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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 18:08:01 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Trunks 2017/01/01 20:14:01
Trunks – Thanks mate. Saves me doing the thread.
 
I have lived in Hull for the past 52 years and counting (give or take the odd jaunt away in the forces). Born and bred there, moved away, moved back again.so I surely have the most experienced opinion here.
 
Hull has gained it's City of Culture accolade due to a variety of things, mostly I reckon as a city which encourages input from a vast multicultural society. In that, I'm not referring to Hull as a dumping ground for migrants or such like (hasn’t any large city?), but because it is open to many different cultures largely through education via its highly commended university and its many colleges.
 
My city has had a pretty poor reputation in the past, largely through the ignorance of poorly-researched journalists, Phil Spencer and people who relay too much of what they read (without experiencing a few days here), but in the past 10 years or so has turned itself around to be a very prominent city of growth industry which attracts folk from outside of the city with their businesses.
 
The nightlife is great. The pubs and bars are thriving now and the city has shown a vast restructuring of its public parks, streets and landmarks, and at last we are getting a proper music arena so things are definitely looking up with the entertainment side of things.
 
Sport is dominated by two top flight rugby league teams: Hull FC – top of the league last year and Hull Kingston Rovers (which I’d rather not talk about…red and white b’stards), and of course Hull City ‘Tigers’ football club, who tend to bounce in and out of the premier league each season.
 
The place will always have that boring old stigma of a "sh!thole" attached to it, but until you visit and delve deeper than the same old “what you read” nonsense, please keep an open mind. And I’ll also guarantee you that anyone here who disses Hull without reason because of its “reputation” will find the same sort of trouble, fighting, drugs problems and so on in their own cities as well. That happens everywhere, especially in London. There are good and bad areas to every major town or city but the people of Hull are by and large friendly, honest, genuine and hard working.
 
One problem we have – and it’s a major one - is that Hull and East Yorkshire Councils are run by old farts, and those old fart ideals still occupy the agenda in most of the city’s planning, and therefore Hull hasn’t moved upwardly mobile as some of its regional counterparts, such as Leeds or Sheffield. The rail network is also hopelessly out of date.
 
But, guys, if you can take the time to visit my hometown this coming year in its City of Culture, please do. I’m sure you’ll have an enjoyable time but don’t forget to tell me you’re coming and I’ll meet you for a beer. Until then, regards. I’ll reply to some of your posts now.
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 18:12:04 (permalink)
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Its a shi*hole.
 
Been there about 500 times and its a shi*hole.
 
Lots of immigrants who have come in hanging on to trucks walking about around Alexandra and King George docks with nothing but an bag of clothes.  That's probably the 'culture' aspect.
 
 

That's more times than I've been there pal. Give it another 500, and you'll start to enjoy the place. Maybe
 
You tell me another city with a port which doesn't have the same problem. And furthermore mate, I'd just like to ask where you are from? There's good and bad side to every town and I'm sure your hometown is no bed of roses. Just sayin' bud
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 18:13:11 (permalink)
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lol..never read so many bad things for a city.


Depends who you listen to mate doesn't it....hearsay, or those who actually know the city in question.


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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 18:14:59 (permalink)
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I only pass through on my way to the ferry, so I couldn't give a fair opinion. The bridge is a very impressive sight when you drive near it . Its incredible that people can build something that size. The bit I pass through looks a bit of a dump, but I don't know what the rest of the city is like.


A very fair summary, someone with an open mind and who doesn't put down a place until he knows more about what he is talking about.
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 18:16:56 (permalink)
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The annual fair is very good I must admit.


There we go, Trident...you're almost a convert! Hull Fair is one of the year's main attractions. And actually, the fireworks tonight to celebrate the City of Culture are apparently going to be a bigger and better display than those in London.
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 18:19:56 (permalink)
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Hull is the second worse place I have ever been to in the uk. Only Blackpool where I live is worse. ****ing **** holes. Can blame successive governments for allowing it to happen.

cu3ed
What didn't you like about Hull, Rasputin?
lol..never read so many bad things for a city.


What are the bad things you read about Hull, cu3ed?


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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 18:28:44 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby robert123 2017/01/04 16:39:13
I hear hull is where Jeremy Kyle gets a lot of his guests from.
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 18:34:19 (permalink)
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I hear hull is where Jeremy Kyle gets a lot of his guests from.

You won't wind me up mate, that's just the kind of thing I expected from a troll such as yourself. back on 'ignore'. lol.
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 18:43:58 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby NotForTheWeak 2017/01/01 19:22:22
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I hear hull is where Jeremy Kyle gets a lot of his guests from.

You won't wind me up mate, that's just the kind of thing I expected from a troll such as yourself. back on 'ignore'. lol.


the fact you've wasted 52 years of your life in a city such as hull speaks volumes about you. Explains why your so fvcking bitter and aggy.
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 18:57:16 (permalink)
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I hear hull is where Jeremy Kyle gets a lot of his guests from.

You won't wind me up mate, that's just the kind of thing I expected from a troll such as yourself. back on 'ignore'. lol.


the fact you've wasted 52 years of your life in a city such as hull speaks volumes about you. Explains why your so fvcking bitter and aggy.

Well you don't sound so pleasant yourself, my good friend. Note to self: keep this daft lad on ignore.
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 19:18:34 (permalink)
I cant be convinced, Hull is a dump! 
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 19:24:11 (permalink)
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I cant be convinced, Hull is a dump! 


Haha, here we go...the other one's cage is rattled once more! NotForTheWeak: Where are you from, my jovial friend? I'm guessing it's an absolute pleasurable paradise of a place, yes?
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 19:36:48 (permalink)
It doesn't matter where I am from, the thread is about Hull and it's award. The thread isn't about you.
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 19:40:02 (permalink)
That new Marina looks pretty smart last time went through its safe to say Hull much better than Grimsby on the other side .End of the day I guess its finding a new identity since the decline of the fishing industry
On a plus side never had aggro in hull but I guess if you go looking for it you will get it  
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 19:41:10 (permalink)
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It doesn't matter where I am from, the thread is about Hull and it's award. The thread isn't about you.


But I am merely answering questions on Hull and the topic above. If it was about "wherever you are from" (which, sadly, you won't disclose), I probably wouldn't have so much to say.
Do you criticise, for instance, Doc or Uriel, because they feature a great deal on the Brexit thread for example? No mate, I'm thinking it's probably because you enjoy to "bait" me. Do your worst, I'm easy with it.
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 19:42:35 (permalink)
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That new Marina looks pretty smart last time went through its safe to say Hull much better than Grimsby on the other side .End of the day I guess its finding a new identity since the decline of the fishing industry
On a plus side never had aggro in hull but I guess if you go looking for it you will get it  


Same as you'll get "aggro" in any town mate I would guess, if you were so inclined.
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 19:43:25 (permalink)
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But I am merely answering questions on Hull and the topic above. If it was about "wherever you are from" (which, sadly, you won't disclose), I probably wouldn't have so much to say.
Do you criticise, for instance, Doc or Uriel, because they feature a great deal on the Brexit thread for example? No mate, I'm thinking it's probably because you enjoy to "bait" me. Do your worst, I'm easy with it.



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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 19:45:45 (permalink)
As for Hull

I don't think it deserves the title City of culture.
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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 19:50:00 (permalink)
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But I am merely answering questions on Hull and the topic above. If it was about "wherever you are from" (which, sadly, you won't disclose), I probably wouldn't have so much to say.
Do you criticise, for instance, Doc or Uriel, because they feature a great deal on the Brexit thread for example? No mate, I'm thinking it's probably because you enjoy to "bait" me. Do your worst, I'm easy with it.



Classic narcissist 


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As for Hull

I don't think it deserves the title City of culture.


Well I'm sorry. I didn't have much to say in that particular gift. But yeah, I think Swansea should have got it really tbh.


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Re: Hull - City of Culture 2017 2017/01/01 20:24:57 (permalink)
Off topic but what's Newark like ? I'm going over next month.

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