Chulla 4,946 Posted January 11, 2015 Report Share Posted January 11, 2015 OK, we've all had a good laff at the expense of Bulwell. Perhaps it is time to give it a rest. Yes, there are some undesirables living there, but you can say the same for some other areas of Nottingham containing 25,000 people. 25,000 is a lot of people in one area - probably Lenton and Radford or St Anne's and Sneinton would be comparable. Maybe the problem with Bulwell stems from it being a town, not a district, within the City boundary, and this stands out more so than an area full of council houses. Is it the only such town; I cannot off-hand think of another? The town has a history of low-paid employment - the pits, hosiery and garment manufacture, plant-pots!, much the same as nearby Hucknall; not an atmosphere to engender a high percentage of clever people. But just look at the lovely photographs posted by RGR in the Bulwell Bogs thread, #43, 44 and 70. How many towns in England would give their eye-teeth to have a tree-lined river with a little old stone bridge, right in their town centre. It is a pity that royalty never visited the town and dangled their aching feet in the Leen. Had they done so then we could rightly call the place Bulwell Regis. Sadly, the nearest it came to this was naming a pub after King William IV! From now on I'm going to give the place a little respect, and find some other subject to take the piss out of. 8 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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