Buses are the only reason why Kingswood survives. People buy food when passing through, just to get to bath or a neighbouring county.
'beaten for the price of a bag of fish and chips', was one Bristol headline that I remember.
Welcome to weston-super-mare where you can eat skanky fish and chips cooked in hydrogenated oil from last summer season.
Richey Edwards from the Manic Street Preachers is quoted to have said about his hometown "if Blackwood was a museum it would be full of shit and rubble". Chorley on the other hand IS a museum made of
Portishead. A band, but also a place with a rather unique and confused bunch of inhabitants.