10 pences: V – Villages
Villages and “village life” are a huge part of British culture, lots of tiny interconnected dwellings where everyone seems to know each other, and no business is private. Flash, in the Peak District has long been recognised as Britain’s highest village (or town), sitting 463m above sea level.
Villages have also long played a major role in popular culture in the UK from made up places to real life ones where you or me might reside. From Emmerdale, Midsomer and Dibley where some of our most loved TV characters have lived to the idyllic Port Wenn, Cornwell where Doc Martin plies his trade and Runcorn where those couch potatoes from Two Pints of Larger and A Packet of Crisps lived.
There’s no doubt about it, it wouldn’t be Britain without the humble village.