Blackpool is a cesspit

#42
I'm back in the UK for a while, and have just completed a three week touring holiday with SWMBO and my wee granddaughter. A lovely time was had by all, until we reached Blackpool.
I cannot remember why we booked in here, but I never want to ever come back.
It's chav central, with an extra dose of pikies. Whatever charm it ever had is long gone, and why it exists at all beats me.
I have seen many unpleasant sights in my time, but the appearance of a half naked drugged up beggar, covered in sores and bandages, with ECG leads still attached to his emaciated torso beats anything I've seen in the pits of the Far East.
WTF has happened to GREAT Britain?
I was in Blackpool about three years ago (took Mum to the Spire Fylde Clinic for an operation on her spine) & it was a sad sight; tatty, run down, scrotes everywhere & more than a few boarded up seafront hotels.
Prior to that, I was there in 1986 & the place was clean, booming & fun.
Further back, Dad was foreman joiner when they built the Mecca Ballroom complex in 1964-5 & being a nipper, the bright lights & fancy trams were a real delight.
The town away from the seafront's no different from any other northern one but for some reason, detritus always accumulates in the parts nearest the shore, where it should be at its best.
Depressing to say the least.
 
#44
I did feel sorry for Blackpool a few years back when the Labour govt at the time were getting towns to bid for a super casino complex.
Blackpool was very much up for it and it would have been a huge boon for the town had it come off.
Manchester got awarded it instead and promptly threw the plans in the bin and it vanished without a trace.
 
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#45
Yep, even worse than Skegness.
We stayed at the Miners' Holiday Camp in Skegness in 1963. Many of the staff were refugees from the 1956 Hungarian uprising & I remember my uncle Tom (a communist through & through until then) being devastated to hear how vile life was "over the Curtain"
Even as a 5 year old, I thought Skeg was a dump.
Stayed one night in '88 to confirm & reinforce my correct observation from a quarter century earlier.
 
#48
Is it buggery too warm for red.
I've just polished off a bottle of 2015 Dominic Hentall Puglia Primitivo & it was just reet with a plate of my bestest home made beef curry.
To each their own; I'm not a fan of red wine with curry (in any climate), but the taste is in your mouth not mine, so fill yer boots (provided you're drinking anything decent).
 
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#49
To each their own; I'm not a fan of red win with curry (in any climate), but the taste is in your mouth not mine, so fill yer boots (provided you're drinking anything decent).
No. No. No. Who drinks red wine, whilst eating a ruby? That's just so wrong.
 
#50
No. No. No. Who drinks red wine, whilst eating a ruby? That's just so wrong.
Indeed.
If it isn't Cobra beer, you should kill yourself now.
 
#51
No. No. No. Who drinks red wine, whilst eating a ruby? That's just so wrong.
Personally, I agree with you 100%. I disagree with him, but if he wants to mask the flavour of a wine with the food he 'matches' it with, that's up to him. The worst thing I've heard at a wine tasting (ok, I exaggerate) is the 'expert' correcting the taster for what the taster described as what he was drinking. Did the 'expert' have the punters tastebuds or culinary/olfactory experience to refer to; obviously not. So if anyone wants to drink vintage Chateau Neuf du Pape with pistachio ice cream, good luck to them - just don't ask me to join in.
 
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#52
Personally, I agree with you 100%, but if he wants to mask the flavour of a wine with the food he 'matches' it with, that's up to him. The worst thing I've heard at a wine tasting (ok, I exaggerate) is the 'expert' correcting the taster for what the taster described as what he was drinking. Did the 'expert' have the punters tastebuds or culinary/olfactory experience to refer to; obviously not. So if anyone wants to drink vintage Chateau Neuf du Pape with pistachio ice cream, good luck to them - just don't ask me to join in.
And to think, that my missus, regards my drinking habit as 'typically english, and chavvy!'
 
#54
Is it buggery too warm for red.
Impressive! Not only do you know what the temperature is in my living room (in what is very likely a different country to where you are currently), you also know what my tastebuds react to. You know me better than I know myself.
 
#57
Bugger. I was going to ask @kiwidoug if he had ever visited Skeggy.
If there is one place - apart from Liverpool, that exemplifies northern chavs, it's Skegness.
Do all of these half decent, northern villages and towns (and to be fair, there are some lovely places, up north) send all of their scumbags, and utter twäts to live there?
Never been to Skegness.
 
#60
I'm back in the UK for a while, and have just completed a three week touring holiday with SWMBO and my wee granddaughter. A lovely time was had by all, until we reached Blackpool.
I cannot remember why we booked in here, but I never want to ever come back.
It's chav central, with an extra dose of pikies. Whatever charm it ever had is long gone, and why it exists at all beats me.
I have seen many unpleasant sights in my time, but the appearance of a half naked drugged up beggar, covered in sores and bandages, with ECG leads still attached to his emaciated torso beats anything I've seen in the pits of the Far East.
WTF has happened to GREAT Britain?
If you think Blackpool is bad never visit Rhyl, it's like Blackpool without the old world charm, and no attractions of any note or nightlife, the bedsits are full of ex cons and drug addicts dumped from English areas because it's cheap, and in holiday season it's full of chavs and Scousers too thick to work out they could have had a holiday of their liking somewhere Magaluf far cheaper
 

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