Living in Wakefield
Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Yorkshire

Wakefield, commonly abbreviated to Wakie, proud of its ‘city’ status but blind to its many faults. Nightlife, packed on a Friday and Saturday night, not with happy people having a fun night out, but with shirtless foul mouthed drunks significantly of two distinct types:

  1. the 18 to 26 year old male who after 2 pints of stella takes his shirt off and displays a physique only his mother could love (and often does) he can be seen either arguing with a bouncer or lying unconscious as a result of drink or from contact with the said bouncer.
  2. The only other type you will see will instantly define ‘grab a granny’ only you really really wouldn’t want to touch let alone grab any part of these 40 to 60 year old grandma’s, it is a successful pull for them if the bloke they end up with in the underpass next to the prison at the end of the night isn’t their offspring.

During the day, if the Samaritans haven’t been able to help you and you want to end it all, take a walk down by the cathedral between M&S and McDonald’s. As well as the usual teen mum with a bunch of rainbow kids, handily named ‘sod off’ ‘f*ck off’ and ‘little cu*t’, you will also see the track suited chav (ensemble finished off with a pair of brogues nicked from the charity shop). He strides along with a pitbull on one side and on the other something of what I presume to be female who resembles an extra from Dr Who, wearing dark glasses and a soft neck brace sat astride a mobility scooter. What they both have in common is the can of stella in one hand and a greggs steak bake in the other.

The positives are that Wakefield has been improved by the influx of eastern Europeans, they have taken over the empty and boarded up shops and are making a go of it and they and take no crap from the local chavs and wannabes.

  • davygsi

    Wakey may have some smart looking clubs and bars and designer stores in Trinity Walk but its hard to find anyone who speaks anything other than polish,lithuanian,slovakian,romanian,etc.its main street is full of immigrant foodshops wer u can stock up on jars of pickled veg,beetroot,kielbasa,etc not that am against them just gives a bad image to visitors from outside the area,in most other towns and cities immigrant foodshops are in residential areas outside the centre.

    Indigenous wakey folk tend to be lot more reserved and closed than in pennine mill towns like Bradford and Huddersfield and sometimes u think that they’re friendlier when drunk than sober.Feel sorry for local people who struggle to get jobs because of all Eastern Europeans and Africans who seem to rule the roost in the local job market as there are plenty of jobs but many of them like warehouse operative vacancies at Next in South elmsall are advertised on Polish,Latvian jobsites and not locally only Manager,supervisor and Admin roles available for locals.

  • msec

    40% true, 60% exaggerated. Wakefield has noticeably gone downhill over the past 10-15 years, especially since the credit crunch. Most cities / towns of this size are easily affected by economic factors. The nightlife isn’t a patch on what it was, in the late nineties / early 2000’s you could have a good night out any night of the week. Now Sunday to Thursday it’s a ghost town. Wakefield is also massively hindered by quite possibly the most backward and arrogant council anywhere. Some of the decisions of the past few years have ranged from ridiculous to bizarre. Still, it is my home city, where I grew up and I will always love it, even if it is mainly due to what I remember it being, rather than what it is.

  • denjax

    Its simple if this person hates wakey and its inhabitants so much then f**k off somewhere else or back to wherever the hell he snuck out of, probably in the back of a truck.

  • Janek

    He appears to be an Eastern European with perfect English, and I suspect a portfolio of buy to lets for the Rumanian’s Wakefield will see arriving in January.

  • sam

    as i was reading the article about wakefield i was thinking it was all 50% bull sh*t 50% true the night life is really good i never see any fights and where do u ever go and dont see sum1 passed out cos they cant handle there booze but the article was clearly written by the eastern europeans anyway so who cares 😀

  • Yorkshireman

    Three Yorkshire places in the top three worst places to live? This website must be run by a Lanc.