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Post by jayen_aitch » Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:47

Oooh, We're getting out of Hull early today because it's going to be a bit crazy down at the stadium... there having a rugby match AFTER a football match (with two hours to turn things round) and they are setting up for Hull fair... not a good time to live minutes from the stadium.

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Post by whininggirl » Wed Oct 03, 2007 22:09

I've been to Hull.

It was gray.

I did the fish walk with my boyfriend at the time and got a certificate.

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Post by Contravene » Wed Oct 03, 2007 22:13

I went to university there briefly, it was fun and sunny

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Post by bonjour_tristesse » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:50

I miss Hull. I miss Spiders and the little record market and the pubs in the Old Town! I do not however miss the smell of burnt ovaltine that drifted through the air of a morning..

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Post by jayen_aitch » Sat Oct 06, 2007 22:37

When I first moved to Hull I loved that cocoa smell... it did not take me long to tire of it.

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Post by jayen_aitch » Sun Oct 07, 2007 14:45

Hull Fair started on Friday, it's all bright, shiny and suspect.

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Post by Blank Frack » Wed Oct 17, 2007 13:20

I work in Hull on Mondays.

My poor wee heart soars with joy at the magnificent sight of the Humber Bridge (no, really, it does - I do love a nice bridge) but my goodness, turning right off Perth Street West onto Chanterlands Avenue at 5pm isn't something you'd want to do every day.
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Post by humblebee » Wed Oct 17, 2007 14:28

It is an awesome sight, actually, the bridge. It's like the Angel of the North, except useful.

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Post by jayen_aitch » Wed Oct 17, 2007 20:48

I was at the Bridge's board meeting today.

Mr Frack, if you ever want to meet for a cup of tea or a Monday evening, or something stronger, do let me know.

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Oct 18, 2007 07:43

Hull is the second worst place to live in Britain. FACT. Kirsty and Phil told me so last night.

Grimsby is the fifth. We hammered you.

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Post by Damian » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:30

What was number 1?

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:31

Middlesbrough. Of course.

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Post by humblebee » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:09

I saw that. Wasn't Nottingham fourth or something?

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:15

It was.

Rushcliffe, were me and Jamie and Hannah and Richard and Sven and Aline live was in the best chart.

Cos we're posh.

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Post by jayen_aitch » Fri Oct 19, 2007 09:00

Do you turn your nose up at people from Nottingham and tell people the last bit of your address is Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire.

Are you the happy winners of the postcode lottery, and do you lord it over all and sundry because of your better services?

Do you deny that Rushcliffe is a suburb of Nottingham and have a campaign to get it its own postcode.

I bet you do, you big bunch of poshos.

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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Oct 19, 2007 09:06

I just posted in the wrong thread.

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Post by soft revolution » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:25

I couldn't let the Hull thread languish down here so I thought I'd share my experiences of when I went to Hull to kick start an anorak communal memory of Hull.

Firstly, I ended up playing pool in a pub with some locals in a massive scream pub, one of who showed me his collection of screws in his pocket. He dontated me two.

I had the best fish and chips ever.

Though I did have to explain to a curry house how to make a pathia. Bet they loved me.

I *did* go to Spiders and was ill but not due to drinking.

I watched Alan Partridge with an ace Japanese guy.

Finally I remember the Lantern Tavern because it had a pool table and Ewok figures in it.

And that was my weekend in Hull.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Post by bonjour_tristesse » Thu Feb 07, 2008 13:57

Hull has some really friendly locals i think. A lot of weirdos hanging round the town centre though. Spiders. The Chinese Laundry. The brown river. Watching the fish in the Sailmaker's Arms. Feeding the ducks in Queen's Gardens. The pub with the smallest window in the world (possibly). Playing pool upstairs and putting tunes on the jukebox in Ye Olde Black Boy. Finding cool 7"s at the market. Pave. Chip spices. The Lamp.

Wouldn't really want to live there again though!

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Post by soft revolution » Thu Feb 07, 2008 14:23

Ahh. It was The Lamp, not the Lantern Tavern which had the Star Wars figures!

There used to be a record shop in the town centre with 7"s in the basement. I got a Boyracer 7" from there and they had Shinkansen stuff too.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Post by bonjour_tristesse » Thu Feb 07, 2008 14:27

Ahh right, I don't remember anywhere called the lantern tavern..

Did you ever go to Disc Discovery at the bottom of Spring Bank? Oh I forgot to mention Granny's Treasures (or something similar) - a shop that sells old magazines and trinkets near the train station! It's brilliant, like stepping back in time. Run by old ladies in wigs.

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