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charleyfarley 9:08 Thu Nov 29
Leigh-on-Sea named the happiest place to live in the UK
Leigh-On-Sea may be happy, but Soldo won't be

Whatever happened to Leigh Jim?

Essex's Leigh-on-Sea has topped the list of the happiest places to live in the UK.

Online estate agent Rightmove interviewed 24,000 people for its Happy at Home index, asking people to rate factors such as community spirit, safety and sense of belonging.

The average cost of a house in the estuary town, three miles from Southend-on-Sea, is £384,349

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/happiest-places-to-live-in-the-uk-rightmove-london-leigh-on-sea-harrogate-hertford-a7195316.html

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gph 12:47 Wed Dec 5
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There's a picture of York Canoe club enjoying a pint in the King's Arms IN THEIR CANOES.

Won't happen again, as the pub now has flood defences installed.

eusebiovic 12:42 Wed Dec 5
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gph 12:40 Wed Dec 5

Yes I visited the Sam Smith's next to The Kings Staiths (Stairs) which is on the river front and regularly floods

gph 12:40 Wed Dec 5
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The Fox Inn on the A59, and The Volunteer on a side street off the A59 (on the right heading out of town, visible from the A59) are also worthy of mention.

And, of course, all but one of the City's Sam Smith pubs give you cheap good beer. The exception is, sadly, the Brown Cow, as it used to be one of the best pubs in York in the late 80s.

gph 12:36 Wed Dec 5
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Yes, the Phoenix is great. It was shit before it reopened, though. I avoided for years because of its past - keg John Smiths at best

gph 12:33 Wed Dec 5
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York Tap and Brew York Taproom are different things.

The latter is the first outlet of a new brewery in York, York Brew. It's on Walmgate, I think, although it might be after Walmgate turns into Fossgate on the way into town. Of course, you'd probably be going in the opposite direction.

eusebiovic 12:29 Wed Dec 5
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gph 12:26 Wed Dec 5

York Tap room is great - beer good, pies lovely plus it's directly on the train station platform back to London!

The Phoenix near The Barbican was a bit of a gem too

gph 12:26 Wed Dec 5
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Many a good time had in there.

Good beer, well-looked after.

The Golden Ball's another favourite, and I'm not quite sure why I haven't been in The Ackhorne for ages.

Not forgetting the Brew York taproom. Their food isn't great, but their beer is excellent and extremely varied.

eusebiovic 12:26 Wed Dec 5
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Nurse Ratched 12:22 Wed Dec 5

Sounds terrible...I know

The place is like one of those which used to exist in a middle of a terrace street and take up the same amount of space as a 2 up and 2 down ...don't think there are many if any left in London.

Nurse Ratched 12:22 Wed Dec 5
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"It encourages conversation with others."

Urgh!

eusebiovic 12:16 Wed Dec 5
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gph 12:00 Wed Dec 5

You know The Blue Bell pub then?

It's my dream of what the perfect pub should be...a very cosy front room and back room with a fireplace - bar in a small space between both with a serving hatch - which feels like somebody's house. It encourages conversation with others.

I could spend all day in an establishment like that! No dickheads allowed in there - it's understood.

gph 12:09 Wed Dec 5
Re: Leigh-on-Sea named the happiest place to live in the UK
I'd rather play bowls than walking football. I like bowls. I wouldn't like to be reminded I can't run.

Nurse Ratched 12:06 Wed Dec 5
Re: Leigh-on-Sea named the happiest place to live in the UK
You could play that there walking football.

No need to take up chess till you're 90.

gph 12:00 Wed Dec 5
Re: Leigh-on-Sea named the happiest place to live in the UK
Also met a few York-born West Ham supporters. We get everywhere.

gph 11:58 Tue Dec 4
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The first West Ham supporter I met up here was at a chess club. He was a Londoner, too, but he was a York City coach.

Last time I met him, he'd just been made redundant. Must be about ten years ago. Not seen him since, but I made a choice between football and chess - I'll go back to chess when I'm too old to play football (= 75, at least, I hope).

eusebiovic 11:33 Tue Dec 4
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gph 5:57 Tue Dec 4

Ah! That might be the reason then...

I visited recently and after a chat in a pub with one of locals - who was highly amused to actually meet a cockney who grew up 5 minutes from Lambeth Walk - he then asked if I was happy with the Olympic Stadium and revealed to me that the council there is building the football club a new community stadium with a swimming pool and library stuck to it as well. It will be run by someone else.

Good luck with that I replied...

gph 5:57 Tue Dec 4
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eusebiovic: I've tried watching York, on more than one occasion.

Each time I got a headache, worse than any I got from watching us under Allardyce.

If York didn't win this time, York City's attendances must be up...

boltkunt 5:52 Tue Dec 4
Re: Leigh-on-Sea named the happiest place to live in the UK
shit pit*

boltkunt 5:51 Tue Dec 4
Re: Leigh-on-Sea named the happiest place to live in the UK
I know one thing, Rochford is a shit put.

Thames Ironworks 5:25 Tue Dec 4
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It's all those cockles and winkles, natures happy drug.

Northern Sold 11:29 Mon Dec 3
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`Or grinning inbred easily pleased simpletons`?


Nope we sent all those to Botany Bay... you know on HMS Chokey and HMS John McVicar....left all the normal ones on this fair isle.... Gawd Bless the Queen

Sven Roeder 10:22 Mon Dec 3
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Happy?
Or grinning inbred easily pleased simpletons?

The jury is out


The jury is back
The second option, m’lud

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