Britain's 'angriest town.'

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Re: Britain's 'angriest town.'

Postby Mick F » 16 Feb 2019, 10:35am

There are some new housing schemes up the road from here. Far too many houses for the road to cope with. No more shops, no more schools, no more busses, no more jobs ............. etc etc ................ just more houses. Badly thought-out, but this is the same nationally.

There has been rumours circulating for some weeks that Birmingham city council have bought them and are going to take inner city deprived families from Brum and instal them here. Many folk know the stories of Bodmin and how that was done from London in the 1960s(?). Not a great success at all and many of these people are unemployed and on benefits even now. Here in Gunnislake they brought inner city families and put them in social housing.

I'm not saying about being a Nimby, coz I'm not. These people have to live somewhere, and it's better that they get out of the inner cities and come for some fresh clean Cornish air. Good luck to them, but they need to be placed where there's work and proper jobs. Sad lack of them in Cornwall once you get inland away from the tourism and beach resorts.

Anyway, it's a a scam/rumour/joke about the new homes. It's still very true about Bodmin and Gunnislake too though. It was a short leap to spread the false rumour.

The Premier Inn thing has been circulating for weeks. Some rumours put it in Tavistock, and some in Callington. Both are false.
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Re: Britain's 'angriest town.'

Postby fausto copy » 16 Feb 2019, 10:42am

I pity those poor people in Birmingham as their heads must be spinning.
First of all they're supposed to be going to Haverfordwest (where 1,000 new homes were to be built for them) then they thought they were off to Cornwall and now Mick tells them they're bound for Newcastle.
It'll be Liverpool next, to fill up all the spaces where the original folk moved from, sent to new towns elsewhere. :roll: :D
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Re: Britain's 'angriest town.'

Postby Mick F » 16 Feb 2019, 11:19am

It's funny really .......... but not.
Yes, it's a funny joke, but the issue is a serious one. Housing, jobs, prospects.
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Re: Britain's 'angriest town.'

Postby fausto copy » 17 Feb 2019, 11:12am

Yes, I agree.
There really were supposed to be around 1,000 new homes to be built and the rumour-mongers brought up the gossip about loads of unemployed Brummies moving in.
The concern was that wherever they came from there'd be no work for them around here.
The development was reliant on Sainsburys opening a supermarket and a new cinema complex to be built.
Once Sainsburys pulled out, it all stalled and we have new roads leading nowhere.
Perhaps Haverfordwest can convert from one of the angriest towns to one of the most boring.

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Re: Britain's 'angriest town.'

Postby reohn2 » 17 Feb 2019, 11:17am

fausto copy wrote:I pity those poor people in Birmingham as their heads must be spinning. ...
.......It'll be Liverpool next, to fill up all the spaces where the original folk moved from, sent to new towns elsewhere. :roll: :D


It's the children I feel sorry for,imagine having a Brummie cross Scouse accent :shock:
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Re: Britain's 'angriest town.'

Postby Cugel » 17 Feb 2019, 1:38pm

reohn2 wrote:
fausto copy wrote:I pity those poor people in Birmingham as their heads must be spinning. ...
.......It'll be Liverpool next, to fill up all the spaces where the original folk moved from, sent to new towns elsewhere. :roll: :D


It's the children I feel sorry for,imagine having a Brummie cross Scouse accent :shock:


And every sentence beginning, "Air-rair-air arrr....".

However, there can be worse. I know Geordies crossed with Weegies. They not only speak ninety to the dozen but use an enormous number of strange words once used in C8th Denmark or C2nd Pictdom but long forgot by everyone else in Blighty. Also, they are twice as excitable .... perhaps three times as excitable!

The most amusing linguistic/accent cross I ever heard was a Frenchman who learned to speak English of the broad East Lancs variety overlaid with a classic French accent. Like Peter Sellers confusing his Clouseau with his Fred Kite.

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