Frank wrote:I'll never get why they keep trying to gentrify Digbeth in Birmingham with the Custard Factory and all the rest of it. They're obviously pouring money into it but there's *nothing* to show for it.
They had some music "festival" there last year and one of the guy's from work went, and just discribed it as "a stage in a car park with a portapotty"
I still think it's a bad location for ghetto golf when the street outside looks worse than the "ghetto" inside.
People I work with are always voting Digbeth for socials and I just don't get it. The only time I've really enjoyed it was ghetto golf, for which you have to give credit where it's due as it is a great setup. Although perhaps I simply went in with very low expectations.
I always much rather stay around the main central areas. Basically anywhere near Pigeon Park (does anyone know its actual name?) or the Mailbox/Brindley Place.
I've always known pigeon park as pigeon park. But it's real name is st Phillips square.
Living in Southend is probably being the worst place I've lived. It's certainly the most dangerous. Two people have been killed near the football stadium. There was a guy with a gun on top of the shops this weekend.
The shops along London road are mostly shut. The weird thing is there are some really nice areas. Along the sea front is well kept and there are a lot of nice houses there.