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« on: January 06, 2022, 07:42:30 pm »

'Dubbed the "most depressing place in the northern hemisphere"' - where am I talking about?

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Described as the "kind of hell hole that only exists in the deepest realms of a dark fiction novel," [Redacted] has featured on the list before, becoming a popular target for scrutiny in this scathing survey.

The area has previously been roasted for having a population of "wannabe squaddies" and dubbed the "most depressing place in the northern hemisphere."

See what the locals say on their Facebook group comments
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2022, 09:31:43 pm »

'Dubbed the "most depressing place in the northern hemisphere"' - where am I talking about?

From Wiltshire Live

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Described as the "kind of hell hole that only exists in the deepest realms of a dark fiction novel," [Redacted] has featured on the list before, becoming a popular target for scrutiny in this scathing survey.

The area has previously been roasted for having a population of "wannabe squaddies" and dubbed the "most depressing place in the northern hemisphere."

See what the locals say on their Facebook group comments

Reads like a case of looking at a few negative aspects of the town and exaggerating them to the Nth degree in order to create a news story.
Quite a few years ago, I used to visit a couple of recently married old friends there (who lived on the delightfully named "Love Lane ") and I have to say that, while I've been to places more to my liking, the town and surroundings were by no means unpleasant.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2022, 06:57:26 am »

Another town which progress has passed by. Last time I went it appeared to be nothing but hairdressers/barbers and nail salons. Not sure how we support so many barbers when so many people have shaven heads.

Going back in history, I couldn't believe the number of hospitals it had.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2022, 09:15:25 am »

I remember that at some point in the 1990's, Carterton was voted (by Daily Mail readers) as "possibly the ugliest town in England". Other military towns I can think of would probably also be high up on the list.

(for those that don't know it, Carterton neighbours RAF (Royal Air Force) Brize Norton)

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2022, 09:44:03 am »

For any town to be rated worse than Swindon must be a real blow to its residents.

I love some of the descriptions in italics - especially Didcot - and even my own beloved Plymouth, which sneaked in at #48!

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2022, 10:04:47 am »

Another town which progress has passed by. Last time I went it appeared to be nothing but hairdressers/barbers and nail salons.

That describes about 9095% of UK (United Kingdom) towns !
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2022, 11:04:22 am »

For any town to be rated worse than Swindon must be a real blow to its residents.

Oh I say....
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2022, 12:43:07 pm »

For any town to be rated worse than Swindon must be a real blow to its residents.

Oh I say....

You are Dan Maskell & I claim my £5.
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