Stoke-on-Trent a.k.a Joke-on-Trent

Living in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, West Midlands

Stoke-on-Trent, what a dump. It’s embarrassing to say you live here. A city slowly dying, well it’s actually already dead, but the locals haven’t woken up that fact yet. They are still living in the past of Reginald Mitchell and the long defunct Pottery industry, now a city of call centres and distribution centres where […]

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Stoke On Trent – A place devoid of intelligence

Living in Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire

I lived in Stoke-On-Trent for three years, and worked there for over 10, and there’s one irrefutable truth about the place that has remained unchanged for all that time – the place is a complete sh*thole, and the people really are as thick as pig sh*t. It’s not that their accents make them sound braindead […]

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Stoke on Trent – the place the Government forgot

Living in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Once the thriving Potteries, now its main industry is Bet365, which, as one of the local Councillors informed me proudly, is the only new industry to come to the area since Michelin did in 1926. The Michelin now shut, alongside most of the Pot banks, pits, steel works, retail and two thirds of the Local […]

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Stoke-on-trent, more like Sh*thole-on-trent

Stoke-on-trent, well, where do I begin? A run-down, deprived armpit with delusions of grandeur for starters – a dreary conurbation of 5 (or is it 6?) towns shovelled together & called a city. The ‘crowning jewel’ of which is Hanley, the ‘shopping centre’ with a boring mall called INTU The Potteries Centre, umpteen empty shops […]

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