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Stumpy Pepys
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Nil thread.
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Will it be just an evening? Or a weekend?

If it's an evening then you're screwed.

If it's a weekend, and you have a car, then the options are marginally better.

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Seriously?

Arse around with monkeys

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Stumpy Pepys
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No, I was joking. I was wondering if anyone had a good word for Stoke (pottery lovers and locals aside).
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Go and see the Fine Fare building in nearby Newcastle under Lyme. If it is still there.
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There's bound to be a local museum all geared up to tell you what a 'saggar maker's bottom knocker' is.
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Also good for Arnold Bennett enthusiasts. You can do the "Arnold Bennett trail".
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noj
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Stoke-on-Trent is a bizarre town, with no real centre. Obviously it makes a bit more sense when you realise it's five towns and a lot of sprawl stuck together, but when the centre is actually Hanley town centre with the Potteries shopping centre or Stoke Town Centre with the Town Hall and a one way system you realise how bad the place is.

Half of Stoke is built on landfills too. Most of them are just filled with pottery shraff, but there are a few nasty ones about too. The last time I was there I was surprised to see some new housing built right next to one of the real nasty ones (off the Leek Road). Festival Park is built on a nasty one too - just near there there's some permament flares which constantly burn on methane generated from the landfill below.

Some bizarre stuff as well ; there's otters in the middle of Stoke too as they found a place on the Trent where Minks won't go.

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quote:
There's bound to be a local museum all geared up to tell you what a 'saggar maker's bottom knocker' is.
Indeed. The Potteries Museum's not bad either, but it's closed at the minute. What brings you to Stoke, Stumpy?

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There was a huge gas leak in Stoke yesterday, which had still not been contained by this morning. As a consequence it took me over two hours to get to work.

On Tuesday night, Chorley were meant to be playing in Kidsgrove, which is part of Stoke, more or less. The game was called off 20 minutes before kick-off owing to a frozen pitch. Since the ground in Macclesfield was frozen all day, I would think that the same was probably true of Kidsgrove. However they still saw fit to have players and fans travel all that way for nothing.

I don't have a good word to say about Stoke. If you don't have a compelling reason for going there, and watching football is the only one I can think of, I strongly suggest you give it a wide berth.

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"I don't have a good word to say about Stoke. If you don't have a compelling reason for going there, and watching football is the only one I can think of, I strongly suggest you give it a wide berth."

Seconded. even going to watch football there should make you have a long think about it.

Terrible, terrible place. Never, ever go out in Hanley. Ever.

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My mate Les at work tells a story about going to Stoke and returning to his car to find someone had crapped on the bonnet.
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You don't work for the Newcastle-under-Lyme tourist board by any chance, do you PR7th Heaven?
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Stokies love Newcastle. On a Saturday night then can regularly be found "going up 'castle duck".

When the alternative is a night out in Hanley it's not surprising though.

I once went to the Beer Fesival in Stoke (at the Town Hall). That was quite good.

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Surely someone like Mike Pejic or Alan Bloor must run a pub there with tons of yellowing photographs of the 1972 League Cup Final above the bar..?
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