How big is where you live?

How big is where you live?

Poll: How big is where you live?

Total Members Polled: 730

London/inside the M25: 10%
Major city (approx 500k upwards): 9%
Large Town to Moderate City (100k-500k): 12%
Moderate to Large Town (20k - 100k): 16%
Large Village/Small town (5k - 20k): 25%
The arse end of nowhere!!: 28%
Author
Discussion

Wilts_jeff

59 posts

16 months

Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Small village 5 miles outside the UK's #1 Russian tourist attraction and UK Novichok centre. Just over 500 people, approx 180 houses. Pub, shop, primary school, church and village hall. Work in London so suits me perfectly....

Vanordinaire

3,701 posts

112 months

Tuesday 15th January 2019
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GetCarter said:
Looking at the poll, I think we need to define 'arse end of nowhere'.
If you can't walk to your nearest pub, you're in the 'arse end of nowhere'. If you can't walk home from the pub, you're pissed.

GetCarter

27,115 posts

229 months

Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Vanordinaire said:
If you can't walk to your nearest pub, you're in the 'arse end of nowhere'. If you can't walk home from the pub, you're pissed.
Quickest way to my local is by sea!

opieoilman

4,402 posts

186 months

Tuesday 15th January 2019
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I wouldn't say middle of nowhere, there are a few houses around me, but it's definitely not busy. Until summer that is, then what seems like a million people descend on the local holiday parks.

talksthetorque

7,046 posts

85 months

Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Vanordinaire said:
If you can't walk to your nearest pub, you're in the 'arse end of nowhere'. If you can't walk home from the pub, you're pissed.
Our local is 2 doors away. But it shut for a month after we moved in.

So from that description I’m in and out of the arse end frequently!


I also wonder if the previous owner of our house was keeping the place afloat!

TameRacingDriver

12,842 posts

222 months

Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Not exactly sure how to answer. I live in Gateshead (approx 200,000) but this is part of a larger metropolitan area (Tyneside) which is around 900,000 and to anyone from outside this area it is to all intents and purposes one big place, even though the locals are strangely tribal at times.

sjabrown

1,365 posts

110 months

Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Small, remote. On the edge of the strung out village of Onich in Highland Scotland.

had ham

3,844 posts

133 months

Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Bob-iylho said:
Very nice village, I'm down the road in the little version byebye
Apologies, missed this last week.

wavey I'm often in the Nags - much, much nicer than The Bull...

Frank7

4,258 posts

37 months

Tuesday 15th January 2019
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75-80 metres from the Thames, (south side), just under one km east of Tower Bridge.

Jack Mansfield

3,158 posts

40 months

PH Community Bloke

Friday 8th February 2019
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I went from Coggeshall (around 5k) to London (nearly 9m)... Always enjoy heading back to the countryside though cloud9

Bullet-Proof_Biscuit

447 posts

27 months

Friday 8th February 2019
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London SW17, I get the tube 1 stop to the local pub, its 500 meters away..

boxedin

806 posts

76 months

Friday 8th February 2019
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DoubleD said:
A village is a small settlement usually found in a rural setting. It is generally larger than a "hamlet" but smaller than a "town". Some geographers specifically define a village as having between 500 and 2,500 inhabitants. In most parts of the world, villages are settlements of people clustered around a central point.22 Aug 2013
village |

National Geographic Society
When I were a small lad, and staying over with relatives, we'd walk into into the 'Village'; Blackheath Village.


PositronicRay

17,646 posts

133 months

Friday 8th February 2019
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Bullet-Proof_Biscuit said:
London SW17, I get the tube 1 stop to the local pub, its 500 meters away..
Too dangerous to walk?

AC43

7,479 posts

158 months

Friday 8th February 2019
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Lahhndahhn

Earthdweller

3,874 posts

76 months

Saturday 9th February 2019
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The view from my window just now .. I think it qualifies as the arse end of nowhere

Earthdweller

3,874 posts

76 months

Saturday 9th February 2019
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GetCarter said:
Looking at the poll, I think we need to define 'arse end of nowhere'.

I suggest a minimum of 100 mile round trip to the nearest supermarket / bank etc.
I’m not that bad but ..

There are three houses in my “hamlet” surrounded by farms, pop about 8

The nearest pub, which has a small shop in it, selling the basics, is two miles away

The nearest village is 6 miles .. has a population of 500 .. one supermarket, one church and six pubs

The nearest large town with two supermarkets pop 5k is 20 miles away and has a bank and cash point

The nearest big town ( they call it a city pop 79k ) has a hospital and traffic lights and is about 40 miles away

hoagypubdog

270 posts

94 months

Saturday 9th February 2019
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Just 12 people in 7 houses. Hamlet in rural Ayrshire. We haven't even got a sign to say you've arrived.