshire. Seeing as we are supposed to describe places as they were in 1900, isn't this the wrong way round?
Surely the only places that should be in West Yorkshire are the five metropolitan boroughs into which it was divided in 1974?
--goldenoldie 10:16, 5 November 2012 (EST)