Flash, Staffordshire

Flash, Staffordshire

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name = Flash
latitude = 53.201135
longitude = -1.963319
population =
civil_parish =
shire_district = Staffordshire Moorlands
shire_county = Staffordshire
region = West Midlands
post_town =
postcode_district =
postcode_area =
dial_code =
os_grid_reference = SK024671
london_distance = 170.7m

Flash is a village within the Staffordshire Moorlands, England, and the Peak District National Park.

At convert|463|m|ft|0 above sea level, Flash is the highest village in England. The claim of being the highest village in Great Britain has been recognised for some time by the "Guinness Book of Records"Fact|date=September 2008. In 2007 it was upheld by the BBCFact|date=September 2008, which settled a dispute with its rival claimant, Wanlockhead in Scotland. The Ordnance Survey measured the highest house in each village and Flash was higher.Fact|date=September 2008

As an isolated community it has a small population and a school which houses around 25 pupils. It formerly had a reputation for being a centre for illegal activities such as cock fighting and counterfeiting ('Flash money'). [http://www.the-staffordshire-encyclopaedia.co.uk/view.php?id=148]

According to some sources (eg [http://www.peakwalk.org.uk/axeedgemoor.asp] ), the counterfeit money used to be exchanged at the nearby Three Shires Head (where Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire meet) on Axe Edge Moor.

Flash is located at UK grid reference gbmappingsmall|SK024671, or coord|53|12|N|1|58|W|.

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