Addressing situation

I MUST point out to your readers, and especially to Rupert Barnes and the Huntingdonshire Society (Letters, May 2), that, like it or not, the county of Huntingdonshire does not exist, has not existed since 1974, and will not exist until government offic

I MUST point out to your readers, and especially to Rupert Barnes and the "Huntingdonshire Society" (Letters, May 2), that, like it or not, the county of Huntingdonshire does not exist, has not existed since 1974, and will not exist until government officials decide otherwise - if they ever do.

For 30 years it has been removed from maps, signs and even addresses, and we became a part of Cambridgeshire.

It is all very well to keep up hopes, and even to campaign for its reinstatement - after all, the county of Rutland has been brought back into being after having been incorporated into Leicestershire - but we have to deal with the situation as it is, and not as we would like it to be.

P D BROWNE, Howitts Gardens, Eynesbury

* Editor's note: Huntingdonshire District Council has taken a rather different view of life for two decades, having changed its name from the 1972 Act formulation of Huntingdon DC.