Barrow in Furness, wonderful place lots of unemployed so loads of pubs and nightclubs with cheap booze. Lots of unmarried moms so they built an estate to keep them all together, dad only needs one bus ride now to see all seven of his kids. Looking at the kids on the estate it is possible to determine which nation the ships/boats had been built for a particular year.
Seriously though its a grand place and I enjoyed my time spent there. However it can be described in two words,
SPIT & SHIT
The pavements are covered in dog shit cos no one ever cleans up after the dog, and a large percentage of the population spit on the street.
Naval amenity, well the shipyard isnt what it once was. as it goes hand in hand with the navy not being what it once was. Although matleots have just moved here again now they are crewing astute.
Unemployment is still higher than the national average. (again due to the navy not being what it once was) But is no where near what it was in the early 90s.
I woudnt say there are more single mothers than any other industrial town. Woudnt say it is a barrow specific thing. Plus you know they put out
I chose to post on this thread knowing full well it wasn't written as a generic 'home town' thread - but there's no rule about that. I need to vent periodically about the ignorant insular tossers from Burnley (all creeds and colours) this is as good a place as any I can think of.