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I will hopefully be moving there in September. God willing.
What's good to do in that neck of the woods?
its BEAUTIFUL. Old town or new? do tell...
I live in the same county, but haven't been for years. There is a model village which was the source of endless school trips.
The village is nice, very pretty but its full of rich cunts. This is a wide stereotype but probably deserved.
How old are you Hanky, if you don't mind me asking?
That's about it.
I am hopefully going to the National Film and Television School. It's the open day tomorrow, so I'll get to have a look round the town. I'm not really a party animal, but I do like to cut loose from time to time. So a few good places to go are needed to be found.
It is a picture perfect slice of suburbia though.
Well theres a few really nice pubs - Saracens Head & some others right near it which names I forget. Then there's a big Vodka Rev's next to the sainsburys which is good fun on both wednesdays and saturdays (the only nights i've been -not sure about others).
Its a really quiet area though, but not too far from Windsor, and old Amersham, which has more lovely pubs.
I may nip into the Saracens Head for a cheeky pint tomorrow. Case the joint.
Thanks for the info.
I might have to move back in with them if I don't get some kind of job by September or so...
Beaconsfield, though. The Old Town's lovely. 14 episodes of Midsomer Murders have been filmed there. Unfortunately, apart from the model village, there's nowt to do. Have you got a car? You need a car. There is no public transport in the heart of Tory country.
The closest place for gigs is probably High Wycombe, but now I think about it I think people have stopped touring through there since the White Horse shut down. Not that it was any good in the first place, mind. You'll be living next to a motorway junction, which is good, because you'll be spending a lot of time getting to places more exciting than Beaconsfield.
I mean, I imagine it's a lovely place to live if you're wanting a steady job and to settle down and want nothing more than to hang around in pubs older than the United States of America with country gents, but growing up in that area is the most boring and archetypal middle class snorefest.
I grew up in Iver, which is a smallish village in South Buckinghamshire. Cars are near essential, public transport minimal at best and London is the best place for local nightlife. At this stage for me its everything i don't want, and has been for the last 23 years.
For wealthy communting family life I imagine it could offer things, but for me it offer nothing.
I saw bloc party SUPPORTING Jetplane Landing there. Good times. And it was on 'britains hardest pubs' or something, wasnt it? It had lunchtime strippers. Awesome.
Oh and Hi, I spent between the ages of 0 - 10 living in stoke poges/farnham royal.
But I will be mainly getting educated, and I will be skint so my ventures to the smoke will probs be limited.
I was raised in the Cotswolds. I feel at home in the country and I adore old pubs. I think it will serve me well during my education.
I'd previously lived in a similar sort of satellite suburb of San Francisco, which was in really beautiful mountains and with loads of redwoods and stuff. The Just William aspect of Farnham Common was alright, I suppose, but the ages of 13-17 were pretty rough. I went to Challoner's in Amersham, so had a massive commute to school, and all my mates lived round that way so I could never just pop in...
I should stop ranting, I'm starting to sound misanthropic. It's just that I'm increasingly worried I might have to move back in with my parents, and I think I might go insane to be cut off from civilisation like that again...
(Oh, and someone told me the White Horse shut last year - I haven't been to Wycombe myself for a while)
The Rex in Berkhamsted is a amazing cinema, btw. It's like a cabaret loung from the 30s, with plush velvet chairs and red-clothed tables instead of normal rows of seats.
Ive been at home for the last 9 months or so, and its not been too good for my opinion on the place. In a year or so once I've moved out I should have a better memory of the place.
that you have to go to if you're a real ale fan. they only have guest ales, changes almost daily. Trying to find out for you.
Then you'll probably feel Beaconsfield is all hustle a bustle then! Shouldn't be a problem for you, which is good.
Nearest cinema is in Gerrards Cross (small Odeon, not that great, but it has its charms being so small with only two screens and all), and down in Slough (Cineworld, massive multiplex, standard except Screen 10 has reclining plush armchairs that are awesome). Lots of golf courses about. If it's pubs your after there's loads, similar culture to the Costwolds so you should fit right in.
Nightlife is the bugbear, really. Vodka Revolution, a chain bar, is the closest Beaconsfield has to a club; Winkers in Chalfont St. Giles is renowned for being voted the worst club in Britain something like 4 years running. The closest town people will regularly tour to that isn't London will be somewhere like Reading or Watford.
I went to st clement danes in chorleywood. Home Counties Ho!
So, so awful. Come to watford. We have rubbish clubs
Never realised there was such a strong contingent of us on here, but I guess it makes sense with the demographics and all.
How they thought the lounge area of a golf club would make a good nightclub is beyond me.
Moaning about the suburbs is far too heavy a pasttime for me at the moment.
Believe me, the memories have not improved. :(
The memories improved slightly, but it lasted about a week of being home.
It's totally in the middle of nowhere, just round the corner from an ex's house.
The bouncers are the strictest I've met, I dont think they're aware of where they are. This too has become a strip bar
So glad I've moved away.
That's pretty much it.
Beaconsfield SYCOB if you're a fan of Non League Football - sadly inhabited by a bunch of utter nobbers like Jamie Jarvis and Mark Nicholls.
Pretty good train connections into Marylebone
Beautiful little place too.
I love non league footy. Amazing in it's shittyness.
It probably will though. September is when I predict my travel monies to run out.
I've got a friend who moved back home to Chesham in her third year of uni (she goes to Roehampton) and has completely resigned herself to never moving away in the foreseeable future. She was living in London and decided that, nah, she preferred gentle pubs and knowing everyone in the same town. I just cannot comprehend such a mentality, especially as she was, like me, desperate to escape at first.
that was the pub i was trying to find for him. fucking amazing. good skills
Wait until you see Nicholls and his alcoholic chums chasing the ref around the grounds of the Southern League...
Watford is shit
Watford has dicks
Watford lacks tits.
Although it was based in West London in thems days.
That's close enough for me. Friday and Saturday nights in London.
The only problem is the last train is at 00:10. So looks like I'll be pushing through till dawn in the nations capital.
First train on Sundays is at 08:00. That'll do.
Is your beer served to you between the breasts of amazonian beauties?
The one near Gloucester is the one I'm on about.
There was a time when The FGR were supposed to play a team from Yorkshire and they went to the Forest Green in Kent or somewhere, Hampshire maybe.
that you have to go to if you're a real ale fan. they only have guest ales, changes almost daily.
not all factually accurate. But I'm so used to shit chain pubs now, that this place is an absolute treasure. I go there with my dad when I see him. We get quite drunk. There's always beer festivals on, and everyone is so friendly.
His house was called Forest Rose, in Oakley Green. Whoops
I love ale. The cows will come home before I stop drinking it.
Please remember the name. I'm genuinely excited.
the White Horse, Hegerley
it's a really cool place. Might take the missus down there this sunday actually. Brilliant beer garden too :)
St. Mary's Primary School?
I went to st anthonys in Farnham Royal
Ive been stuck waiting on a job for a long while, and have been here since September minus 7/8 weeks or so in India. Its driving me insane, ruining any chance I have of a social life and ruining my r'ship with my mum.
By september I should be out though.
just down the road from Woolworths & Sainsburys. Maxwell Road I believe.
I used to play 5-a-side football in farnham common on friday nights. Good times. The smell of the Mars factory was awesome.
Was pretty awesome.
we got SO much free chocolate.
for 13 years. Cheers :)
the Indian restaurant in the high street is the best Tandoori food I've ever experienced. Th pub next door to it is quite good too.
Small world. There is nothing to do there. Ended up enduring the long tube ride from Uxbridge to central London to attend gigs as often as possible as soon as I was old enough and could afford to.
Beaconsfield is nicer and has a bit more going on.
That or the dreaded night buses back to uxbridge that seem to be slower than if I walked the distance.
My grandad moved there because it was so pretty.
Your best off going to the High wycombe for nights out. White horse have some good rock gigs on. At least they did a few years ago.
did you live - Richings Park, or Iver proper?
My folks live in Burnham now, which is similar to Iver in many ways but at least its nearer to Slough, Maidenhead, Windsor...
I went to school in Burnham, and is mildly better, but takes a little longer on the train and has an even less regular service.
did you use to sneak onto the backlot of pinewood studios as a kid? good times.
there about 10 years back. pretty crappy gig. good story!
The fields around are great for a 12 year old kid to run around. Not so much use when you get to drinking age though.