How far do you live from your birthplace?

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  • How far do you live from your birthplace?
  • Premier Icon benp1
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    My kids were born in the same hospital I was!

    I now live in the next town from my parents, but it’s in Lonon so isn’t far!

    CountZero
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    1.7 miles according to Here. Maternity hospital, is now a business park.

    Premier Icon colster808
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    3 miles now. Lived far and wide during my late teens and early 20’s.

    2700-ish miles

    gordimhor
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    Premier Icon mintimperial
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    About 4 miles.

    Bazz
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    About 12 miles from where i was born, back living in the village i grew up in, although i was away for most of my twenties i ended up drifting back. My kids were also born in the same hospital that i was.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    about 25 miles, the wife is about 10.

    I know what the OP is getting at. No Dad marrying my mum was a hugely exotic thing at the time. He grew up in a rural village near Worthing and most people married people from nearby villages. But my dad went to sea in 1955 and met my mum a couple of years later when his ship was on a refit in one of the Tyne shipyards. About 350 miles away. She recalls that she might as well have been from a different planet the first time she made a trip down south to meet family.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    difficult.

    I was born in a military hospital (dad was RAF) and within months of my birth was posted to Germany, I wouldn’t get back to England until I was 11, and we never spent more than a couple of years in any location anyway. I’m not really “from” anywhere.

    km79
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    I live 24,861 miles from where the hospital used to be, it’s all housing now.

    Premier Icon igm
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    215 miles. I’m a little surprised – I thought most people would have moved further than they have (notably long distance types apart).
    I’m probably one of the closest to home of those I was at school with (that I know about).

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    9 miles. I recall reading a story of a lady who grew pretty old (90 odd IIRC) and never left Borrowdale valley her whole life.

    I quite liked that.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    About 95 miles. Born in Welwyn, glad I don’t live there, looks horrible.

    elliott-20
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    About 3 miles. Moved about 18months ago and it’s the closest I’ve ever been.

    Just over 8,450miles.

    Premier Icon seosamh77
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    2.7 miles from the hospital, as the crow flies.

    Premier Icon mrhoppy
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    A girl I went to uni with was hugely proud that she shared genes with (was a descendant of) the prehistoric remains found in the cheddar caves. Right up until I pointed out that meant her family had moved a whole half mile in about 5,000 years.

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    606km
    more than many, but a lot less than some

    mattsccm
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    About 3. Or lots more depending on which way round the world I go to get here. 16 years ago moved to the nearest house through the woods to where I lived from birth. 5 mins walk.

    rkk01
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    About 160 miles, by road. Surprised it’s not further, and will soon be closer.

    As for the OP’s question, interesting – especially in the current political turmoil

    mudshark
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    10 miles, was there today. I spent most of my life away before returning to spawn. Wife’s about 5,500 miles – Jingzhou, China.

    Premier Icon orangespyderman
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    According to Google, and by car 828km or 514 miles.

    Premier Icon white101
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    1mile currently.
    Over the years this has varied between 1 mile and 404 (according to google)

    Premier Icon SaxonRider
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    6156 kilometres.

    Do I win? 😀

    EDIT: No. I don’t. I just looked at the rest of the thread, and I don’t even come close. Jeez. All that way, too.

    Premier Icon timidwheeler
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    rmacattack
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    fair observation, to be honest were a small country. around our area most people defiantly stay local and in circles and if anyone strays far your only talking about 100 miles

    wiggles
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    About 3 miles… lived in nearly ten different properties and this is the furthest away…

    hooli
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    8600 odd miles

    iolo
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    aroyalnit
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    As the crow flies, 400.132 miles

    aP
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    145 miles according to the google bike route mapping. My family has pretty much all moved away from there and there’s a very small likelihood of me ever visiting the city again.

    Premier Icon Simon
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    About 3.5 miles

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    6.1 miles, but might as well be a different planet 🙂

    Premier Icon cheshirecat
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    Currently about 7 miles. Have lived in many places around the UK, and up to 5000 miles away in my youth. Circumstances came together and we’re now living close to where I was born.

    footflaps
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    less than a mile…

    Premier Icon canopy
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    20 miles. I’m the only one in this generation to move out of town. (1 out of about 10 cousins + my sister).

    In the previous generation.. on my mothers side, all her siblings still live in town, fathers side its more complicated as they were born in various places due to my grandfathers job, moving around doing “something” for GCHQ types.. but they settled here. 2 remain, 3 have left. (2 of the 3 that left are my dads half-brothers)

    lapdog
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    11604 miles (18675 km) damn beaten by Pomona by 71 miles and vinnyeh by 167 miles! I might have to move!!

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