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all i remember is:
- there is an IBM building there
- there is a building with a very narrow lift that is quite scary to a 2 to 4 year old
- the fire brigade are very efficient at coming out to cut a cake tin off your sister's head after you jammed it on her
Almost immediately, one would assume
Concrete shopping centre, industrial parks miles from the station, everyone drives everywhere, horrible pubs
I would say.
The big shopping centre they built has kinda become the entirety of the town centre. So its cracking if you enjoy going to the shopping centre. It has a nandos and a cinema in.
Pretty shit for pedestrians. Vast amount of huge roundabouts and big roads hemming you in.
Reading is much better place to live, and not very far away and gets all of the cultural stuff around there.
I seem to remember some sort of "big cat" scare. The Beast of Basingstoke.
Total Hot Fuzz 'for the greater good' vibe about the place
one of my old chums from uni had a summer house in Basingstoke, in a a bit called overton. A whole gang of us would go there in the holidays, it was fun, I think he had about 15 acres. I like Hampshire.
called Quidhampton. There is a paper mill there and that is where historically the bank of England legal tender was printed. Which is why a pound note is known as a quid.
Yes I am this interesting in real life too.
hope you end up in basingstoke you prick
Could be a bonus.
On the ol' drive down to End of the Road as soon as one passes the junction for Basingstoke you know that you will soon be rewarded with a glimpse of Ston'enge.
Traffic down the A303 would mean at least a 50 minute drive at the best of times. Ah well.
Dunno, Stonehenge again?
^said in partridge voice
Palgrave Macmillan lives there
So glad I don't have to go to Basingstoke any more.
And on the rare occasions that I went to Basingstoke it felt like Basingstoke was much worse.
That should set off alarm bells.
Really? Bracknell is worse than Basingstoke (ie there's an Odeon in Basingstoke).
made Bracknell's concrete underpasses feel more inviting to me.
(was trying to think of an "Ah but Bracknell has a ..." type response, but genuinely can't think of anything.)
"A working progress"
has Coral Reef tbf.
That's practically Wokingham!
and to the south, wokingham's the other side innit?
Next you'll be telling me it's in Martins Heron...
But you have nailed it there. Absolutely the best thing about Bracknell is that it's near a place called Martins Heron.
will have a nando's in 2017
Seems to be chineham business park, so if that's what you're into you'll have a blast.
fucking terrible place.
according to an old colleague of mine. We'd gone for a drink the day after the Christmas party (maybe he was befuddled) and said his aunt was spending the break in the north. He meant Basingstoke. Wish I'd have replied Basingstoke is only in the north if you're French.
I'd say "it's perfectly fine. You can have a nice life there if you like chain stores, malls and working in service industries and light manufacturing"
as a teenager the bad thing was the lack of any culture whatsoever. All the gigs happen in Reading or London.
I'm assuming the forum is already aware of http://www.basingstoke.me.uk
Seemed ok. Average enough town really. Festival place is decent