Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year (from Blackpool)

I hope it’s a good one.

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Louth

Louth is a pleasant quiet little town. And yes, that is a nice way of saying it’s as dull as a sermon, but really it’s nothing to hold against the place. You could even probably admire the way the local … Continue reading

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Widnes

Most of what you know about Widnes today can be seen in the “Widnes Eye”” (Thanks Peter Smith to for that photo!) In the meantime, as a bonus, here’s the entry on Widnes from the first book of Crap Towns: … Continue reading

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Hackney

Hackney has recently attracted a vitriol usually reserved for Tory politicians and paedophiles. Until lately, the area was famed for warring estates and knife crime, but now Hackney is widely perceived as embodying the worst aspects of gentrification. Vintage boutiques, … Continue reading

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Barrow In Furness

My hometown. Because it is in the middle of nowhere, nobody in the UK cares much about it. I don’t even think half the people who live there care. Everybody is depressed and wants to leave – but the thing … Continue reading

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Bingley

God forbid, I moved to this horrid insular little boring snobbish place after years in Manchester. The so called ‘respectable’ ‘middle-class’ (whatever that is defined to be!) people of Bingley are so far up their little rectums its a surprise … Continue reading

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Teddington

I’d like to nominate Teddington in Middlesex. It seems to be ruled by a group of self-important middle-class mothers who are up in arms the minute anyone tries to have a bit of fun after 7pm when their little angels … Continue reading

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