Britain's Most Boring Town

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Hobbs1951
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Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Postby Hobbs1951 » 25 Feb 2019, 7:19am

brynpoeth wrote:Some very good bicycles were made at Ilkeston, so it cannae be the boringest town


I went there and ordered one in late 1985, it was then and I'm sure it is now.

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N.B they didn't make bicycles, they hand crafted frames !

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Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Postby Hobbs1951 » 25 Feb 2019, 7:21am

sjs wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Some very good bicycles were made at Ilkeston, so it cannae be the boringest town


We didn't say it was boring. Home of Dave Brailsford and birthplace of Robert Lindsay. Just over the valley from Eastwood, home of D H Lawrence. How could it be boring?


The home of D H Lawrence ! He couldn't leave soon enough.

J.

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Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Postby brynpoeth » 26 Feb 2019, 5:04am

Bielefeld in Germany is so boring, many people suspect it does not exist
With typical German humour the city uses this suspicion to market itself

I think it does exist, I think I have been there, it is interesting, I think :wink:
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Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Postby pwa » 26 Feb 2019, 9:31am

To some extent boredom is a feature of the person experiencing it, rather than the environment they find themselves in. I get bored in London. This isn't a criticism of London, but it shows how the person has as much part to play as the environment. I hate the constant noise of the traffic, the crowds and the queues, so something in my head shuts down. I'm just thinking I have X hours to go before I can get out. I'm counting down the hours and minutes. So I'm bored. Other people get bored in countryside, probably for similar personal reasons.

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Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Postby Sweep » 26 Feb 2019, 9:39am

pwa wrote:To some extent boredom is a feature of the person experiencing it, rather than the environment they find themselves in. I get bored in London. This isn't a criticism of London, but it shows how the person has as much part to play as the environment. I hate the constant noise of the traffic, the crowds and the queues, so something in my head shuts down. I'm just thinking I have X hours to go before I can get out. I'm counting down the hours and minutes. So I'm bored. Other people get bored in countryside, probably for similar personal reasons.


I know what you mean about a lot of it being in the head.

Plenty of quiet peaceful spots in London though pwa - many right in the centre.
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Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Postby pete75 » 26 Feb 2019, 10:14am

I once spent a night in a place called Sevenoaks. A truly dreary place. A week in Woking once when I was on a course. It's another dreary, dismal place.

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Re: Most Boring Town in Germany?

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Mar 2019, 10:10am

Giessen is an ordinary university town somewhere in Germany
A garden festival took place there, to create excitement a museum of Giesskannen, watering cans, was opened
('Giessen' is also a verb: to water/irrigate)

Cannae be bothered checking but I bet Giessen has other claims to fame
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