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Post by South West Claret. » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:19 pm

I can't remember seeing an existing thread on the subject, if there is please delete this one Mods.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/best ... -3qkwjnvrm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Burnley not mentioned then ;)

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Post by Longside4evr » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:25 pm

depends on your budget there are some fantastic places to live in the uk my best I have lived is the Ribble Valley for one the Cannock Chase is the other in Staffordshire is my call both very tranquil Cornwall is also a very nice to and many more every county has it havens

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Post by tim_noone » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:27 pm

Sailsbury ?? Reeks of Espionage

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Post by rufus lumley » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:28 pm

Rammy is on the way up.

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Post by FactualFrank » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:29 pm

York is a beautiful place, so not surprised to see it on the list.

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Post by Lancasterclaret » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:31 pm

My kid goes to school in Kirkby Lonsdale.

It is indeed a very nice place

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Post by moaninclaret » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:32 pm

If there is anywhere locally i would like to live i would have to say the ribble valley on the outskirts of Whalley, the lakes is beautiful but too commercialised and touristy, Whiltshire is another nice part of the country but to be honest i wouldn't like to move too far from my beloved Turf Moor.
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Post by joey13 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:49 pm

Cotswolds must be up there

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Post by SalisburyClaret » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:08 pm

Salisbury area / Wiltshire is great - it is unfortunately a long way from Turf Moor as I know to my cost
Still I was in the local pub by five past nine last night!

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Post by CaptainKirk » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:10 pm

Barley, by a mile.......but as I said before......It's full.

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Post by FactualFrank » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:11 pm

SalisburyClaret wrote:Salisbury area / Wiltshire is great - it is unfortunately a long way from Turf Moor as I know to my cost
Still I was in the local pub by five past nine last night!
You do get to visit Stonehenge though.

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Post by tim_noone » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:15 pm

FactualFrank wrote:You do get to visit Stonehenge though.
At a price ££££

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Post by FactualFrank » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:21 pm

tim_noone wrote:At a price ££££
I've not been, but imagine it's well worth it.

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Post by Rick_Muller » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:22 pm

FactualFrank wrote:I've not been, but imagine it's well worth it.
Buy a watch

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Post by Lancasterclaret » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:24 pm

Stonehenge is well impressive, especially on a grey and dismal day.

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Post by Paul Waine » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:25 pm

South West Claret. wrote:I can't remember seeing an existing thread on the subject, if there is please delete this one Mods.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/best ... -3qkwjnvrm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Burnley not mentioned then ;)
Hi SW, Burnley gets a mention "Best places...to pick up a cheap property."

Blaenau Gwent first, Burnley second and Hyndburn, "which includes Oswaldtwistle and Accrington" third. BG "a property here costs £99,991 - the only place in the country where the average price is less than £100,000."

The article goes on to say:" Of course, cheap isn't the same as good value...."

Near t'Turf and low house prices, what more do we want?

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Post by Winstonswhite » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:38 pm

They might as well just label these lists as “the most picturesque White British towns to live in”. Middle England aka expensive and boring as hell.

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Post by Paul Waine » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:46 pm

Winstonswhite wrote:They might as well just label these lists as “the most picturesque White British towns to live in”. Middle England aka expensive and boring as hell.
Hi Winston, that's not accurate for all the "best places:" Isle of Dogs is the winner in London. "It was once populated entirely by dockers: the notorious Millwall FC started out here."
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Post by Sarum » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:48 pm

"Stonehenge is well impressive, especially on a grey and dismal day."

Image

Spot the security guard in a supposedly fluorescent jacket!
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Post by FactualFrank » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:52 pm

Rick_Muller wrote:Buy a watch
Don't have the time.
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Post by SalisburyClaret » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:56 pm

FactualFrank wrote:You do get to visit Stonehenge though.
I live pretty close to Stonehenge but not close enough. Residents of local villages get in free - I’m 100 yards outside the free zone

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Post by Sarum » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:09 pm

Expensive in the city, a bit less so on the Plain.

They could do with some decent roofers round here though

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Post by Winstonswhite » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:12 pm

Paul Waine wrote:Hi Winston, that's not accurate for all the "best places:" Isle of Dogs is the winner in London. "It was once populated entirely by dockers: the notorious Millwall FC started out here."
Yeah okay you got me with that one. Isle of Dogs is definitely not picturesque White British. Bloody expensive though. I can’t imagine you’d get anywhere there for less than 300k.

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Post by tim_noone » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:16 pm

FactualFrank wrote:I've not been, but imagine it's well worth it.
Cash Cow.

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Post by IanMcL » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:19 pm

A rigged survey, no doubt, although Salisbury would always be high on any list. Very safe, jobs, bloody grammar schools, watermeadows, sensational cathedral spire and cathedral close, no buildings over 40 feet high, Mediaeval City.

Just the traffic jams!

Just back from seeing the Mighty Clarets secure 3 in a row.

Chelsea, here I come!

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Post by Bertiebeehead » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:22 pm

I live in York, it’s a shithole.
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Post by Buxtonclaret » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:25 pm

Nice to see Edale there.
I look at those hills from my kitchen window! From the other side.

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Post by SalisburyClaret » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:27 pm

IanMcL wrote:
Just back from seeing the Mighty Clarets secure 3 in a row.
Blimey Ian - did you cycle back!

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Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:49 pm

Lancasterclaret wrote:Stonehenge is well impressive, especially on a grey and dismal day.
Shame it's not how it actually was 60 odd years ago before the locals put it back together into its current form.
They don't really shout that bit out though, because it would be bad for tourism.

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Post by CHEWBACCA » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:52 pm

Skipton should be in there like it was a few years ago,lovely town with the best pies in the land,and i'm not telling porkies.
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Post by fatboy47 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:55 pm

A list of twee places basically...to.where the aspiring white chattering classes can flock, or masturbate over the new aga in their second home.
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Post by Buxtonclaret » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:58 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:Shame it's not how it actually was 60 odd years ago before the locals put it back together into its current form.
They don't really shout that bit out though, because it would be bad for tourism.

Interesting read here, on Stonehenge. And some photos.

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/vis ... aerodrome/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by LoveCurryPies » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:13 pm

Bertiebeehead wrote:I live in York, it’s a shithole.
Really? :roll:

I live nearby and whenever I visit think it’s rather lovely and an interesting place.

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Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:22 pm

Buxtonclaret wrote:Interesting read here, on Stonehenge. And some photos.

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/vis ... aerodrome/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Cheers, never read that before.

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Post by Rileybobs » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:34 pm

LoveCurryPies wrote:Really? :roll:

I live nearby and whenever I visit think it’s rather lovely and an interesting place.
I guess it depends which part of York you live in. Like almost every town or city, there are good and bad parts.
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Post by Top Claret » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:14 pm

I was in Pourtsmoth last weekend after the Bournemouth game to catch the ferry to Bilbao. I was very impressed with Pompey and the surrounding areas. I went down to Fratton Park the 1st time since 1972 and filled up next door at the Tesco station.
Had a ride down the front at South Sea and was very impressed, the place is like Lytham but on a larger scale

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Post by Sutton-Claret » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:35 pm

Bertiebeehead wrote:I live in York, it’s a shithole.
Well you'd better ring The Times then and let em know........

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Post by dougcollins » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:11 pm

I lived in York. Stupidly expensive and full of idiots who thought they were better than others. Well, so long as mummy & daddy kept paying the rent.

I've got plenty, I just don't like paying through the nose.

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Post by dsr » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:28 pm

I would love to have a house in any of those places. Then I could sell it and buy the house I live in now, in Colne, which suits me very well; and I could retire of the profits.

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Post by FactualFrank » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:38 pm

SalisburyClaret wrote:I live pretty close to Stonehenge but not close enough. Residents of local villages get in free - I’m 100 yards outside the free zone
The drinks are on me then! I'll buy you a drink.

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Post by otto1959 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:06 pm

FactualFrank wrote:The drinks are on me then! I'll buy you a drink.
I am very happy living in Wiltshire these days.

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Post by South West Claret. » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:27 pm

Paul Waine wrote:Hi SW, Burnley gets a mention "Best places...to pick up a cheap property."

Blaenau Gwent first, Burnley second and Hyndburn, "which includes Oswaldtwistle and Accrington" third. BG "a property here costs £99,991 - the only place in the country where the average price is less than £100,000."

The article goes on to say:" Of course, cheap isn't the same as good value...."

Near t'Turf and low house prices, what more do we want?

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Didn’t Burnley get the accolade as the cheapest place to buy a property last year PW?

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Post by IanMcL » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:13 am

SalisburyClaret wrote:Blimey Ian - did you cycle back!
Stayed the night at Rosehill House Hotel.

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Post by IanMcL » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:19 am

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:Shame it's not how it actually was 60 odd years ago before the locals put it back together into its current form.
They don't really shout that bit out though, because it would be bad for tourism.
It was an army exercise!
Ran out of time for the roof!
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Post by Bertiebeehead » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:33 am

LoveCurryPies wrote:Really? :roll:

I live nearby and whenever I visit think it’s rather lovely and an interesting place.
Yes really, try visiting on a weekend or race day, the town centre is a no go area. The town also has some of the most deprived areas in the uk. The history in the town is magnificent but day to day life less so.

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Post by Rick_Muller » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:49 pm

some interesting news about the builders of Stonehenge today...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47938188" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Chip Harrison » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:58 pm

I live in Rochdale. I think Burnley is posh.
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Post by Funkydrummer » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:43 pm

Lancasterclaret wrote:My kid goes to school in Kirkby Lonsdale.

It is indeed a very nice place
You've got a goat that goes to school ? I'm impressed. :lol:

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Post by crundale » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:16 pm

Parts of Kent are stunning. MY area, the Weald and all the way out to Goudhurst etc etc. Mind you I am in Burmarsh, East Sussex at the mo.' So much woodland and rolling countryside. Did not one of the astronauts on a moon landing remark how green Britain looked from outer space?

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Post by holdyourfire » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:27 pm

Chip Harrison wrote:I live in Rochdale. I think Burnley is posh.
So do i,spot on chip.

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