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Started by BBBilly on Jun 5, 2021 9:15:05 PM
Historic Market Towns

On a day out in Norfolk today we stopped for a coffee at Downham Market , which describes itself as an "Historic Market Town", a sign we've seen in other places. I suppose a faded 1970s shopping centre and 3 stalls could qualify, but not what we expected.

What other bullsh*t descriptions do places use to lure the unsuspecting visitor?

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Shadrack22 - 05 Jun 2021 21:46:00 (#1 of 57)

One of my ancestors died after being knocked down by a ‘muck cart’ in Downham Markst.

DesEsseintes - 05 Jun 2021 21:55:37 (#2 of 57)

'Gateway to the (insert somewhere else entirely here)'

barkis - 05 Jun 2021 22:00:30 (#3 of 57)

Surprisingly a quick web search suggests that only Skipton claims to be the "gateway to the Dales".

breakfast - 05 Jun 2021 22:05:48 (#4 of 57)

Gateway to Hell. I haven’t seen anywhere advertised as that.

BBBilly - 05 Jun 2021 22:07:22 (#5 of 57)

God's own county.

Venice of the North.

CarlosFandango - 05 Jun 2021 22:15:49 (#6 of 57)

Montana bills itself as Big Sky Country.

How can its sky be bigger than, say Holland, or any other flat place. Just silly.

bossab2 - 05 Jun 2021 22:16:25 (#7 of 57)

https://www.englishukeast.com/news/article.php/Nor
wich--It-really-is-a-fine-city!

Arjuna - 05 Jun 2021 22:21:17 (#8 of 57)

There used to be a sign at Coventry railway staion declaring it to be The City in Shakespeare Country.

TRaney - 05 Jun 2021 22:29:32 (#9 of 57)

I've been in Montana and live in Holland and can confirm the sky is bigger in Montana.

Maybe if you are higher up the horizon is lower and the sky bigger.

carterbrandon - 05 Jun 2021 22:29:35 (#10 of 57)

Well it is, and up until relatively recently it had a fine medieval centre, and in the Mystery Plays it has claim to a significant part in the history of theatre.

DesEsseintes - 05 Jun 2021 22:36:00 (#11 of 57)

'Robin Hood Country'

barkis - 05 Jun 2021 22:39:29 (#12 of 57)

Robin Hood Airport.

JohnIlly - 05 Jun 2021 22:41:16 (#13 of 57)

HISTORIC ROMAN SETTLEMENT



Says the road sign

solomongursky - 05 Jun 2021 22:41:38 (#14 of 57)

Bossab's link:



Norwich City Football Club, part owned by famous cook Delia smith, is now back in the premiership where we hope they will thrive for more than one season. Let’s not mention where they are in the league table at the moment…

Season hasn't started yet, fuckface.

CarlosFandango - 05 Jun 2021 22:52:43 (#15 of 57)

I've been in Montana and live in Holland and can confirm the sky is bigger in Montana.

I've spent plenty of time in both and never noticed any real difference. Granted I was mostly around Kalispell, where the undulations generally reduce the 'sky dome' to something less than 2pi sr.

In contrast, much of rural Holland seems to present virtually a full hemisphere.

If climbing up a relatively isolated hill is all it takes then there are plenty of places that have a better claim than Montana.

I think it's all suggestion, frankly.

Verdigris - 05 Jun 2021 22:54:24 (#16 of 57)

Idaho: Famous potatoes

Tomnoddy - 05 Jun 2021 22:58:50 (#17 of 57)

Musselburgh. The Honest Toun.

Tomnoddy - 05 Jun 2021 22:59:25 (#18 of 57)

Peebles for Pleasure.

CarlosFandango - 05 Jun 2021 23:00:05 (#19 of 57)

Harwich for the Continent

Frinton for the incontinent

Verdigris - 05 Jun 2021 23:02:33 (#20 of 57)

Totnes: Twinned with Narnia

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