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Post by Elvistears » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:37 pm

This is mostly to make Rachel feel welcome, but perhaps others will post on it too.

Carlisle is the northern-most city in England, according to trivial pursuit.

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Post by humblebee » Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:26 pm

It's alright, Carlisle. I quite like it.

They need to clean up the pigeon shit from the railway station though.

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Post by darvé » Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:36 pm

I've never been to Carlisle, but i like the fact that the railway goes from being electric to diesel here and they used to have to change the engines to match the destination there. I was semi obsessed with this many years ago.

Also, when Gravesend and Northfleet (as we were then) played Carlisle in early 2004, the supporters club tentatively looked into hiring a private jet for the day out. It never came to anything but that would have been some day out.

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Post by humblebee » Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:55 pm

Carlisle is notable for having had public ownership of the brewing and pub industry from 1916 to 1971.

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Post by crystalball » Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:21 pm

Has Carlisle got stone-paved streets? I've gone through it twice on the National Express and it looked so dreamy. I've always wanted to go back and visit.

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Post by sunnyset » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:17 pm

Oh I do feel welcome! Thank you!

And now I know lots of facts about Carlisle too.

There are quite a few cobbled streets around and about. I was walking on them this very morning.

That's a shame you didn't get a jet up for the match, although hopefully the cheer-leading squad Nixon’s Vixens made up for it. (I've never seen Nixon’s Vixens because I don't go to the football but people tell me they are funny, and in summer they set the sprinklers on them when they try to do their routine at half time).

It's a nice little city, I think. More people should visit and more things should happen here though.

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Post by Mr Bear » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:44 pm

Is there a wall* in Carlisle? As there's an old song which mentions the sun shining down on Carlisle Wall. It'd be nice if it were still there.

* I mean, I'm sure there are lots of walls in Carlisle, but a city wall of sorts.

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Post by humblebee » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:00 am

I might have seen that wall when I was there the other week. I was coming out of a pub next to the cathedral. It looked like the sort of wall that might be a notable Wall rather than just any old wall. Y'know, like, dead old.

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Post by Elvistears » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:45 am

I think I went to see Hadrian's Wall when I was in Carlisle... its pretty close, yes? I have a picture of me taken by me in front of the wall. Actually, I don't have it yet. Its in one of about 76 disposable cameras floating round my house that I mean to get developed one day.

Err...this was more about me than Carlisle. Sorry.

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Post by DimitraDaisy » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:40 pm

Hey! Look! There's a sunnyset here! Who knew!

I don't understand why there is no Exeter thread... hmmmf... and the only thing Ian posts with MY name in it also contains pterodactyls... What a world!

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Post by Elvistears » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:56 pm

But there is an Exeter thread!

And the post with your name in it also mentioned Sarah Cracknell. That's the highest form of flattery!

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Post by Elvistears » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:58 pm

Carlisle is the most northerly English City and the smallest in population terms but largest in land area
Carlisle boasts the highest and lowest points in any city, ranging from sea level to the top of coal fell, (initial caps) 2041ft
Carlisle had the first letterbox on mainland Britain


who'd have thunk it? Carlisle is like MAGIC!

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Re: Carlisle

Post by round bits of plastic » Mon May 19, 2008 8:39 pm

i find it har dto believe that carlisle is the largest city by area in the uk- surely that's not right?

anyway, i'm in cumbria now so i thought i'd post here. i'm really not sure how far away carlisle is or how i'd go about getting there,

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Re: Carlisle

Post by humblebee » Mon May 19, 2008 9:16 pm

round bits of plastic wrote:i find it har dto believe that carlisle is the largest city by area in the uk- surely that's not right?

anyway, i'm in cumbria now so i thought i'd post here. i'm really not sure how far away carlisle is or how i'd go about getting there,
Have to be a bus from Grasmere. Although you could bus it to Penrith and get on a train there - that might be faster if the connection is quick.

One or two Carlisle types told me that largest city thing when I was up there. It's not a particularly meaningful claim though is it? It's just kind of an administrative quirk really.

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Re: Carlisle

Post by round bits of plastic » Tue May 20, 2008 1:56 pm

humblebee wrote: Have to be a bus from Grasmere. Although you could bus it to Penrith and get on a train there - that might be faster if the connection is quick.
buses go to kendal, barrow-in-furness, and some bother place that i keep pronouncing incorrectly. i might go bussing when i get a day off/have cash. buses around here cost a FORTUNE - 6,40 for a day ticket! SIX POUNDS FORTY!
One or two Carlisle types told me that largest city thing when I was up there. It's not a particularly meaningful claim though is it? It's just kind of an administrative quirk really.
still, i don't think i believe it. but then i wouldn't cos i'm like that,

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Re: Carlisle

Post by tryanother » Sun May 08, 2011 1:16 am

Goint to revive this thread,anyone around my neck of the wood's,very lonely up here and folk's don't take it too kindly to me blasting bmx bandit's,fizzbombs or the shop assistants at them :(

I'm 6ft,short spikey haired,well mannered and don't bite haha,would be willing to travel as far as edinburgh for a good brew and natter :)
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Re: Carlisle

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Sun May 08, 2011 2:46 pm

I briefly lived up that was but escaped back in 2009. Yowza.
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Post by GrangeHillChav » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:35 pm

crystalball wrote:Has Carlisle got stone-paved streets? I've gone through it twice on the National Express and it looked so dreamy. I've always wanted to go back and visit.

Yeah, years since i've been to Carlisle - but i'd love to go back again one day!

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