Sunday, 14 July 2013

Is your town crap ?

Some years ago, the Idler published a list of 'Crap Towns', which had been nominated by their residents.
There were short descriptions of 50 towns and cities, along with images which were chosen to show the town in the worst possible light. This in itself makes a useful homework task: to deliberately search for negative / positive etc images in Caravan Gallery style...
A new version of the book is planned, and a shortlist of cities has been created.
Here's the shortlist  - is your town on there ?
Does it deserve to be on there ?

Aberdeen
Antrim
Bacup
Banbury
Barnsley
Bedford
Belfast
Bicester
Blackburn
Blackpool
Boston
Bradford
Brighton
Broxburn
Burnham Market
Bury St Edmunds
Calais
Camberley
Castleford
Chipping Norton
Chorley
Coventry
Craven Arms
Crawley
Croydon
Dagenham
Derby
Doncaster
Dudley
Dufftown
Dundee
Dursley
Easington
Felixstowe
Fort William
Four Marks
Garstang
Gateshead
Gibraltar
Glastonbury
Great Yarmouth
Grimsby
Hackney
Hartlepool
Hatfield
Haverhill
Haworth
High Wycombe
Hull
Huntingdon
Ilfracombe
Jarrow
Jaywick
Kilmarnock
Leamington Spa
Lewes
Lincoln
Liverpool
London
Loughborough
Louth
Lowestoft
Luton
Maidenhead
Medway towns
Merther Tydfil
Milton Keynes
Morecambe
Newhaven
Newquay
Newton Stewart
Nuneaton
Oxford
Peterlee
Plymouth
Pontefract
Poole
Portsmouth
Rhyl
Scarborough
Sheerness
Sheffield
Slough
Southampton
Southport
Stafford
Staines
Stockton-upon-Tees
Stoke On Trent
Stratford-Upon-Avon
Swansea
Thetford
Thurso
Tilston
Warrington
Woking
Woodstock
Worksop
Wrexham
York

There has been plenty of local press in the last week or so in many of these towns - look at the way that local papers have been presenting the story and supporting their own towns...

Where is your nearest potentially not so good town ?

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