Monthly Archives: February 2013

Cover story

How do you like that? This book is really happening. Thank you so much to everyone who’s contributed so far. Meanwhile, there’s still time to slip your town onto the list… A few are set in stone. A few are … Continue reading

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Rhyl

I hit Rhyl on the home straight of a tour of Shit Britain, by that stage feeling pretty much immune to blight and decay, along with hypothermia, e. coli and WKD Blue. I’d even primed myself with two nights at … Continue reading

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Gateshead

*Newsflash! Gateshead has also today been featured in an article as Britain’s fat capital. Damn it Gateshead. Get it together* “If there is any town of like size on the continent of Europe that can show a similar lack of … Continue reading

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Jarrow

The only thing most people know about Jarrow is that in 1936 the town’s unemployed marched to London to protest about the lack of jobs here. Nothing memorable has happened since – unless you also count the 1939 publication of … Continue reading

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Morrissey!

Everything I’ve done on Crap Towns is secretly a tribute to Morrissey. This film goes a long way to explaining why:

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The ghost of Crap past

Here’s a fascinating video about the mistakes of the past that still haunt us today: Hulme. Not nice. The guy with the lovely 70s baldinglonghair and beard combo seems almost overawed by the: “tremendous amount of theft.” He also nails … Continue reading

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Instacrap

You can now find craptowns on instagram: http://instagram.com/craptowns I’ll be adding bits of pieces as I wonder around the UK in the next few weeks… In other news, Brighouse has suddenly had a flurry of nominations. So too has Gateshead, … Continue reading

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