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post Aug 26 2016, 06:33 PM
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So I have grown up believing Birmingham is the HOME of the chip shop and that's what makes it famous but apparently this is a lie lmao. They do still have amazing chip shops but yeah, I guess we're more well known for the Balti Triangle (Indian takeaways), the Bullring, canals, a horrible accent and the Osbornes (so a MIXED BAG).

What is your local town/city known for to outsiders - the good, bad and ugly~
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post Aug 26 2016, 06:34 PM
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Morgan Cars and Cher Lloyd, Malvern Water, Malvern Hills
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post Aug 26 2016, 06:43 PM
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The Queen's residency + Legoland! Also not as posh as you think...
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post Aug 26 2016, 06:49 PM
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Leeds United, Mel B & the start of the 2014 Tour de France

We also have Bridgewater Place, that building that looks like a Dalek:
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post Aug 26 2016, 06:52 PM
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The 2nd ugliest town in The Netherlands :')
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post Aug 26 2016, 07:04 PM
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Well 8 km of the city border is the border between Germany and The Netherlands. It was also, from the end of WW2 until 2010, the HQ of the British Forces Germany Health Service which is where I was born. Within the city borders is the test track for Siemens Trains (former RAF Wildenrath).

Most infamously the Grenzlandring which is a former race track that was built around the town and it's neighbouring village. happy.gif


I wasn't born in a particularly big place, but just a couple of miles away is Mönchengladbach which is home to Borussia Mönchengladbach and a bunch of famous people like the dude that invented Pilates and Nick Heidfeld. It was also the HQ of British Forces Germany.


So yeah, a lot of British military which is also the only reason I was born there.
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post Aug 26 2016, 07:08 PM
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Aberdeen is known for fish, oil, it's granite and also being a bit of a dump ;o
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post Aug 26 2016, 07:10 PM
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i live in a tiny town so get ready for some obscure historical facts!11

our town used to be used for hunting by kings, such as Henry I, Henry II, John and Henry III. We opened the first grammar school in dorset in 1516 (so of course my school celebrated our 500th anniversary this year ohmy.gif) . Also John Constable once drew our bridge and the queen came to our railway station once (omg i can't find any photos of this online, but i could've sworn i came across one when looking in the museum archives once!! cry.gif)

ALSO MY TOWN IS KNOWN FOR ITS FANTASTIC CARD SHOP.


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post Aug 26 2016, 07:10 PM
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Lorraine Kelly.
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post Aug 26 2016, 07:12 PM
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just tons and tons of wineries
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post Aug 26 2016, 07:19 PM
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Leytonstone...isn't known for much at all (this is probably the most notable thing that's happened here in years, and that's not a very nice association sad.gif ), the 2012 Olympics had a positive effect on Stratford and Walthamstow, but we were a bit left in the dust and nothing's changed much. Though, it is the hometown of Alfred Hitchcock, Jonathan Ross and David Beckham cool.gif

Though if you're going wider, it's London, I'm not sure that needs an explanation of what it's known for tongue.gif
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post Aug 26 2016, 07:23 PM
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QUOTE(HausofKubrick @ Aug 26 2016, 07:33 PM) *
So I have grown up believing Birmingham is the HOME of the chip shop and that's what makes it famous but apparently this is a lie lmao. They do still have amazing chip shops but yeah, I guess we're more well known for the Balti Triangle (Indian takeaways), the Bullring, canals, a horrible accent and the Osbornes (so a MIXED BAG).

What is your local town/city known for to outsiders - the good, bad and ugly~


i think of the bullring and lenny henry
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post Aug 26 2016, 07:24 PM
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QUOTE(PeteFromLeeds @ Aug 26 2016, 07:49 PM) *
Leeds United, Mel B & the start of the 2014 Tour de France

We also have Bridgewater Place, that building that looks like a Dalek:

i think of keith lemon, chips and art
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post Aug 26 2016, 07:24 PM
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QUOTE(Cameron @ Aug 26 2016, 08:10 PM) *
Lorraine Kelly.

i think of lorraine kelly
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post Aug 26 2016, 07:25 PM
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The most bombed hotel in Europe.
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post Aug 26 2016, 08:01 PM
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The beach area.
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QUOTE(Cameron @ Aug 26 2016, 08:10 PM) *
Lorraine Kelly.


and having a shitty shopping center and only really existing to deal with Glasgow's once overflowing population
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post Aug 26 2016, 08:04 PM
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Most bizarre thing we are known for I think is probs Buncefield oil depot explosion in 2005 there is nothing major here that I think that puts Hemel on the map...also Max Whitlock is from Hemel cheer.gif
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post Aug 26 2016, 08:28 PM
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Having a massive zoo, having the oldest Racecourse in the UK, Hollyoaks sad.gif & Romans.
The most famous people from here are probably Daniel Craig & Michael Owen.
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post Aug 26 2016, 08:38 PM
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Beaches, pasties, fish and chips tongue.gif coastal walks and there's woods if you're a walker too tongue.gif
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