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Started by randomfragments on Nov 12, 2020 3:17:41 PM
Where is Britain's equivalent of Four Seasons Total Landscaping ?

To which anonymous industrial-estate area of which town are your thoughts most drawn ?

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cozzer - 12 Nov 2020 15:19:18 (#1 of 23)

It would have to be in Swindon.

FrankieTeardrop - 12 Nov 2020 15:20:26 (#2 of 23)

Wyevale Garden Centre, Newport Pagnell Road, just off the Queen Eleanor Roundabout, Northampton

Arjuna - 12 Nov 2020 15:21:58 (#3 of 23)

The Ed Stone was unveiled in a car park in Hastings

fogsake - 12 Nov 2020 15:28:08 (#4 of 23)

Morecambe Bay Sands.

Lento_ - 12 Nov 2020 15:33:43 (#5 of 23)

Bracknell. All of it.

darkhorse - 12 Nov 2020 15:41:18 (#6 of 23)

How about a Chinese restaurant?

https://images.app.goo.gl/dBBvAGZmUZyM499C7

LomaxFairchild - 12 Nov 2020 15:43:08 (#7 of 23)

That's my local Chinese, darkhorse! The Royal China Garden up the road is better (but sadly closed for the foreseeable).

LomaxFairchild - 12 Nov 2020 15:45:31 (#8 of 23)

Getting lost on a bike trip, I ended up on an industrial estate in Sheffield that featured a sex shop sandwiched between a garage and plumbers' merchant. That would fit the bill admirably.

TheExcession - 12 Nov 2020 15:46:48 (#9 of 23)

There was something very Alan Partridge about the whole Four Seasons episode.

I fully expect Trump to be living in the US equivalent of a Travelodge and befriending an American version of Michael by this time next year.

FrankieTeardrop - 12 Nov 2020 15:48:30 (#10 of 23)

He's already well into the gorging on Toblerones phase, by the look of his bulk

fogsake - 12 Nov 2020 15:49:19 (#11 of 23)

Claridges - Accident Repair Centre, Southport

FrankieTeardrop - 12 Nov 2020 15:51:14 (#12 of 23)

"Where is Britain's equivalent of Four Seasons Total Landscaping ?"

Found it!

https://goo.gl/maps/YwamPUFXNQqeouvZA

bossab2 - 12 Nov 2020 17:13:19 (#13 of 23)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Park

Milton Trading Estate: a vast (250 acre) set of sheds near Didcot.

barkis - 12 Nov 2020 17:15:54 (#14 of 23)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilton_Park_services

CaptainBlack - 12 Nov 2020 17:29:33 (#15 of 23)

The British equivalent would feature an Asian shop that offered something unspecified to do with mobile phones or internet. Optional room full of PC parts in various stares of disrepair. Shop window featuring the faded box of a graphics card that was hot stuff several generations ago.

ReverendBlueJeans - 13 Nov 2020 11:46:06 (#16 of 23)

Highland Cooncil Planning Meeting, way back when

1 - The Longman - vacant land adjacent to the firth with lots of estuary wildlife, dolphins even, a memorial to the 17th C Cromwellian fort, a glorious location with hills on either side, forests and...

2 - Let's build several dual carriageways on it and then a humungous industrial estate with a big sawmil and a vast acreage of car showrooms...

3 - And surround that boring historical monument thing with a fuel storage facility.

1 - OK, agreed.

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-longman-industrial-estate-inverness-from-the-air-highland-scotland-111445690.html

mingmong - 13 Nov 2020 11:48:05 (#17 of 23)

#9 brilliant

bossab2 - 13 Nov 2020 12:20:35 (#18 of 23)

Then of course there is the Slough Trading Estate.

hailesaladdie - 13 Nov 2020 12:24:27 (#19 of 23)

Surely this is where they should go:

https://maps.app.goo.gl/KS9eViXZ6mSrrKwu7

Antimatter - 13 Nov 2020 12:30:44 (#20 of 23)

Or here, https://www.fourseasonsrestaurant.co.uk/

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