Grimmest place in the south?

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by bfg, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. Griff

    Griff Hardly posting anymore

    Oh do behave!

    Well tim I'm from quite a poor working class East London background myself (council tower block, comprehensive school etc).

    It's not about class in the slightest, it's about attitude, and the racist attitude of quite an area of people. Get out of SW Somewhere and feel the love in Debden.:)

    As for your first line of your second paragraph, who the fuck are you? Dickhead!
  2. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    You don't think that your writing of the entire population of Debden is in the least bit bigoted, then. What exactly, do you think, makes your attitude so different from that of those you stereotype and criticise?

    At least I base my criticisms of you upon what you actually say.
  3. Griff

    Griff Hardly posting anymore

    I don't really like ignorant racists. Simple as really.:)

    Do you?

    As I've said earlier, go and have a pint in the Winston Churchill, read your Guardian and mix with them. :)

    Anyway enough of this shit. You think I'm some kind of bigot, that's fine, you know nothing of me and I know nothing of you. :)
  4. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Hastings (Shithole-on-Sea)
    North London
    Henley (Pisshole-on-Thames)
  5. Griff

    Griff Hardly posting anymore

    I'd forgotten about Hastings. Went there for a weekend getaway the year before last and didn't know anything of the place. :(

    Checked out of the hotel after about an hour and went to Rye instead.
  6. hammerntongues

    hammerntongues Well-Known Member

    Where does your hatred of Manningtree come from :D :confused: it can hardly be compared to the others .
  7. Errol's son

    Errol's son Well-Known Member

    So how does the Midlands fit into the north/south divide?

    Surely it is one or t'other, not?
  8. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Haha, I've got to ask why you think so? Grew up there, and it's alright, if a bit dull. The river is nice and there's loads of pubs, can't be too bad.

    It's also nowhere near as posh as people think, of course it's a very welathy, very middle-class place, but everywhere has it's estates.
  9. Errol's son

    Errol's son Well-Known Member

    Does Gerrard's Cross or Prestbury? They are very posh little towns.
  10. Tom A

    Tom A Goat among sheep

    I have a friend who lives in GX and according to him it does indeed have a council estate there!
  11. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    Nah, it's both. It's like it's bisexual :D
  12. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Not as posh as Henley, so they probably have several. Oooh er! :eek:
  13. Errol's son

    Errol's son Well-Known Member

    I don't think Broadway in the Cotswolds has a council estate.
  14. Monkeynuts

    Monkeynuts Hello sailor

    No, the clue is in the name;)
  15. Kenny Vermouth

    Kenny Vermouth Wankers

    My votes are all in Kent:

    Herne Bay
    The Isle of Sheppey
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  16. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    It's the atmosphere of the place, like a waiting room for lost souls on their way to Harwich. :(
  17. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    The river is nice.

    Which makes it even more of a pity often when I went there in the mid 80s (visiting a mate who had a mooring there) I got started on in pubs by braying middle-class wankers who thought it was funny to take the piss out of someone who had to use a pair of walking sticks.

    Fortunately for me, most braying middle-class wankers don't realise how effective a pair of walking sticks are as weapons, or understand the principles of stick fighting.
  18. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry


    Everywhere in Essex
    Anywhere in Essex

    With Kent a close runner up
    Everywhere in Kent

    Thinking about it.. probably a tie really
    Both are utterly, irredemably vile with no redeeming characteristics whatsoever.
  19. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    What immediately comes to mind:

    Some of the places listed aren't all that bad these days. Milton Keynes and Plymouth immediately spring to mind as having improved quite a bit in the past 10 years.
  20. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    Nah, there are some lovely villages in North Essex, and even Chelmsford's OK.
  21. Griff

    Griff Hardly posting anymore

    North Essex is nothing like the areas surrounding London. :) In fact Uttlesford on the Essex/Cambridge/Suffolk borders is one of the nicest places in the country to live.
  22. PacificOcean

    PacificOcean Unhinged User


    Epping, Waltham Abbey, Nazeing, Upshire, That area round Blake Hall, Ongar, Bumbles Green & Broadly Common, Roxwell, Fyfield, Kelvendon Hatch and Coopersdale are lovely parts of Essex.
  23. joevsimp

    joevsimp Well-Known Member

    but south essex is bad tho, the wole stretch from shouburyness into london
  24. PacificOcean

    PacificOcean Unhinged User

    See post #142 :mad:
  25. tom_craggs

    tom_craggs Well-Known Member

    Bridgewater in Somerset is pretty shit...(South West, clearly)
  26. Tokyo

    Tokyo in Solidarity

    Leigh's quite nice. At least, the bit by the beach.

    Worst places: Basildon. Aldershot/Farnborough. Anywhere with Cray in the name. Northampton's very dull and a long way from anywhere more interesting.
  27. kilt

    kilt Banned Banned

    Littlehampton, horrible place.
  28. ice-is-forming

    ice-is-forming Well-Known Member

    the medway Towns is pretty tough, i grew up in SE london and thought that was rough until i moved to medway:eek:

    mind you, despite this i still loved the place.
  29. Griff

    Griff Hardly posting anymore

    I meant the A13/Romford parts.
  30. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Another vote for Sittingbourne, Also:
    New Cross
    Kidbrooke: specifially the Ferrier Estate
    Oh Jesus- Dalston
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