Padfield: Gentrified urbanites and curtain twitchers

Living in Padfield, Glossop, Derbyshire

People with all their own teeth and the correct amount of digits would feel out of sorts and ill at ease living or visiting Padfield. Full of stone terraces and farms, interbreeding within the community has been a strong pastime over the years, but change is afoot. The sprawl of people from Manchester that can […]

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Shirebrook – A Traditional Market Town

Living in Shirebrook, Derbyshire

Having moved to Shirebrook from London, we were looking for a community spirit village to bring our children into the real world, with life experiences. We chose Shirebrook due to its local market centre, impressive Schools and facilities, and transport links. It’s not the Emmerdale experience that some may expect, yet it is surrounded by […]

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Glossop – I escaped this place as soon as possible

Living in Glossop, Derbyshire

After having been raised here since birth to a rare pair of parents that weren’t related to each other in any way, I escaped Glossop as soon as possible and haven’t been back in 20 years. I hear it’s been hit by gentrification now, but in all seriousness it really needed hitting by a particularly […]

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Breaston: stuck in the year 1500, village of *******

Living in Breaston, Derbyshire

The Derbyshire village called Breaston, is still stuck in caveman times. If you’re pro hunting, fox hunting etc, then this might be the place for you. Folk who live here are Neanderthals, can spot them by the way they speak words like “UGG”, scrapping their clubs along the ground or their fists. Highlight of the […]

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Bakewell: the traffic Tokyo of England

Living in Bakewell, Derbyshire

As you drive into Bakewell on a public holiday or weekend, you cross the beautiful Victorian bridge and enter the town centre, by which point you will be losing daylight and will have to turn around and go back through the traffic Tokyo of England, where children are taught from a young age to ignore […]

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Ilkeston: The perineum of the east midlands

Living in Ilkeston, East Midlands

The perineum of the east midlands is between Nottingham and Derby, this sinkhole of humanity known as Ilkeston has a derby postcode, but is more closely located to Nottingham than Derby. Tourism and activities There are not a great number of scheduled activities here but the anual Charter fair takes place every October and is […]

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Wirksworth where breeding outside of your own family is frowned up

Living in Wirksworth

A town where breeding outside of your own family unit is frowned up at the very least. This is of course masked by the faux hippy image that people seem to favour in this day and age in order to make a place with no outstanding values appear “quaint”. Naturally this has raised the price […]

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Codnor the land of the living dead

Living in Codnor

Codnor is a little village or as they now like to call it a “Towwen” best known throughout the world for its pet shop. When giving directions to someone for any reason the reply will be “oh yea that’s where the pet shop is”. Residents of Codnor naturally have a natural hate for the neighbouring […]

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Buxton teenage turf wars!

Living in Buxton, Derbyshire

Buxton is a nice spa town located in the country surrounded by beautiful views. A town full of tourist attractions, the springs, the old baths, solomons temple, the pavillion gardens, pooles cavern and many more! The town is full of many things to do for a day out. As a tourist Buxton has potential to […]

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Chesterfield, **** boy racer central

Living in Chesterfield

I’ve lived here for just over a year now and I hate it already. I live right near the town centre. Every other car is a ****** boy racer, revving it up and showing off to absolutely no one (genuinely deluded enough to look through their mirrors for attention thinking people actually care and enjoy […]

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Ripley, a collection of nail bars and kebab shops

Living in Ripley

Yes this old market town that only has one actual market stall was described this way by the BBC. In reality a collection of nail bars and kebab shops would be more accurate. Aside from such shops Ripley also has plenty to offer the casual visitor including the old Co-op store that changes uses every […]

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South Normanton ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover!’

Is South Normanton, Bolsover a nice place to live

I am writing this post in defence, from a post which I just stumbled across!  I moved to the large village of South Normanton 7 years ago, and would quite humbly state, that the only reason I would leave is to emigrate to a warmer climate. For the most part, the village is a hard-working, […]

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