Wolverhampton – The end of the world?

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  • Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    You have never been to Essex then

    MicArms
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    Short answer, yes. I would rather have a km of barbed wire pulled out of my arse than go there of my own free will.

    bloodynora
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    A purpose? Only played a major part in the industrial revolution that changed the world forever but you knew that right? As did all that area and the Black Country. The Black Country museum is well worth a visit by the way, you might learn something. HTH.

    MicArms
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    Black Country museum being in Dudley, not wolvo, so well worth a visit.

    jekkyl
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    Just over 30 mins drive to Cannock.

    I visited briefly whilst deciding which photography degree course to attend as a mature student. I’d made up my mind it wouldn’t be Wolverhampton before I even got off the train.

    No offence to anyone. FWIW I ended up in Sunderland, which is pretty much a smaller version of the above… But at least Sunderland has the saving grace of having some glorious countryside nearby to escape into.

    CountZero
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    A fair number of British heavy rock and metal bands came from that area; it gave them a good excuse to get good enough to get the hell away as soon as possible…

    Is there a worse, more unremarkable place in the Uk? Here for the weekend to catch up with friends, and as a Wolvo virgin it’d be fair say I’m underwhelmed. God awful place. Does it have a purpose? Am I wrong?

    Premier Icon witty.name
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    If you think walvo’s bad, try walsall.Count thy chickens i’d say.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    You’ve never been to Slough, have you?

    Premier Icon darrell
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    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Or Coventry.

    plumber
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    I quite liked the art gallery they have there

    I live on the outskirts, and okay its pretty much like any town in that it has its good and bad, but generally it has been here for a long time and there is some very good architecture to be seen, good art gallery, church etc…

    and the countryside is right on the doorstep, shropshire, south staffs, worcs, ironbridge all in easy riding distance…

    its not bad at all compared to a lot of places, its always had a bad rap, but i don’t see it.

    see…. i could show you the crap, but i think your seeing that all to easily anyway..?

    its bostin!!

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    tomhoward – Member
    You’ve never been to Slough, have you?

    [video]http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=-935cbXTt_g&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D-935cbXTt_g[/video]

    Haze
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    FWIW I ended up in Sunderland, which is pretty much a smaller version of the above… But at least Sunderland has the saving grace of having some glorious countryside nearby to escape into.

    Didn’t stick around Wolves too long then?

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    I’d made up my mind it wouldn’t be Wolverhampton before I even got off the train.

    Wolverhampton’s curse is that out the train window you see its arse as you arrive. Its true of most places that you don’t see their most attractive aspects from the railway line but even seconds before you roll into the station theres madmax dereliction. Its like taking the train to ESP Powdercoaters 🙂

    Wolves isn’t a terribly remarkable town but its just a town, thats what towns generally are like, but that train approach really colours peoples view of it.

    or just drink, everything looks better when you’ve had a couple

    _tom_
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    Peterborough. Dire, dire place.

    sc-xc
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    Loads of venues for live music, and a Championship football team (for the next few weeks at least)

    Haze
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    Ah the Combemere, possibly the only pub in the land with a tree growing in the gents.

    Great pub, fantastic beer 🙂

    Agreed slough is worse, but if the best you can say about Wolverhampton is it’s better than slough it doesn’t really do a lot for the case in favour of Wolverhampton.

    OP, it could be worse I once spent new years eve in Wolverhampton. Worst night out ever.

    Always enjoy visiting the Black Country because I have found the local people there are the friendliest I have come across in England.

    and the old railway line, which acts as an off road motorway to access of all kinds of wonderful trail delights…

    jekkyl
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    Granted the people of Wolverhampton do speak a bit funny. Now what was it the yanks call a sweet potato?

    Haze
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrIqSlt9PXg&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]

    aphex_2k
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    I’m from Penn. Great riding, there’s so much around! Wombourn, Himley, Baggeridge, Penn Common, Highgate common and loads around the border, Shropshire, Bridgnorth. I kind of miss it.

    Having said that, I moved to Australia. 33 years in Wolvo was enough for me.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Best thing about Wolverhampton is the Civic Hall.
    Brilliant concert venue, best in the Midlands. The sound in there is just great. Seen some ace bands there over the years.

    And the locals are spot on. 😉

    Tettenall is a nice place, some really nice places on that side.

    Willenhall. Now thats a dire miserable place if ever there was one. I was working in the town center a wee while ago and it was like stepping back to the early eighties and not in a good way.

    Z is for stripey oss. 😀

    we used to have a guy come to see Stourbidge fc play a few years back now, he was from Willenhall, “Willenhall bloke” we called him – he got banned for keep getting his cock out!! 😯

    jekkyl
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    The canal’s a decent ride too, lovely red gravel path passes nice countryside & pubs.

    bhmartin
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    As A lifelong Albion supporter it must be the worst place in the world.

    Premier Icon somouk
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    I’ve been to a lot worse places, Bradford is by far the worst I’ve been to recently though.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Anyone that thinks Wolves is rough has never been to the paradise island of Tipton…

    sc-xc
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    As A lifelong Albion supporter it must be the worst place in the world.

    Albion fan here – don’t really consider them rivals. The Villa however….

    Wolverhampton gave you the first car to go over 200mph, the Sunbeam Mystery.

    I come from Rotherham and had girlfriend in Penn, went to see her for the weekend and getting off the train in Wolverhampton looked like the reverse of leaving Rotherham. Deja vu all over again!

    Haze
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    Wolves fan here, we don’t consider you Baggies rivals either.

    Shrewsbury however…

    sc-xc
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    Wolves fan here, we don’t consider you Baggies rivals either.

    Shrewsbury however…

    😀

    Best thing about Wolverhampton is the Civic Hall.

    indeed, that and its not far.from Stourbridge the musical capital of the world ( or it was when I were a kid).

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    singlespeedstu – Member

    Anyone that thinks Wolves is rough has never been to the paradise island of Tipton…
    Hmm remember staying at a B&B run by two old gay blokes in Tipton!! Its now family run I think?
    But it made Brierley Hill seem cosmo !!!!

    slowoldgit
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    I see no-one’s mentioned Milton Keynes yet.

    Probably because no-one there can read and write.

    allthegear
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    I worked at an outdoor centre west of Wolverhampton for four years or so. It’s not a bad place, just looks a bit “abandoned” in places.

    Rachel

    sargey
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    Wolvo is not to bad,it’s just a normal town some bits run down some bits ok.I live in wollaston head west and the next stop is wales.
    I sometimes have to go to london with work and it fills me with dread horrid horrid place.

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