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  • Gainsborough is grim.
  • Mr_C
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    It’s in Lincolnshire. What did you expect?

    Edit: It could be worse though. You could be in Sleaford.

    Edric 64
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    Yes it is I went there once ,it was closed and derelict makes Bridgwater seem nice

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    Was surprised first time I went as the name makes it sound posh.

    don simon
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    It’s in Lincolnshire. What did you expect?

    I’m from Wrexham and I’m lost for words…

    Mr Woppit
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    Well, his portraits of self-important stiffs are a bit ridiculous, but his colours are pretty…

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Yup, my grandma used to live there and always thought that when we went to visit..

    Cheap houses mind.. 😯

    brakes
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    but a much better place, now you’ve graced it with your presence 🙂

    ebygomm
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    Believe it or not, it’s actually miles better than it used to be!

    don simon
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    Isn’t it? 🙁
    That’s all.

    You should try Boston. Actually, you shouldn’t.

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Teeto, my Gran and Grandpa were from there too. He worked at Marshalls making earth moving kit and also the first tanks…. I loved it when he would take me round the factory……

    But yes, its a bit bleak…

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    i work there 😀

    and yes, its pretty grim. and yes, bostons bad as well 🙂 its a shame really as gainsbro’s got a great history, involving henry VIII, vikings, sweyn forkbeard, king canute tried to turn back the waves of the trent apparently (the eiger, which again is pretty impressive).

    apparently a few decades ago they stuck all the undesirables from other towns there and rumour has it they interbred a fair bit. certainly i believe its got one of the highest amounts of child abuse/paedophilia cases in the uk.

    i thought i was being a bit ‘un-pc’ (probably am) thinking that a lot of the people there just look ‘wrong’ to me. hard to put my finger on it but other people say the same thing too.

    ive only worked there a couple of years, but it always had a real bad name for violence and crime. its sposed to be better these days, and going to get a fair bit of investment, but yes, right now its a horrible place.

    Mikkel
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    ahghghghg his name is Knud not Canute, its about time you English start learning peoples names.
    thank you.

    brakes
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    sorry Mike

    Mikkel
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    thanks

    you bas**** 🙂

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    I went to school there… I remember accidentally venturing into the Park Springs estate once, the experience nearly blew my middle class mind… is it still there?

    dirtyrider
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    cycled through it today,

    largest mcdonalds compared to town population in the world?

    mrs works at rampton, i work in lincoln, might move there, has it shit bits, has its nice bits

    elzorillo
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    It’s not that bad these days.. was an absolute dump a few years ago but pretty average middle england small town now, with loads of new shops etc.

    ebygomm
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    i think they’ve knocked some of the estate down. My old summer job was nearby on Heapham road industrial estate

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Rampton.. the mental hospital.. ?

    don simon
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    was an absolute dump a few years ago but pretty average middle england small town now,

    😯
    The only middle England thing about it is that it’s neither at the top nor the bottom of England.

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Nothing other than I remember it 30 odd years ago as a very scarey looking victorian brick monolith…. thought it was going to be made into flats…

    dirtyrider
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    The only middle England thing about it is that it’s neither at the top nor the bottom of England.

    it has a laura ashley and m&s food hall, sounds middle class?

    dirtyrider
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    Nothing other than I remember it 30 odd years ago as a very scarey looking victorian brick monolith…. thought it was going to be made into flats…

    became part of the NHS in 2001

    don simon
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    it has a laura ashley and m&s food hall, sounds middle class?

    Not sure that means too much anymore. 😐
    That little shopping square is OK, but some of the houses I was looking at and the area was dire…

    Mattie_H
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    There’s a nice road ride alongside the Trent from Scunthorpe though.

    No, seriously…

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Mattie, my Mum is in the Jenny Wren every friday lunch with friends…

    Just been having a quick streetview tour of the place. Looks quite nice compared to some of the ex pit villages here in Co Durham.

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    I remember accidentally venturing into the Park Springs estate once, the experience nearly blew my middle class mind… is it still there?

    aye, still there :-/

    largest mcdonalds compared to town population in the world?

    aye, its just opened and broke some sort of record for money taken on first day per population or something.

    mrs works at rampton, i work in lincoln, might move there, has it shit bits, has its nice bits

    nice bits?? nearest decent place is morton, on its outskirts. which bit might you move to?

    we’ve seen some right places on our house visits. animal sh*t on the carpets, ferrets running round the house, ex-gypsies keeping donkeys upstairs 😀
    they even had to knock a street down as the occupants just vandalised the houses so much.

    Mattie_H
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    @ rickmeister Ah nice! That’s where my parents go for a posh dinner with friends. I’m from the other side of Scunthorpe originally…

    bwaarp
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    I just went out for a night out in….Melton Mowbray on a Monday night.

    Coming back home to the midlands after four years of living in Oxford…..my thoughts are…. all the girls look like hookers, the towns a shithole and everyone wants to start a fight.

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Mattie, Mum lives in Burton upon Stather, she still goes with friends every Friday lunchtime since dad died last year. Its nice as the owners are cool with well behaved dogs sitting quietly on the floor.

    Mattie_H
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    Small world Rick! I grew up in Winterton and parents are still there.

    reedspeed
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    Sherwood pines is only 15/20 mins from there !,head to Retford then follow a614 to Ollerton roundabout str8 across & you’ll see the signs on you’re right !..Simples

    tracknicko
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    Like most of lincs the countryside bits are nice/quiet and the towns are shitholes.

    lack of jobs/money/aspirations to blame.

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    Mattie, the world is smaller than you think, I went to Winterton Comp..

    Mattie, the world is smaller than you think, I went to Winterton Comp..

    That really is a small world. Me too.

    Not a huge fan, but I quite like this one

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Thats a picture of the school ! ^^^^^

    Mattie_H
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    Very small world! What years were you there?

    *waves at CrispedWheel*

    don simon
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    Very small world!

    *starts wondering about sadexpunk’s comment of yesterday*

    apparently a few decades ago they stuck all the undesirables from other towns there and rumour has it they interbred a fair bit

    😆

    elzorillo
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    Gainsborough is no different to any other town in the region.. goole, scunny, retford, worksop, mansfield, louth, M.Rasen.. each and every one of them left high and dry in the 80’s and have stagnated since. Zero employment initiative together with loads of cheap residential new builds have generated a massive buy to let market, dragging whole areas down in the process.

    Strange that Gainsborough was the one mentioned as a dump though because thats the one considered to have had the most spent on it recently and is the only one listed above that has actually got better rather than worse..

    ebygomm
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    Scunny’s far better now than it was when i was growing up

    dirtyrider
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    Mattie, the world is smaller than you think, I went to Winterton Comp..

    mrs ecclestone, RE teacher

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