Friday, February 02, 2007

BBC In Gillingham Map Mix-up

Isle of Thanet Gazunder Exclusive

The BBC has been forced to re-draw a map of England, after it confused Medway metropolis Gillingham with the sleepy Dorset town of the same name!

The embarrassing gaff was spotted by well-known Ramsgate millionaire and pedant, Mr Richard Eastcliff, who emailed the BBC from his California beach house.

The map, which was meant to show which were the noisiest and quietest towns in England, placed Gillingham as the fifth noisiest town, after Newcastle, Birmingham, London, Darlington and Doncaster (fourth equal). Although the mistake has now been corrected, the BBC has yet to apologise to Medway residents for moving them hundreds of miles to the west.

The BBC map with Gillingham in Dorset.

The BBC map with Gillingham now in Kent.

Full BBC story


adem said...

I've been to the Gillingham in Dorset and it's VERY quiet there.

And they pronounce the Gill part like you would the gills of a fish.

How odd.

Anonymous said...

It's most likely the result of substance abuse, but both maps look like like Watership Down Road Kill to me

Lucy Mail said...

But surely, if Darlington and Doncaster are equal fourth, Gillingham would be sixth!

A fellow pedant.

tony flaig bignews said...


Ailing celeb leads thousands of befuddled residents of Gillingham home to North Kent by email instruction from his Californian home (just a landslide away from the Pacific Ocean).

Christ knows what the screenplays worth, suggest you instruct your agent immediately

Eastcliff Richard said...

I'm already in talks with IMG over the rights, Tony.

And you're quite right Lucy. I must have been doing some California dreaming when I wrote that post, if you catch my drift.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that every time you nitpick the BBC Tony Flaig Bignews whatever rushes to their defence? Is he a newsreaderor something? I think we should be told.