Crap towns

#1
The Tamworth thing got me thinking a bit. Ouch.

I have a peculiar affinity for some towns which are considered shitholes, particularly ooop north. By the same token we have some incredibly dull dumps down south don't we?

Good northern shitholes: Stoke-on-Trent, York, Newcastle, Ull, Birmingham, Sheffield (no, really). Oh, and Tamworth.

Shit northern shitholes: Wolverhampton, Blackpool, Rotherham, Burnley, Scunthorpe.

Good poncey southern shandy drinking villages: London, Bath, Frampton-on-Severn (long story), bits of Bristol, Hastings, lots of little places in the four western counties.

Shit poncey southern shandy drinking villages: London, the 'ring' of Swindon/Reading/Oxford and bloody bloody Luton - those four are even worse than Rotherham. Luton is worse than twelve Rotherhams.

Just my views, obviously based on personal experience (apart from Luton - that is fact) and no offence to any who live in said shitholes, my adopted city is a 'city that thinks it's a village' anyhow and though I like it it's not because it's good, it's just because I live here and have got used to it. Same goes for the town for that matter, right dull old dump.
 
#3
Fuck me Guzz you could've given me some notice you was moving me up north from the midlands.
Where the fuck am I gunna get a whippet and a brace of ferrets at this time of night.
 
#6
Since when has Wolverhampton been up north. You are a real arsehole. Have you ever been to Blackpool.
johne - it's meant to be light hearted. I agree, the 'north' is usually considered north of Crewe/Stoke so I believe, but jokingly I would consider Torquay the north. Yes, I've been to Blackpool several times and my comments were meant to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek and I stressed that they were views based on 'personal experience' and even slagged off my own adopted town/city.

I'm sure that Blackpool is wonderful. What I have seen/experienced was shite.

Fucking chill.
 
#7
Here are some crap town up north, Rochdale Bradford Hudersfield and here are some
in that sad down south land. LONDON Peterborough and Portsmouth to name but a few.
 
#18
That place way up North Derby where I escaped from to join the mob, in the last 30 + years only been back for weddings and funerals, and it’s still a shit hole

Good runs way way way up north Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Hartlepool

Edited have to agree with Bath and bit of Brizzel as I was in digs in Bath for about 18 months some nice watering holes there, never liked Pompey and Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute and Greenock were tolerable
 
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tiddlyoggy

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#19
Guzz, how can you call York a shithole??? Beautiful place.Striling will be contracting cumdownmythroat to come and kill you for real this time. Shitholes (not good ones) I have been to in the UK, in order: 1. Gosport. 2. Hull. 3. Scunthorpe. 4. Goole. 5. Barrow. 6. Southampton. Good shitholes:1. Grimsby. 2. Doncaster. 3. Hartlepool. 4. Portsmouth (hate to say it, but lots of good memories).
 
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#20
What about Sleaford.
It states it has a castle.
Yeah right, its a block of stone on a playing field.
One road that circumnavigates the town and a friggin level crossing that always seems to be set to the railway lines.
 

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