the internet, some of these will be bad links. HM Links Maintenance
Service is presently engaged elsewhere in the kingdom.
We're going to
try to keep the links alphabetical, but maybe this should go right
on top: the British Immigration
and Nationality Directorate.
of British counties. Dedicated to "saving our shires"
and source of PGB's map of historic counties.
Weather. They also do news, we're told.
USA. For traffic going the other way. Chris Ingram is a British
expat and a US immigration attorney who offers free consultation and
Visa guides. He specializes in helping Brits emigrate from the UK
to the US.
Department of Social Scrutiny. Sublime.
"The place to turn to for the latest and widest range of public
services and government information. Book a driving test, find a job,
get advice about child care, renew your passport and lots more."
English Heritage. The Government's statutory adviser on the historic environment
of England. Invites membership to aid in its mission to maintain said
environment, which entitles you to visit the properties in its care
without paying each time you show up.
For British abroad: "Almost an expats yellow pages."
Do they keep leaving as we keep coming?
Framley Examiner. British Onion.
England. Subscription site, with free samples, offering weekly
tasters of British culture and history. As the name implies, also
"for people who just want to be cheered up!"
of the Monarchy. 1. Find subjects. 2. Make sure they know they're
subjects. 3. Call yourself King. 4. Make sure they call you King.
5. Have heirs who continue this tradition and subjects who do the
Dept of Vague Paranoia. Spoof, but might as well be the real thing;
HM's Dept of Making Mountains Out of Molehills wasn't best pleased.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy à la BBC. Remember not
am finally a dual citizen.
Idiotica.co.uk. "Good, clean funny. Let me knows what you thinking!
I'll leave you with one word: 'hello' and 'yes'."
of England. Ambitious project to build a digital library of England's
370,000 listed buildings.
Living in London is "all about finding an area in London which is the
right area for you as a place to live. London is a vast city divided
into 119 postcode districts. Very few people (even life long Londoners)
have ever visited all or even most of them."
Marmite FAQ. Is it Kosher? Find out this and other indispensable
The National Trust. Registered charity independent of the government which
serves as "a guardian for the nation in the acquisition and protection
of threatened coastline, countryside and buildings." Has a membership
scheme similar to that of English Heritage. Holds some 600,000 acres
and 600 miles of coastline in trust, as well as numerous grand old
houses and other properties. English Heritage usually gets the castles.
Ireland. Wikipedia entry.
Survey. Mapping the United Kingdom so you don't have to.
British Club "aims to establish a vast network of Brits"
in the sunshine state. Watch out for those hurricanes, folks.
the Pond. "A guide for marriage-based UK immigration and
naturalisation." Nice and comprehensive within its bailiwick.
is a big photo album and tourist resource site with images supplied
by the public.
London. A bellyful of bling.
Varieties of Tea.
Yankee. Expats innit.
of the Bleeding Obvious. Surely you've met their alumni.
Very Best of British is a guide tailored for Americans hoping
to avoid confusification when confronted with British words and
"A British Cultural Glossary for our Overseas Visitors".
Excellent, though without navigational aids. This link will take you
to A; type B, etc., in the URL (after 'vult') to move around.
World Clock. When time is of the essence.