What is the town you live in famous for?



What is the town you live in famous for?

Postby peterchecksfield » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:48 am

Margate:

(1) Chas & Dave had a hit with a song called 'Margate'.

(2) The Beatles played here for a week in 1963.

(3) A Christmas special of 'Only Fools & Horses' was filmed here.

(4) Tracy Emin was born here, & bases much of her work on the town.

(5) Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall held their wedding reception at a hotel here.

(6) www.nakedinthanet.com 8)
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Postby unchained » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:14 pm

The Hague (Den Haag):

1) European Court

2) Golden Earing

3) Scheveningen beach
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Postby Tony Papard » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:21 pm

London:

1. One of the world's great capital cities

2. First underground railway system

3. Historical buildings like Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral
Hampton Court, etc.

4. I was born here, what the Hell else d'ya need to know?
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Postby peterchecksfield » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:56 pm

Tony Papard wrote:
4. I was born here, what the Hell else d'ya need to know?


So was I! :D

That's why I put "The Town you live in" rather than "Your Home Town".
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Postby Piet » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:12 pm

Rosmalen The Netherlands (I prefer Holland);

Famous Tennistournement (Ordina Open) on grass and a warming up for Wimbledon.

"Rock around the jukebox" event (every year)

Homeplace of The Shuffles and Albert West (Chalala I love you)

Bill Haley played here once

Chris Andrews (Yesterday man) lived here for a while

I was born, raised and still living here (so do our son and daughter with their families)
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Postby bailbath » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:58 pm

Bath UK
Roman Baths
Georgian buildings
Solsbury Hill (I live under it!
:? )Peter Gabriel lives round here
Built on the side of a Volcano.
Hot springs
Bath Rugby
Twerton!!
Bath buns at Sally Lunns (suger cube in middle)
Johnny Depp is supposed to live here
Tears for fears (Who came from my school.Year above mine)
Bath Spa new tourist attraction hated but paid for by the people of Bath!
Tourists
Lots of great shopping for the tourists
Jane Austin
Pulteney Bridge
River Avon
Weir
Great food and pubs
http://visitbath.co.uk/site/pictures-an ... bath-video
I bet you wished you never asked now!!
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Postby Piet » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:20 pm

bailbath wrote:Bath UK
I bet you wished you never asked now!!
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And you didn't even mention Kar. :!:
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Postby bailbath » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:29 pm

She is so famous that I assumed that everyone already knew :wink:
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PS Karen says hello Piet :thumbsup
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Postby Piet » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:06 pm

Hello to you to Karen, hope you're doing fine. :lol:
I forgot to mention my home-town has a windmill and for you to find out who's on the picture. :roll:

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Postby bailbath » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:36 pm

Dig the pic, i,m cool enjoying a nice port with Ian.
Kar xx
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Postby martin bates » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:18 pm

Tony Papard wrote:London:


2. First underground railway system



wasn't that Glasgow ?

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Postby Tony Papard » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:15 am

martin bates wrote:
Tony Papard wrote:London:


2. First underground railway system



wasn't that Glasgow ?

Martin.


No, London 1863, Glasgow 1896 - this is from Wikipedia:

The Glasgow Subway is an underground metro line in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. Opened on 14 December 1896, it is the third-oldest subway system in the world after the London Underground and the Budapest Metro.

I was born in the old London boro of Marylebone, just off Oxford Street, lived in various parts of North London, and also Hertfordshire, but for the past 35 years have lived in Battersea, South London.

Battersea is an Inner London suburb, NOT a town, but it is famous for:

1. Battersea Power Station - depicted on a famous Pink Floyd album cover. The power station's been derelect for over 30 years.

2. Battersea Dogs (and now Cats) Home

3. Battersea Fun Fair and Pleasure Gardens (no longer existing unfortunately. Just Battersea Park remains).

4. Also known as 'South Chelsea' or even 'BatTERsia' to the posh people who've moved in and swallowed the Estate Agents' blurb.

5. Princess Margaret used to slum it here with Roddy Llewelwyn who had a club here. They used to eat in the 555 restaurant, 555 Battersea Pk Rd. The Duchess of York, Fergie, used to live in Clapham Junction, which is really Battersea. She should have been called the Duchess of Clapham Junction, but it doesn't have quite the same ring to it!

6. Battersea Heliport

7. Clapham Junction Station, busiest in Britain
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Postby martin bates » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:15 am

Tony Papard wrote:
martin bates wrote:
Tony Papard wrote:London:


2. First underground railway system



wasn't that Glasgow ?

Martin.


No, London 1863, Glasgow 1896 - this is from Wikipedia:

The Glasgow Subway is an underground metro line in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. Opened on 14 December 1896, it is the third-oldest subway system in the world after the London Underground and the Budapest Metro.

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thanks Tony - the entry goes on to say.....The subway is not the oldest underground railway in Glasgow itself; that distinction belongs to a 5 km (3 mi) section of the Glasgow City and District Railway opened in 1863, now part of the North Clyde Line of the suburban railway network, which runs in a sub-surface tunnel under the city centre between High Street and west of Charing Cross......


so it could be a close thing; I took an interest as I worked on the renovation for some time in the 70's when I worked for a firm of surveyors in Sale - where I now live. I know at the time I was told it was the first underground system ;clearly it could only have been that stretch of track - if at all.

I live in Sale;
famous for

M.N. Oliver & Co. Land Surveyors.
And the most famous branches of all large stores are here....you'll often see signs in the window proclaiming "Marks & Spencer sale" or such like.

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Postby Tony Papard » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:04 pm

martin bates wrote:
Tony Papard wrote:
martin bates wrote:
Tony Papard wrote:London:


2. First underground railway system



wasn't that Glasgow ?

Martin.


No, London 1863, Glasgow 1896 - this is from Wikipedia:

The Glasgow Subway is an underground metro line in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. Opened on 14 December 1896, it is the third-oldest subway system in the world after the London Underground and the Budapest Metro.

Britain



thanks Tony - the entry goes on to say.....The subway is not the oldest underground railway in Glasgow itself; that distinction belongs to a 5 km (3 mi) section of the Glasgow City and District Railway opened in 1863, now part of the North Clyde Line of the suburban railway network, which runs in a sub-surface tunnel under the city centre between High Street and west of Charing Cross......


so it could be a close thing; I took an interest as I worked on the renovation for some time in the 70's when I worked for a firm of surveyors in Sale - where I now live. I know at the time I was told it was the first underground system ;clearly it could only have been that stretch of track - if at all.

Martin.


Interesting - I didn't know that, but it's not nowadays part of the Glasgow Underground or Subway system, basically just a circle line in the city center. I know Glasgow well as my partner came from there.

The 1863 part of the London Underground is now part of the Circle/Metropolitan/Hammersmith and City Lines (actually all one line with different trains running over it), between Baker St and Farringdon I believe.

The Metropolitan Line was a very grandiose scheme, originally planned to link Manchester, London and Paris (via an early version of the Channel Tunnel). It never got much further northwest than a village beyond Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, and never extended South of the River Thames, let alone the Channel.
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Postby Perk » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:43 pm

I dont think my town is famous for anything! but perhaps for hockey fans.
I hate sports & hockey myself. But here´s what i would mention.

Ornskoldsvik,Sweden!

1. Highcoast area, i am in the middle of it! Check this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_High_Coast

Great nature here! Close to the sea!

2. Hockey, pleases the sports fan i guess. Peter Forsberg lives here. I´m sure Piet knows Peter Forsberg.

3. Bill Haley was drunk at our biggest hotel in 71. I been corrected on this and it might more likely be later in the 70´s. He did not perform here though.

Othervise peace and quiet!

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