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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? 07:36 - Jun 29 with 2761 viewsPippin1970

Lancaster for myself. Spent millions on university so huge influx in students spending money into the city. Everything improved shops transport links etc etc.
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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 07:41 - Jun 29 with 2479 viewsbluelagos

Liverpool, Newcastle centres have been transformed, the suburbs less so.

For me, the big failure has been to regenerate the transport links between the big cities. Try catching cross country trains, they are sh1te. No wonder the roads get clogged uo with all the environmental implications.

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 08:49 - Jun 29 with 2395 viewsSuperblue95

Bury St. Edmunds has changed a bit since I lived there as a kid

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 09:09 - Jun 29 with 2368 viewshatch

Birmingham has transformed in recent years with the new team extension, new Grand Central Station which is a railway lovers wet dream and the development of Paradise Circus. Not to mention the Mailbox and Bullring developments of a decade ago. Even Digbeth on the way to St Andrews is becoming Birmingham’s very own Shoreditch.
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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 09:12 - Jun 29 with 2359 viewsBigManBlue

Sheffield for me. City centre's much less of a dump, but still a lot of decent boozers.

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 09:43 - Jun 29 with 2316 viewsWeWereZombies

Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 07:41 - Jun 29 by bluelagos

Liverpool, Newcastle centres have been transformed, the suburbs less so.

For me, the big failure has been to regenerate the transport links between the big cities. Try catching cross country trains, they are sh1te. No wonder the roads get clogged uo with all the environmental implications.


Glasgow and Dundee. But, as you point out, the regeneration only stretches so far. True in Ipswich too, the dockside is quite swanky but a few steps brings you to an intolerable traffic jungle and the wasteland of Cardinal Park. A couple of miles up the Norwich Road and Whitton looks as in need of tender loving care as ever.

I am struggling to think of any town or city that has brought all of its districts up to scratch evenly.

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 09:43 - Jun 29 with 2318 viewsbluejake78

Gt Yarmouth
Great improvement as they've added half a dozen more chip vans to the market.
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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 09:45 - Jun 29 with 2309 viewsfooters

Camden's really come on since they got rid of anything cultural or remotely interesting.

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 10:27 - Jun 29 with 2259 viewslinhdi

Leeds city centre - it's brilliant nowadays. And Bristol, which was always relatively ok, is now fab.
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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 12:01 - Jun 29 with 2146 viewsGuthrum

Cardiff.

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 15:48 - Jun 29 with 2002 viewsclive_baker

Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 08:49 - Jun 29 by Superblue95

Bury St. Edmunds has changed a bit since I lived there as a kid


Bury is a lovely place now, it really impressed me when I went there recently. Good for a session on the booze too.

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 16:33 - Jun 29 with 1957 viewsstrikalite

Peterborough is growing massively, seems to be a new township springing up every time I'm down one of the parkways, the football ground side is the old side, they're developing all around there now and the old ground stands out like a soar thumb, needs knocking down and moving imo closer to the A1...
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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 17:20 - Jun 29 with 1905 viewsroysboys

Rome. You should have seen it before the Romans came.

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 21:42 - Jun 29 with 1772 viewswallyvincent

Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 16:33 - Jun 29 by strikalite

Peterborough is growing massively, seems to be a new township springing up every time I'm down one of the parkways, the football ground side is the old side, they're developing all around there now and the old ground stands out like a soar thumb, needs knocking down and moving imo closer to the A1...


I think I’m right in saying the club now own the freehold, expect within the next 5 years the club to move t out of the centre and a new retail complex etc etc.
Peterborough really is such an enigma. The cathedral, nene park, the steam railway just some of the quaint attractions coupled with the dross in the city centre and some of the surrounding sprawling estates.

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 23:56 - Jun 29 with 1674 viewsThe_Last_Baron

Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 09:09 - Jun 29 by hatch

Birmingham has transformed in recent years with the new team extension, new Grand Central Station which is a railway lovers wet dream and the development of Paradise Circus. Not to mention the Mailbox and Bullring developments of a decade ago. Even Digbeth on the way to St Andrews is becoming Birmingham’s very own Shoreditch.


Birmingham is a dump.

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 00:04 - Jun 30 with 1667 viewsOldsmoker

Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 21:42 - Jun 29 by wallyvincent

I think I’m right in saying the club now own the freehold, expect within the next 5 years the club to move t out of the centre and a new retail complex etc etc.
Peterborough really is such an enigma. The cathedral, nene park, the steam railway just some of the quaint attractions coupled with the dross in the city centre and some of the surrounding sprawling estates.


I was driving at 11pm through W Norfolk taking the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed.
After Chatteris I headed for Huntingdon going for the A14 to get on the M6. Somewhere I took a wrong turn and found myself on a 4-lane motorway heading towards Peterboro' that I couldn't get off. It was all lit up and I was the only car on the road.
Peterboro' must have something going for it if it's got that sort of infrastructure.

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 07:23 - Jun 30 with 1550 viewsWeWereZombies

Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 00:04 - Jun 30 by Oldsmoker

I was driving at 11pm through W Norfolk taking the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed.
After Chatteris I headed for Huntingdon going for the A14 to get on the M6. Somewhere I took a wrong turn and found myself on a 4-lane motorway heading towards Peterboro' that I couldn't get off. It was all lit up and I was the only car on the road.
Peterboro' must have something going for it if it's got that sort of infrastructure.


My theory on that stretch of the A1 is that it was built when John Major was in office and, I guess purely by coincidence, happens to be quite close to John Major's home...

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 08:14 - Jun 30 with 1493 viewsTractorWood

Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 00:04 - Jun 30 by Oldsmoker

I was driving at 11pm through W Norfolk taking the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed.
After Chatteris I headed for Huntingdon going for the A14 to get on the M6. Somewhere I took a wrong turn and found myself on a 4-lane motorway heading towards Peterboro' that I couldn't get off. It was all lit up and I was the only car on the road.
Peterboro' must have something going for it if it's got that sort of infrastructure.


That bit of the A1(M) is absolutely excellent. I've always been puzzled why it's there as it's always very quiet. Didn't know it was because John Major wanted an easy commute.

I know that was then, but it could be again..
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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 08:36 - Jun 30 with 1468 viewsHerbivore

Norwich has improved a lot since I first moved here.

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 09:36 - Jun 30 with 1425 viewsPJH

Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 08:36 - Jun 30 by Herbivore

Norwich has improved a lot since I first moved here.


Because you moved there?
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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 09:41 - Jun 30 with 1410 viewsHerbivore

Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 09:36 - Jun 30 by PJH

Because you moved there?


I mean it's hard to infer causation but the correlation is undeniable.

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 09:46 - Jun 30 with 1399 viewsGeoffSentence

Berlin. It was a right tip in the mid-1940s. It's pretty cool now.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 09:52 - Jun 30 with 1387 viewswellsy700

Worcester

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 13:32 - Jun 30 with 1303 viewsstrikalite

Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 21:42 - Jun 29 by wallyvincent

I think I’m right in saying the club now own the freehold, expect within the next 5 years the club to move t out of the centre and a new retail complex etc etc.
Peterborough really is such an enigma. The cathedral, nene park, the steam railway just some of the quaint attractions coupled with the dross in the city centre and some of the surrounding sprawling estates.


I think if ever they did manage to get into the Championship again they'd move the ground yes, strange ground now, two new stands and two old ones, at least we'll have all the Motorpoint stand behind the goal to generate a good atmosphere..

A lot of restaurant places in the City now, Queensgate still decent and adding a cinema next to John Lewis with all that parking will help the Centre..

Coming straight off the A1 is where it's growing hugely, easy commute to Cambridge once the A14 is sorted, Hampton, Orton Northgate etc are huge now, no real need to go into the City, all good food places in Hampton, Cinema etc straight down the parkway..

Two really good golf courses too, always in great condition, pay as you play too..
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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 19:09 - Jun 30 with 1177 viewsThe_Last_Baron

Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 09:46 - Jun 30 by GeoffSentence

Berlin. It was a right tip in the mid-1940s. It's pretty cool now.


Was great around 2006 but has gone downhill in the last four years.

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Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 19:25 - Jun 30 with 1164 viewsGeoffSentence

Towns or Cities that have improved in time? on 19:09 - Jun 30 by The_Last_Baron

Was great around 2006 but has gone downhill in the last four years.


But still better than the mid to late 40s though, yeah?

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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