Author Topic: Has anyone been through Trowbridge recently?  (Read 1621 times)

Has anyone been through Trowbridge recently?
« on: May 19, 2008, 06:37:37 pm »
It's always been a slightly odd place (allegedly the glue-sniffing capital of Britain), but someone has seen fit to erect a huge sign on the side of a house, as you leave town in the Westbury direction:

"SMOKING DURING PREGNANCY IS TANTAMOUNT TO MANSLAUGHTER". 

I did a double-take.  Surely you need planning permission for something like that?
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Re: Has anyone been through Trowbridge recently?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 06:40:40 pm »
Only went to Trowbridge once.  Went to the Pump, the festival for those not in the know.  The beer tent bars were run by yocals and they just ignored all the rest of us and kept serving their yocal mates.   First and only fight I've ever seen at a festival ... 

Glosbiker

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Re: Has anyone been through Trowbridge recently?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 08:12:25 am »
I try to avoid Trowbridge as much as is humanly possible.

What an unprepossessing dump for a county town.
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Re: Has anyone been through Trowbridge recently?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 08:16:22 am »
I only go through Trowbridge to get to our depot in Westbury.  Doesn't look too bad from Westbury!

Re: Has anyone been through Trowbridge recently?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008, 08:25:45 am »
a mate of mine used to run the pie factory in Trowbridge.  Huge problems with vandalism, apparently.

Re: Has anyone been through Trowbridge recently?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008, 08:37:16 am »
I only go through Trowbridge to get to our depot in Westbury.  Doesn't look too bad from Westbury!
Look out for the sign - it's quite..er...strident.
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Re: Has anyone been through Trowbridge recently?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2008, 11:39:46 am »
I will keep an eye out, thanks Roger.  I'm due to pay a visit sometime next week.

Re: Has anyone been through Trowbridge recently?
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2008, 08:29:04 am »
Was it spelt correctly though?  I grew up in Bradford on Avon which is a little too close to T'bridge.  I found this to be not far from the mark:

http://www.chavtowns.co.uk/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2341

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Glosbiker

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Re: Has anyone been through Trowbridge recently?
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2008, 09:05:32 am »
Trowbridge seems to "enjoy" an unusually high homicide rate too......
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