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Carter's_Lady made a request to see if there were any other UK based Hubbers. I have encountered a few on my travels and so will make a list of them here, along with links to one or two hubs which are about an aspect of the UK. If you are a UK based Hubber or know one, get in touch with me and I will add you to the list. Similarly, if you have added me and want to be removed tell me I and I will remove you.
For those of you who don't know UK is short for the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is made up of four main countries. England, Scotland and Wales occupy the island of Britain and the fourth country is northern Ireland which is situated in the north of the island of Ireland (as the name somewhat suggests!).
Obviously the first person to be mentioned here is Carter's_Lady. Her profile on Hubpages is very minimal, but it is possible for me to learn that she comes from the East Midlands, which is towards the centre of England on the above map.
- I would tell a visitor these 3 things about my country, what would you say about yours?
In this Hub Carter's Lady describes what three things she would tell a visitor to England about. To find out what they are, read her page.
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JimmytheJock comes from Scotland, as the name suggests (for those of you who don't know Jock is a colloquial name for Scottish). He is happily married with three children, and has to date published over 700 hubs. Unsurprisingly I have not read them all, but those I have read are of a very good quality.
Compu-smart has written so made hubs that he is in the hall of fame. He comes from London which is the capital of both England and the UK. Having written so many hubs there are lots which are relevent to the UK, and so only three have been selected below.
- England! Great Britain! United Kingdom! What does it all mean?
This is a great hub which explains the difference between the UK, Great Britain and the constituent countries. Definately worth reading.
- Cockney Rhyming Slang
This is a hub by Compu-smart explaining the origins of Cockney rhyming slang along with translations for some of the main ones.
- Big Brother
Big Brother has become somewhat of a TV institution in the UK over the last decade and this hub by Compu-smart chronicles the first 9 series.
Julie-Ann Amos is a professional writer by profession and so as you would expect her hubs are of a very good quality. She has so far published well in excess of 100 hubs, of which links to a couple of ones with relevance to the UK are shown below.
- Doctor Who - The First Doctor
Doctor Who is somewhat of a TV institution and Julie-Ann has given an overview of the first Doctor here, as well the next five re-incarnations.
- Forest of Dean Wild Boar
Whilst wild boar were once common in the UK, they were hunted to extinction, although recently they have made a come back in the Forest of Dean. The Forest of Dean is an area of UK near where Julie-Ann comes from, and so this leading to a great hub.
The jim.sheng hubber is actually two people. currently living in Derby, England they have Chinese heritage and so some of their pages are linked to this. However they also post hubs on a wide variety of topics, from the internet through to food and of course the UK.
- UK Shoe Sizes and Conversion Charts to EU and US Sizes
A useful and informative guide to the different shoe size system, as well as information on the origins of the UK method.
- An Anecdote About Queen Elizabeth I
An interesting introduction to Queen Elizabeth.
LondonGirl has published a number of hubs to date, the ones of which I have read are good quality. As the name would suggest she comes from London, and has a family.
- Christmas in England
This is LondonGirl's overview of her family's Christmas, which is surporisingly similar to my family Christmas's so possibly typical of UK family Christmas's.
The mother of two children Amanda Severn has two part time jobs - in an estate agency and as a hypnotherapist. She is a Hubpages Expert with a very good Hubscore of 96 (at the time of this being written!).
- Holidays in west Wales
This is a very good article on holidays in west Wales. Would definately recommend this part of the world for holidays as have had experience myself, but before you go read this hub.
- A Knights Tale – Keep Fit in Medieval England
This is an unusual but interesting piece on the exercise regime of the medieval gentry - definately worth reading!
CJ Stone is a widely respected writer who comes from Whitstable, which is the nearest county to France in the far south-east county of England. He has been a writer on Hubpages for quite some time now, and although so far I have only read a couple of his articles I am looking forward to reading some more. CJ is a professional writer, and has written for many well respected publications.
- CJ Stone's Britain: Greenwich mean time
This is a great story of the different ways people look at life and the area they life from in the UK, as well as a story of working class England.
- CJ Stone's Britain: On the scrapheap
Another interesting anecdote about a journey made by CJ Stone and his friend Steve to Swansea. You may not learn particularly much, but it's still really interesting.
Bard of Ely
The Bard of Ely has been writing on Hubpages for almost a year, and in that time he has written in excess of 100 hubs. Whilst he is no longer a UK based hubber as he now lives in Tenerife he originally came from Cardiff which is the capital of Wales. Like CJ Stone, the Bard of Ely is a professional writer, but he is also a recording artist.
- How to grow pineapples at home
A great story which shows that even in Britain where the weather is considered to be rubbish and not very tropical it is possible to grow pineapples.
- Tinkinswood Burial Chamber
A piece about ancient British history and how the site is nowadays and how it is used. Fascinating.
Paraglider is another well respected writer originally from the UK. At the time of writing he had the maximum hubscore of 100 despiet having written under 100 hubs. He originally came from Scotland but has worked worldwide, and presently live in Qatar. As would be expected from such an international person, his hubs cover a wide range of subjects.
- Walk around Great Malvern
Great Malvern is a town in England near some picturesqe hills known as the Malverns. It is a traditional, beautiful town as reviewed by Paraglider in this hub.
Brian S originally came from the UK but now lives in France. Most of his pages are based on France, and there is not a single one which relates to the UK (hence the lack of links below). However have still mentioned him here nonetheless.
Rik Ravado has been publishing hubs on hubpages for over a year now and has a hubscore of well over 90, which puts him in the expert category. He lives in England, but within sight of the English Channel which means he must live very close to the south coast.
- Vacation to a Sceptered Isle – Now is the Ideal Time to Holiday in the British Isles
This is Rik Ravoldo's brief introduction to why a visit to the Uk is a must, especially at the present time.
- Travel to Great Britain – Is Red the Iconic Colour of the British Isles?
Why do the British love RED and why are so many of the icons of England and the UK coloured red? This is Rik's personal opinions on why red is such an iconic colour for England and the wider British isles.
- Free Wood
Advice on where to get free wood for wood-burning stoves. Chose this as it's a subject close to my heart as it's a renewable energy source :).
The Indexer is another person from the UK who posts on Hubpages. In just over a year he has published in excess of 100 hubs. The Indexer is a proof reader and editor which as you would expect leads to good quality hubs. Of particular interest, although not Britain related, are his hubs on Zimbabwe.
- The Menai Bridge - Telford's wonderful design
Anglessey is an island just off the north-western coast of Wales and is the closest part of the mainland UK to Dublin. When Ireland was part of Britain there was a need to connect Anglessey to the rest of Wales, hence the Menai Brisge and this hub.
- What you can see from the London Eye
The London Eye is one of both London and the UK's biggest tourist attractions. It is in essence a big wheel which gives the ability to look out over all of London from it's position in the centre on the Thames.
Sufidreamer is another Brit who now lives abroad. In his case he has moved from the UK to Greece, where he now works as a freelance writer. As a result many of his hubs are based on the area he lives, the history of the place and olive oil. However, this means there is only one UK specific hub which can be listed below.
- The Grave of Black Sambo – Lancaster and the Legacy of Slavery
This hub begins with a poem to a victim of the slave trade and ends with an explanation for the poem. It is definately worth reading.
2Patricias are so called because they are two friends who both happen to be called Patricia. They have both been married for a long time, and each have a son and a daughter. One is a Pilate's instructor after previously being a teacher, and the other is a housewife and author. They have their own website/blog which they update daily, and this can be accessed via their profile.
Teresa McGurk is originally from Belfast, which is the capital city of Northern Ireland. Now she lives in the USA but has written hubs on hew native island.
- Antrim and Downpatrick: Two Sites Linked to St. Patrick
I am sure we all know St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland but this gives the story about why he is.
- Top Ten Reasons to Visit Northern Ireland
This gives a list of ten reasons to visit Northern Ireland and whilst I have never been this hub makes me want to go - but maybe I would think differently if it wasn't so sunny in all the pictures!
ThePioneer21 comes from Liverpool, and has just finished a degree at university. For those hubbers who don't know where Liverpool is, it is on the coast of England, quite close to the border with north Wales.
Mark Knowles is a famous blogger and writer on hubpages. He originally lived in England, but now lives in the south of France where he makes a living from online writing.
Andrew Hawkley is like myself, from Bristol. He takes a keen interest in both music and philosophy, and so several of his hubs are based on these themes.
- The Truth about Stonehenge finally revealed!
Stonehenge is a very famous ancient British monument located in England which no-one knows why, or how it was built. This is a song with lyrics about Stonehenge. This may not be to everyone's taste though.
Britney Davidson is a hubber from the UK. The majority of her hubs are on technology, in particular phones. As such there are no UK specific hubs which can be mentioned below.
Waynet comes from Hull, which is about three quarters of the way up the east coast of England. In the two years he has been a member of Hubpages he has written over 150 hubs, on a wide variety of subjects, although his self confessed passions are writing and drawing.
- UK car insurance - cost saving tips
In the UK it is illegal to drive a car without insurance, but there are often wide variations in the price of this. This hub gives some tips on how to get the cheapest deal possible.
- Hull City In The Premiership
The English Premiership is the largest football league in the world, and this season is Hull FC first ever stint in it. This hub gives a rough overview of the club and what being in The Premiership means, after they won in the playoff final.
Redhair is a user of Hubpages from Edinburgh, which is the capital city of Scotland. She has her own webpage on learning Spanish, partly due to her learning Spanish along with her child. At the time of writing her only hub is about learning Spanish, and so there are no links below.
Cosmicjellybaby is from Shropshire in England. He says he likes the 1980s, and sure enough his hubs are solidly 80s based. At the moment there aren't many, hence only one link below, but hopefully the amount will increase with time.
- Guide to Blackadder Series 1
Blackadder is a comedy set in various periods of English history, and this is Cosmicjellybaby's review of the first series, which was first broadcast in 1983.
Caspar has been on hubpages for over a year, and in that time has written 20 hubs although judging by the hubs I have read it is quality and not quantity. She specialises in family learning (it is both her primary job as well as the subject of one of her websites. Unfortunately at present there are no hubs specifically for the UK to link to below.
Spacenut is a hubber based in the north-east of England. He was previously a driving instructor, but he now specialises in developing websites of which he has a few to give him an online income, and as such his hubs so far are based on how to get an online income. This is the reason for at the present time there being no links to any of his hubs below.
Mistyhorizon2003 is a hubpages writer from Guernsey. Guernsey is not part of any of the four main countries of the United Kingdom and is instead part of the Channel Islands. However, the Channel Islands are protected by the UK government and are Crown Dependencies. She owns a coarse fishery, and has several other interests including gardening and sci-fi.
- Guernsey Activities and Places to Visit
Guernsey is an island popular with tourists and this page gives an overview of things which can be done on the island.
- Guernsey Gallery of Scenery
This is a very extensive collection of pictures of the islands of Guernsey.
- Coarse Fishing in Guernsey
This is an article on Coarse fishing on the island of Guernsey, and considering mistyhorizon2003's background is somewhat of an expert review.
Asalvani, or Anthony, is a person from the capital city of the UK, London. They are a writer and photographer who enjoys travelling. At the time of writing this they had very few hubs, but I expect to see many very interesting hubs along with pictures on places they have been.
WhoArtNow (aka Andre De Nito) sells canvas art. He comes from Leicester which is a city roughly in the centre of England. He likes cars and design, and so many of his husb are based on this, including his various car lists.
- Cans Festival, London 2008
This is a review of a major 'grafiti art' event in which many famous grafiti artists decorated a wall/underpass.
Hawkesdream is a hubber who has joined Hubpages recently and comes from Cornwall, which is the most south-westerly county in England. She is a mother of three, and now a grandmother. Many of her hubs are based on family life. At the present time she has not written any hubs which specifically relate to England, but when she has they will be added below.
Iphigenia is a Brit who is now living it up in France, which is a country with a large expat Brit community. She has written many hubs on hubpages, and also has her own blogs.
ArtsApart is a metal artist now based in north Devon. Approximately 40, he grew up in Kinston upon Thames, and has been welding for the last 20 years. He has, at the time of writing, only produced 4 hubs, but hopefully more will come soon.
- The North Devon Coast
This is a review of the north Devon coast in England, and what it means to ArtsApart.
MrVoodoo is a very secretative individual. In fact, he (or maybe it is even a she) hides behind a cloak of secrecy and so very little is known about this individual.
- Homeless in Castle Park, Bristol - A Reflection on Life’s Crossroads
Castle Park is located in Bristol, which is a city in England.
Surfgatinho is based in Cornwall, England. Sadly he has only written two hubs so far both but hopefully he will write more.
- 10 Places to Visit in Somerset
I've just spent the last 3 days haring around Somerset with a camera. When you read through the list below please don't expect to manage it in 3 days - I am the fastest thing on 2 legs with a camera and I...
- Ancient Cornwall
Cornwall, like the vast majority of the UK has been settled for thousands of years. There are ancient relics left in Cornwall, and whilst not on the scale of Stonehenge, they are impressive nonetheless.
- Best Beaches in Cornwall
This gives a good description of Surfgatinhos top five beaches in Cornwall.
Monbun has been writing hubs for over a year. From her profile she says she lives in England's capital London, and that she is soon to be married so good luck!
Earner comes from Dorset which is on the south coast of England, roughly due west of the Isle of Wight (the island just off the south coast on the map). She has posted 34 hubs to date, 4 of which are based on Cornwall.
- Newquay Beaches, Cornwall - Get the Best Spot in the Sun
This is an excellent review on the beaches of Newquay. Newquay is famous as being a large tourist town and argubly the best surfing location in the UK.
I obviously have included myself (Bristolboy) as I know I come from the UK. I grew up in Bristol, but now live in Cornwall, which for non-English Hubbers is probably the English equivalent of Florida, just with more rain and less sun!
- Bristol balloon fiesta
This is my Hub on the Bristol balloon fiesta which is one of the biggest free events in the UK calendar and very famous. Click the link to find out more.
- Renewable Energy UK
This is a Hub I have created to inform people of the current situation within the UK with regards to renewable energy.