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Old 17 July 2013, 14:14   #1
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Newquay In the Top 50........

..crap towns in the UK.

Once a fairly standard seaside town, populated by fishermen and laid back surfers, with a busy summer period when families came to the area to hit the beach, Newquay has now been turned into a southern Blackpool or a British Ibiza.

“During the winter, the weather coming in off the Atlantic turns the town grey and the lack of tourists causes half the shops shut down. The jobs available, tedious at the best of times, disappear until the summer.

“And when the summer arrives, it gets worse. On hot days hung-over meatheads walk around topless in a competition to decide who uses the best steroids and the worst tattooist, hooting like apes at the occasional passing blonde. If it rains, the beaches evacuate and the tiny high street fills to bursting point.

“Parents try to keep their children entertained but as every other shop only sells ‘Newquay Lifeguard’ hoodies, they are fighting a losing battle. The odd couple of pensioners dodge fearfully through herds of school leavers who think the Inbetweeners movie is a documentary.”


A fair review.
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Ha Ha superb review. Honest as well.
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Is Portsmouth on that list I wonder? I think it was Jonathon Meades who, in his novel "Pompey", described Portsmouth as a "nightmarish grid of brick, set on mud and inhabited by garish freaks". I've only been there once myself and quite liked it actually.
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Pompey makes the Top 100 which is the initial list from which the Top 50 will be selected
Crap Towns Returns
A few interesting nominations, but Falmouth escapes this time
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Does this mean that the property is cheap in Newquay then
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Does this mean that the property is cheap in Newquay then
Nope, 'coz retiring Mancs can't wait to sell up and move there. They usually last about two winters.
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Is Portsmouth on that list I wonder? I think it was Jonathon Meades who, in his novel "Pompey", described Portsmouth as a "nightmarish grid of brick, set on mud and inhabited by garish freaks". I've only been there once myself and quite liked it actually.
I think you'll find most of the ladies that mollers posted in his tramp stamp thread are from Portsmouth..oh and I'm from there and my family and teenage kids.....but half the family tree is from Alderney do that's ok....oh Portsmouth is a city....
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Nope, 'coz retiring Mancs can't wait to sell up and move there. They usually last about two winters.
Thanks for that M. I might look at moving to Penryn then
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Don't tar the whole Newquay area with the same brush. I've just spent today on Polly Joke beach. I defy anyone to find a more beautiful uncrowded spot with better sand, a more enticing sea, and a delightful 20 minute shaded sandy level path from a small free National Trust car park. Less than 3 miles from the centre of town.
I suggest many folk who have the 'misfortune' to live in this 'crap' town keep this to themselves and allow the readers of this report to enjoy the delights of the town centre on summer nights!
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Don't tar the whole Newquay area with the same brush.
The whole area is a beautiful piece of coastline. I spent 14 weeks working at Mawgan Porth earlier this year and have become very fond of the place. A very different feel to our side.
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