Please log in or register. Registered visitors get fewer ads.
Forum index | Previous Thread | Next thread
Stoke 11:47 - May 21 with 2649 viewsmylittletown

I am stuck on a train at Stoke-on-Trent station.

Stoke is the worst dump of all big English towns/cities - discuss
[Post edited 21 May 11:49]
0
Stoke on 12:04 - May 21 with 2171 viewsford6600

Luckily Stoke is home to the Titanic Brewery of Plum Porter fame....perhaps a bar at the station? Cheers
1
Stoke on 12:23 - May 21 with 2093 viewsmylittletown

Stoke on 12:04 - May 21 by ford6600

Luckily Stoke is home to the Titanic Brewery of Plum Porter fame....perhaps a bar at the station? Cheers


Potentially tricky meeting Manchester, but maybe next time, which could well be on the way home!
0
Stoke on 12:32 - May 21 with 2053 viewsDJR

I think the issue Stoke has is that it is comprised of six towns which merged into each other to form Stoke-on-Trent. This presumably means it lacks the character of a single town or city.
0
Stoke on 12:59 - May 21 with 1987 viewsBad_Boy_Mark

My young Son and I went to Stoke away on New Year's Day this year.

There is normally a bus that runs from the station to the ground, but this wasn't running on this day.

We spoke to a local police officer, who told us it's a 10-15 minute walk mostly alongside the canal and pointed us in the right direction.

We found the canal and walked and walked. We passed some people who were fishing and drinking, and there was a distinct aroma of drugs in the air.

We were wearing colours, and they gave us some clog, so we wished them well and carried on our journey. We met upon more people, and again the smell of drugs was prominent.

We must have walked for around 40 minutes before we got to the ground - never again...if the bus is not in service, it will be a cab for me
[Post edited 21 May 23:48]
0
Stoke on 13:31 - May 21 with 1917 viewsBlueandTruesince82

Lived there for 5.5 years during and post uni. Can confirm it to be a hole of the highest order.

Poll: Will Phil ever confirm we are actually close on a signing ever again

0
Stoke on 13:44 - May 21 with 1878 viewsstonojnr

Stoke on 12:04 - May 21 by ford6600

Luckily Stoke is home to the Titanic Brewery of Plum Porter fame....perhaps a bar at the station? Cheers


Yeah but they use artificial flavouring so I can't be a fan of a beer like that
0
Stoke on 13:51 - May 21 with 1853 viewsADStephenson

Stoke on 13:31 - May 21 by BlueandTruesince82

Lived there for 5.5 years during and post uni. Can confirm it to be a hole of the highest order.


I would agree with this assessment, having had the same experience, but the sense to leave after my three years were up!

www.adstephenson.com

0
Stoke on 13:51 - May 21 with 1847 viewsstonojnr

I can't remember how we did it, but once took a wrong turn into Stoke coming back from a Bolton game, we were trying to get back to Nottingham via the A52.

And it was the most desolate grim looking place ive been to in England,and I've been to Middlesbrough, it looked like they'd nuked the place or set it up for some kind of Mad Max style post apocalypse, streets with burnt out cars, gigantic warehouses with all the windows broken and half falling down, feral kids running around.

Never been on my list to visit as a tourist that's for sure.
0
Login to get fewer ads

Stoke on 14:05 - May 21 with 1781 viewsmattyboar

I also spent 4 years there at uni in early 2000’s.

A local I knew said “the problem with Stoke is that it wasn’t bombed on the war”.

Personally, I quite liked the place. Then again it could have just been the people I met at uni that I liked and not the locale 🤷‍♂️
1
Stoke on 14:07 - May 21 with 1774 viewsLord_Lucan

Stoke on 12:32 - May 21 by DJR

I think the issue Stoke has is that it is comprised of six towns which merged into each other to form Stoke-on-Trent. This presumably means it lacks the character of a single town or city.


Pretty sure when I went (I've only been once) Stoke on Trent is a tiny place and the biggest part of the town is.... Hanley?

“Hello, I'm your MP. Actually I'm not. I'm your candidate. Gosh.” Boris Johnson canvassing in Henley, 2005.
Poll: How will you be celebrating Prince Phils life today

0
Stoke on 14:11 - May 21 with 1753 viewsrattram

Stoke on 13:51 - May 21 by stonojnr

I can't remember how we did it, but once took a wrong turn into Stoke coming back from a Bolton game, we were trying to get back to Nottingham via the A52.

And it was the most desolate grim looking place ive been to in England,and I've been to Middlesbrough, it looked like they'd nuked the place or set it up for some kind of Mad Max style post apocalypse, streets with burnt out cars, gigantic warehouses with all the windows broken and half falling down, feral kids running around.

Never been on my list to visit as a tourist that's for sure.


I remember being corralled by traffic cones in the carpark, which got closer together until we were frisked by stewards. I was asked to remove my flat cap, and when I asked why was told 'no more questions or you'll not get in'! No surprise nothing found under the cap and then we had to pass the sniffer dog test. In the ground there was a grill with just enough room to get your drink through. The most unwelcoming team I've visited. I shan't be going back.
0
Stoke on 14:15 - May 21 with 1730 viewsITFC_Forever

I went to Staffordshire University in the mid-90s and while it won't win any prizes for aesthetics, me and my friends enjoyed our time there.

The locals were generally friendly (except on match days, when they would give any one who crossed their path a good kicking), and we had some great nights out.
The Place, Valentinos, Minstrels, Leadbelly's, Yates, Rosie O'Brien's Pumphouse and of course the Student Union, as well as the student pubs - the Roebuck, Merry Tippler (which turned into a Firkin) and the Terrace are all remembered with great fondness.

As Lucan says, Stoke itself is quite small, but the wider Stoke-On-Trent area is made up of several small towns, the main city centre being Hanley.

P 1126, W 502, D 288, L 336, F 1711, A 1360
Blog: Confessions of a Statto - Why We Bother

0
Stoke on 14:17 - May 21 with 1720 viewsbrazil1982

It's certainly up there. I would add Keighley, Rochdale, Salford, Burnley, Blackpool, Warrington, Runcorn, Wolverhampton, Crewe. All completely void of any features (except Rochdale town hall).

The walk to the ground by the canal is a long one and even more miserable in the dark and wet.
0
Stoke on 14:27 - May 21 with 1695 viewsBlueandTruesince82

Stoke on 14:15 - May 21 by ITFC_Forever

I went to Staffordshire University in the mid-90s and while it won't win any prizes for aesthetics, me and my friends enjoyed our time there.

The locals were generally friendly (except on match days, when they would give any one who crossed their path a good kicking), and we had some great nights out.
The Place, Valentinos, Minstrels, Leadbelly's, Yates, Rosie O'Brien's Pumphouse and of course the Student Union, as well as the student pubs - the Roebuck, Merry Tippler (which turned into a Firkin) and the Terrace are all remembered with great fondness.

As Lucan says, Stoke itself is quite small, but the wider Stoke-On-Trent area is made up of several small towns, the main city centre being Hanley.


Some memories there.

Was 2000 to 05 ish.

Vodbul nights in Valies on a Tues
Union for gobble on weds and on to Harry's Bar in Stoke Town for afters
Hanley Inc the place Thurs
Union for Shag on Friday
Sugarmill £10 all you could drink for indie tunes on Sat
Pub Quiz in the Roebuck on Sunday. Think that's long Town down with flats having gone up?
Monday to recover and do it all again the week after

Occasional nights out in Newcastle under Lyme too.

The terrace was a cracking pub run by 2 lesbians who always had sport on and kindly always put the cricket on one of the TVs for us when having an all day session.

University pizzeria and munchies for food plus there was a cracking curry house i can't rember the name of.

Other drinking establishments were frequented throughout.

I would agree that whilst it is a depressing place we had a good time there too, but I belive in the 20 odd years since it has become even more dour.

Miss the oatcakes and pikelets.

Poll: Will Phil ever confirm we are actually close on a signing ever again

1
Stoke on 14:33 - May 21 with 1671 viewsgiant_stow

Stoke on 14:15 - May 21 by ITFC_Forever

I went to Staffordshire University in the mid-90s and while it won't win any prizes for aesthetics, me and my friends enjoyed our time there.

The locals were generally friendly (except on match days, when they would give any one who crossed their path a good kicking), and we had some great nights out.
The Place, Valentinos, Minstrels, Leadbelly's, Yates, Rosie O'Brien's Pumphouse and of course the Student Union, as well as the student pubs - the Roebuck, Merry Tippler (which turned into a Firkin) and the Terrace are all remembered with great fondness.

As Lucan says, Stoke itself is quite small, but the wider Stoke-On-Trent area is made up of several small towns, the main city centre being Hanley.


Never knew that. Why isn't the main town called Hanley then?

Has anyone ever looked at their own postings for last day or so? Oh my... so sorry. Was Ullaa
Poll: A clasmate tells your son their going to beat him up in the playground after sch

0
Stoke on 15:43 - May 21 with 1558 viewsbluelagos

When they opened up the new dual carriageway from the M6 - I got pulled by a copper who was escorting the Towen team coach at the time.

Got off with a rollocking - my charm, politeness and supportive attitude to the difficult job traffic police do, paying dividends.

Poll: This new lockdown poll - what you reckon?

0
Stoke on 15:50 - May 21 with 1528 viewsDJR

Stoke on 14:33 - May 21 by giant_stow

Never knew that. Why isn't the main town called Hanley then?


According to Wikipedia, the town took its name from the town of Stoke-upon-Trent because the main centre of government and the principal railway station in the district were located there.
1
Stoke on 15:56 - May 21 with 1484 viewsmattyboar

Stoke on 14:27 - May 21 by BlueandTruesince82

Some memories there.

Was 2000 to 05 ish.

Vodbul nights in Valies on a Tues
Union for gobble on weds and on to Harry's Bar in Stoke Town for afters
Hanley Inc the place Thurs
Union for Shag on Friday
Sugarmill £10 all you could drink for indie tunes on Sat
Pub Quiz in the Roebuck on Sunday. Think that's long Town down with flats having gone up?
Monday to recover and do it all again the week after

Occasional nights out in Newcastle under Lyme too.

The terrace was a cracking pub run by 2 lesbians who always had sport on and kindly always put the cricket on one of the TVs for us when having an all day session.

University pizzeria and munchies for food plus there was a cracking curry house i can't rember the name of.

Other drinking establishments were frequented throughout.

I would agree that whilst it is a depressing place we had a good time there too, but I belive in the 20 odd years since it has become even more dour.

Miss the oatcakes and pikelets.


I was there 2000-04, we must have crossed paths whilst drunk at some point! I remember drinking in the Roebuck as the Birmingham semi in the Carabao Cup (or whatever it was called back then) was being played and celebrating as Scowie scored, i wasn't the only person in the pub celebrating!

Harry's Bar, we setup a footy team in my final year 03/04 and they sponsored. Some fantastic freebies from them that final year.

Sure you don't mean Brunchies rather than Munchies, those long £1 baguettes?

Roebuck defo knocked down now. Curry house we went to was down the road form Harry, Sangram.

Loved vodbull at Valleys, 50p a double - yes please!
0
Stoke on 16:01 - May 21 with 1465 viewshoppy

Stoke on 15:43 - May 21 by bluelagos

When they opened up the new dual carriageway from the M6 - I got pulled by a copper who was escorting the Towen team coach at the time.

Got off with a rollocking - my charm, politeness and supportive attitude to the difficult job traffic police do, paying dividends.


To be fair, that is rather over and above their call of duty to do that.

Poll: Which Which nickname for ITFC do you prefer? poll do you prefer?
Blog: Graphical Blog: I Feel the Need...

0
Stoke on 16:06 - May 21 with 1444 viewsbluelagos

Stoke on 16:01 - May 21 by hoppy

To be fair, that is rather over and above their call of duty to do that.


Made for a pleasant change, won't deny that.

Poll: This new lockdown poll - what you reckon?

1
Stoke on 17:53 - May 21 with 1283 viewsfarkenhell

Stoke on 14:15 - May 21 by ITFC_Forever

I went to Staffordshire University in the mid-90s and while it won't win any prizes for aesthetics, me and my friends enjoyed our time there.

The locals were generally friendly (except on match days, when they would give any one who crossed their path a good kicking), and we had some great nights out.
The Place, Valentinos, Minstrels, Leadbelly's, Yates, Rosie O'Brien's Pumphouse and of course the Student Union, as well as the student pubs - the Roebuck, Merry Tippler (which turned into a Firkin) and the Terrace are all remembered with great fondness.

As Lucan says, Stoke itself is quite small, but the wider Stoke-On-Trent area is made up of several small towns, the main city centre being Hanley.


I was there 86 to 89. You mention many places that I had long since forgotten, so thanks for the memories. Special shout out to the Roebuck, where we would cash cheques, then drink the proceeds, stagger home penniless at the end of the night to be passed by the landlord driving his Roller!

Kronenbourg 1666 was 66p a pint in the student union bar in my first year.

I also had the pleasure/privilege of playing against Saint Micky Mills in a 5-a-side competition whilst there. St Mick was the manager of Stoke at the time and he brought a team down to play the competition winners. He had long since retired but was by far the fittest and strongest on the pitch (well, sports hall) and I had the bruises to prove it for a long time afterwards!

Were Alan A'Court and Fred Beeston still there when you were there? Lovely people, but sadly both long since departed.

The older locals were great people, salt of the earth. Those our age were generally a bunch of dickheads.

Edited to say it was called North Staffs Poly when I went there. How could I have forgotten that!
[Post edited 21 May 17:55]
0
Stoke on 17:55 - May 21 with 1263 viewsMK1

Norwich has Carrow Road, so I would argue your point.
0
Stoke on 17:58 - May 21 with 1242 viewsfarkenhell

Stoke on 14:27 - May 21 by BlueandTruesince82

Some memories there.

Was 2000 to 05 ish.

Vodbul nights in Valies on a Tues
Union for gobble on weds and on to Harry's Bar in Stoke Town for afters
Hanley Inc the place Thurs
Union for Shag on Friday
Sugarmill £10 all you could drink for indie tunes on Sat
Pub Quiz in the Roebuck on Sunday. Think that's long Town down with flats having gone up?
Monday to recover and do it all again the week after

Occasional nights out in Newcastle under Lyme too.

The terrace was a cracking pub run by 2 lesbians who always had sport on and kindly always put the cricket on one of the TVs for us when having an all day session.

University pizzeria and munchies for food plus there was a cracking curry house i can't rember the name of.

Other drinking establishments were frequented throughout.

I would agree that whilst it is a depressing place we had a good time there too, but I belive in the 20 odd years since it has become even more dour.

Miss the oatcakes and pikelets.


Was the curry house called The Monzul by chance (god knows where I dragged that up from!) The Place on a Thursday night (student night) til 2pm, followed by a Monzul.

Memories!
0
Stoke on 19:05 - May 21 with 1115 viewsITFC_Forever

Stoke on 17:53 - May 21 by farkenhell

I was there 86 to 89. You mention many places that I had long since forgotten, so thanks for the memories. Special shout out to the Roebuck, where we would cash cheques, then drink the proceeds, stagger home penniless at the end of the night to be passed by the landlord driving his Roller!

Kronenbourg 1666 was 66p a pint in the student union bar in my first year.

I also had the pleasure/privilege of playing against Saint Micky Mills in a 5-a-side competition whilst there. St Mick was the manager of Stoke at the time and he brought a team down to play the competition winners. He had long since retired but was by far the fittest and strongest on the pitch (well, sports hall) and I had the bruises to prove it for a long time afterwards!

Were Alan A'Court and Fred Beeston still there when you were there? Lovely people, but sadly both long since departed.

The older locals were great people, salt of the earth. Those our age were generally a bunch of dickheads.

Edited to say it was called North Staffs Poly when I went there. How could I have forgotten that!
[Post edited 21 May 17:55]


Yes, Alan A’Court was there when I was (1993-96), he was the manager of the Sports Hall and I knew him a bit as I played for the football team. He was a genuinely nice guy, and had a decent career for Liverpool in the 1960s.

I was there just after it converted from a Poly to a Uni and had loads of money spent on it.
In my first term alone (Autumn 1993), they built brand new lecture theatres and classrooms at sleek Road (almost opposite the Terrace), and trebled the size of the Leek Road Union.

The halls had only been a couple of years before - it was a great time to be there, I loved it.

P 1126, W 502, D 288, L 336, F 1711, A 1360
Blog: Confessions of a Statto - Why We Bother

0
Stoke on 19:35 - May 21 with 1060 viewsArnoldMoorhen

Stoke on 16:01 - May 21 by hoppy

To be fair, that is rather over and above their call of duty to do that.


The long arm of the law comes in handy for a reach around.
0
About Us Contact Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Cookies Advertising
© TWTD 1995-2024