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Middlesex doesn't technically exist anymore but people still say they live there

Middlesex County Council was dissolved in 1965 and became part of Greater London

Many believe that Middlesex no longer exists as it was abolished in 1965.

Greater London was formed and, with that, Middlesex County Council was dissolved.

But Middlesex is still used as a reference to where people live all the time.

Do you use Greater London or Middlesex for your address? Plenty of people do.

Middlesex is still considered by some to be their county, not Greater London.

Some of its towns included Hounslow, Uxbridge, West Drayton, Staines, Sunbury and Twickenham.

The historic county of Middlesex once even covered Westminster, Whitechapel and Millwall.

Middlesex and Surrey used to be split by the Thames with anything north being part of Middlesex and the south being Surrey.

The rivers flowing through Middlesex include Colne, Brent, Lea and Crane.

Many of London's famous sights were included in the Middlesex borders.

Even the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Place and the Tower of London were in Middlesex.

Buckingham Palace was once in Middlesex(Image: Getty Images Europe)

Some establishments still have Middlesex in their name.

Middlesex University, Hendon along with two hospitals, West Middlesex and Central Middlesex.

The most recognisable Middlesex affiliation is Middlesex County Cricket Club based at Lord's, north west London.

Just like Surrey County Cricket Club , which is based near Vauxhall, Middlesex is technically no longer in the boundaries of its county.

Middlesex County Cricket Club

So basically, it seems like we're all just attached to the past and can't let the name of Middlesex go. Plus if it's in the postal address, we're sticking with it!

The Middlesex Trust can't let go either - this is a federation which says its aim is to make people aware that Middlesex DOES exist.

Although the county council was abolished in 1965, the Middlesex Trust says that the geographical county still exists.

While listing its aims and objectives, the trust said: "To explain that London is in Middlesex and that London should refer ONLY to the City itself.

"To explain that Hertfordshire and Surrey County Councils only administer portions of the County of Middlesex but those portions are NOT part of the counties which administer them."

The list added: "To promote the identity of the County of Middlesex by encouraging the use of the county name in addresses."

So, are you convinced? Does Middlesex still exist? Let us know in the comments section below.

Other Middlesex facts

County Flower: Wood Anemone

County Day : May 16

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