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    Quote Originally Posted by andmark View Post
    I nominate Huyton, it's full of people who think they're bigger than the likes of Al Capone, Frank Lucas, Lucky Luciano etc... It makes you wonder what is the young working class of Britain coming to?
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    Without wanting to beat the same drum repeatedly, I asked my wife

    "Whats the worst place you have been to in England?"

    "Bradford"

    "Ive already said Bradford, where else?"

    "Nowhere really, just Bradford"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Without wanting to beat the same drum repeatedly, I asked my wife

    "Whats the worst place you have been to in England?"

    "Bradford"

    "Ive already said Bradford, where else?"

    "Nowhere really, just Bradford"
    Have you read "notes from a small island'? Bryson going to town on Bradford is one of the highlights.. Not trying to put a downer on Britains multiculturalism, but it's highly annoying being in an English town where the majority of people don't speak English as well. Guess it makes for some fantastic take-away food though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Have you read "notes from a small island'? Bryson going to town on Bradford is one of the highlights..
    I have but not for a while. I have it upstairs. Ill give it a re-read right now


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Without wanting to beat the same drum repeatedly, I asked my wife

    "Whats the worst place you have been to in England?"

    "Bradford"

    "Ive already said Bradford, where else?"

    "Nowhere really, just Bradford"
    Interesting. I mean, there are some terrible, terrible parts of Bradford (Thorpe Edge, Manningham ect) and it is the worst place for gun crime according to Wikipedia, but there are honestly some places that have very nice houses and generally crime free. A majority of it a ****hole though. Bradford >> Keighley for mine. Keighley is a downright ****hole and a shocking place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Have you read "notes from a small island'? Bryson going to town on Bradford is one of the highlights.. Not trying to put a downer on Britains multiculturalism, but it's highly annoying being in an English town where the majority of people don't speak English as well. Guess it makes for some fantastic take-away food though.
    Haha yea it does. Won't find a better curry than at the Kashmir or Punjab Sweet Centre (both restaurants). Reckon it's a stretch to say that a majority of people don't speak English, I'd make a call that the Pakistanis that live in Keighley are much less educated than those in Bradford.

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    kirkby, luton and aylesbury. god aylesbury is bad.

    hemel hempstead and swindon for their stupid bloody roundabouts.

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    Oh and nominate -

    Beaconsfield
    Carterton

    Beaconsfield is like wealthy Oxford's Soweto.. Carterton is an interesting one, built to service the nearby American Air Force base, it's modelled on an American town with grid roads and nice wide tree-lined streets.. The problem is it's in England, so it has 60's architecture, a space ship Supermarket, and more chavs than you can shake a surface to air missile at..

    - Picks for the real conniseur of crap towns, someone who takes a diversion to visit these places..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Don't mean to monopolize this, so discount my selections if you want, but if you are stuck here are some noteworthily poor places to be... Grafted from my own experiences and the Crap Towns website..

    Bradford
    Immingham
    Weston-Super-Mare
    Preston
    Blackpool
    Basingstoke
    Ashington
    Mansfield
    Burnham-on-Sea
    Worse places out there than Mansfield itbt.
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    Going to have to add Ulverstone to the list, shockingly grim place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Oh and nominate -

    Beaconsfield
    Carterton

    Beaconsfield is like wealthy Oxford's Soweto.. Carterton is an interesting one, built to service the nearby American Air Force base, it's modelled on an American town with grid roads and nice wide tree-lined streets.. The problem is it's in England, so it has 60's architecture, a space ship Supermarket, and more chavs than you can shake a surface to air missile at..

    - Picks for the real conniseur of crap towns, someone who takes a diversion to visit these places..
    You actually are making me want to visit Carterton (well at least drive through it) and get a handle on it.

    Beaconsfield is hardly Soweto, is it? How many places have a Prep School and a Cricket Ground on the main street? And I find it immensely difficult to believe that Aylesbury is half as bad as much of the above

    Not going to take issue on your Saltash, though. Jesus that place depressed me.

    Tamworth. Dry ski slope and what else?
    Castleford and Pontefract (after Ian Henderson)
    Honiton - well, what the **** is it supposed to be for?
    Rotherham - how is it not already on the list?
    Middlesbrough - well?
    Runcorn - great if you like salt.
    Saltburn - it's a purpose-built seaside resort - in Cleveland.
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    Tamworth doesn't have a dry ski slope, it has a snow slope.

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    OK, we have 64. I'll start the battles sometime tomorrow.

    Ashington
    Aylesbury
    Basingstoke
    Batley
    Beaconsfield
    Blackpool
    Bolton
    Bradford
    Bridgewater
    Bristol
    Burton upon Trent
    Cambourne
    Carterton
    Castleford
    Coventry
    Darlington
    Dewsbury
    Evesham
    Gravesend
    Great Yarmouth
    Grimsby
    Halifax
    Haworth
    Honiton
    Hull
    Immingham
    Keighley
    King's Lynn
    Kirky
    Luton
    Mansfield
    Middlesborough
    Milton Keynes
    Mirfield
    Morecambe
    Moss Side
    Newport
    Nottingham
    Plymouth
    Pontefract
    Portsmouth
    Preston
    Romford
    Rotherham
    Runcorn
    S****horpe
    Salford
    Saltburn
    Sheffield
    Skegness
    Slough
    Southend
    Staines
    Stoke
    Sunderland
    Swindon
    Tamworth
    Toxteth
    Truro
    Ulverstone
    Weston-Super-Mare
    Wolverhampton
    Wroxham
    Yeovil

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