- Flash, Staffordshire
infobox UK place
country = England
official_name = Flash
latitude = 53.201135
longitude = -1.963319
region = West Midlands
os_grid_reference = SK024671
london_distance = 170.7m
Flash is a village within the
StaffordshireMoorlands, England, and the Peak DistrictNational 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 Britainhas 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, Wanlockheadin Scotland. The Ordnance Surveymeasured 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, Cheshireand Derbyshiremeet) on Axe Edge Moor.
Flash is located at UK
grid referencegbmappingsmall|SK024671, or coord|53|12|N|1|58|W|.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.