Discussion in 'Bristol and South West' started by Bakunin, May 18, 2009.
If you think Plymouth is bad, try Beeston in Leeds, now that really is a fu**ing shit hole
There used to be some OK pubs in the city centre, the King's Head by the bus station is one I remember fondly. Very friendly and a good choice of cider (marked up on a blackboard).
The Unity (also near the bus station) was also popular with the "quick drink after a day at the office" set and was one of the first pubs in the city to have a no smoking section.
Oh no, wait a minute...
...there, that's definitely right.
Leeds pisses on Plymouth from a great height.
'Beeston' in Leeds is a shithole of the highest order, Leeds city center yeah wipes the floor with Plymouth, however, the area's around Leeds are also fucking shitholes. , it is fucking grim up north.
Definately. Leeds is probably a mid to low table division 1 city, whereas Plymouth is fighting relegation to the conference.
Leeds is about three times the size of Plymouth IIRC, so that's not a fair comparison IMO (though I still think Plymouth's got better scenery). Plymouth can't grow any bigger because it's got natural barriers in the way of its expansion in the form of the Tamar river, the Sound, and Dartmoor national park as its hinterland.
I think a fairer "south west" comparison to Leeds would be with Bristol.
I've been to Plymouth once. Class me as a tourist if you must.
When to a footy match. Nice stadium but crap result (my team lost).
Walked along some sea path (past where the nudists go acording to my mate, but we didn't see any, not that i wanted to).
When to a couple of bars near the Barbican where my ears started to bleed from the music that was set to 11 on all the speakers (it might have been 12 it was that loud) so we left.
When to another bar that seemed to be full of couples consisting of really young women (early 20s) with really old men (50s and 60s). I would have been too young for these women being in my 30s.
Ended up in The Union Bar which i really enjoyed.
Next day we had breakfast and played snooker in some daggy social club somewhere.
Then a really nice lunch in a pub near the hotel.
Overall it was a mixed bag of wierd, not nice, nice, not fun and fun.
I hope it gets better, it's got so much potential but I moved out 12 years ago for uni and at the moment can't imagine ever moving back. The new shopping centre's rubbish and there's no nightlife that I'm aware of that doesn't involve drinken chain pub shenanigans. Union Street's always been awful - esp since they closed JFK's (sob!)
you not been to truro?
Fuck me, did Gloucester pass you by? Its where the north begins.
Plymouth? Horrid. Been to Home Park a bunch of times over the years. In the 80's their fans always used to throw rocks at us and then run away. These days they just run away. Inbreds.
Again, Truro is small so it's not really fair to compare it with large cities with more cultural and other opportunities.
All the same, there's stuff going on in Truro if you look for it, it's just that there's only two or three clubs (because it's small) so people hang out at the same places all the time and it can get boring. I've been told it's not much fun being a teenager there.
I have fond memories of Plymouth.
Monroes, The academy the warehouse, Zena's, the SAS, Positivity Alpha raves. Raves over in cawsand, tripping knackers on the hoe to the backdrop of an Easygroove tape in ford escort xr3i.
Coming down in Mount edgecombe, going down to the Barbican to find records and getting pissed at the pubs. Having a Caspian on Mutley plain having just run the gauntlet from the pub on a roundabout (forget it's name)
Someone always wants to fight you in Plymouth though
I've only been there two or three time but I really got the feeling it suffers from what the Luftwaffe did to it. Or maybe how the planners rebuilt it. I'd imagine the naval presence also gives it a distinctive non-cultural vibe but the way the city looks . . .
That sounds like my student life in Plymouth! I liked Plymouth when I was there about 10 years ago ( ) and when I went back about a year ago was v impressed at the tarting up of the place! But then, I have spent a large chunk of my life in Gloucester...
Indeed. Exeter has suffered even more from the devastating Luftwaffe/fuckwit planners tag team.
And that Drake's Circus thing they built in Plymouth, who decided to make the car park in the shape of a giant concrete arse? Which cunt is it that signs off on crap like that?
e2a: yer tis:
In the interests of fairness, here are a couple of nice photos of Plymouth:
I was at school and went to art college there, I left in 93 to got to uni in Leeds, now, that is a shithole not just a shithole but they have the audacity to be pretentious about their shithole. I remember clubbing up there was like some fucking fashion parade to bad italo house blaring out of Back to Basics etc.
Not like gurning your tits off at the Academy wearing a pair of baggy dungarees!
I fuckin' hated Leeds.......
By coincidence I went to Leeds around that time to visit a friend who was a student there. She lived in the Hyde Park area and I remember walking around thinking it was like going back in time. They had lines of washing strung up over the street ffs. Not been back since.
went to union street once got out alive by persuading very gullible marines
s we were "special forces "and legged
ended up carrying two baby matlots back to there camp who were so pissed they couldn't stand yet kept threating to attack us with iron bars they were using as crutches to stay upright
at least its not portsmouth
Lived in Pompey, nowhere near as bad as Plymouth!
Thanks, these are great. I took a few of Plymouth back in the early 80's but I can't post them up because they're film shots as opposed to digital.
Haha, I'm glad someone else has fond memories. Alphawave nights were the shit, as were digital blasphemy, dimensional schism, magick bullet. My first days of being a naive little raver were spent there so the grotty little shithole will always have a place in my heart.
As far as non violent clubbing in Plym goes I'd reccomend the Voodoo Lounge...electro, breaks, psytrance, breakcore and other such tomfoolery.
I lived in Plymouth for two years. Never again.
i agree with this having been born, schooled and lived in plymouth for 23 years. still fond of the old place but then i live in happening cardiff, at least happening relative to plymouth. plenty of potential but lacking direction, leadership and a sense of focus now the dockyard has died.
i used to love the kings head - part of the cooperage, err little old pub round the corner triangle. fond memories can be made from a small part of a city like plymouth if you know a group of sound people.
Oh yeah is the nowhere inn still going? always liked that place maybe a bit punky/hippy for some tastes
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