The Law Society is, of course, an organisation for the whole of England and Wales. We even know someone in the post room who once spent a night in Berwick.

Sadly, for the more footloose council members, meetings are more often than not held in London, or occasionally Cardiff – but next month will see a rare excursion to the north of England.

The 100-strong council will meet in Manchester on 21 March, no doubt encouraged to step across the Watford Gap by current president Joe Egan, a proud Boltonian (that’s Greater Manchester, if you didn’t know).

Obiter suggests The Briton’s Protection for a pint; and for the more culturally inclined, the world’s largest collection of Lowry paintings at the eponymous theatre (pictured). Granadaland shut long since, alas.