Britons 'pay premium for spa towns'

Mar 14, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Ripon Gazette

Britons are prepared to pay a significant premium to live in a spa town, with Bath among the highest, research has indicated.

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Mar 14, 2011
 
Well they are posh towns. Why do you think I live in the East Midlands?
Not very posh around here (with the exception of Bawtry) and the house prices reflect this fact.
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You can't blame people for wanting to live in Bath; it's an outstanding town, with no riff-raffs, excellent schools, good amenities and nice architecture.
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ronan wrote:
with no riff-raffs
What, no blacks no Irish?
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Perfect Stranger wrote:
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What, no blacks no Irish?
Riff-raffs doesn't mean blacks or Irish, so why expose your prejudice here?
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Mar 14, 2011
 
ronan wrote:
Riff-raffs doesn't mean blacks or Irish, so why expose your prejudice here?
It was a reference to signs displayed in British pubs, not a million years ago.

Guess you'd have to be British to get the reference.

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Mar 14, 2011
 
Bath is full of drugged up crusties and drop outs who think it's still the sixties!

No riff raff? Haha!

Somebody with underlying brain condition has clearly been well and truly zonked by passively smoking their herbal cigarettes.
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Mar 14, 2011
 
Riff-raff = people on benefits.

Wow, someone said that spa towns are favoured by the well-heeled, and that irks the usual misfits on this forum, the defenders of the 'English working class'. LOL

Well, you can say what you want about Bath, but it's a plush city where most of you guys would stick out like sore thumbs!

Probably too elitist for EDL suporters, BNP recrits and the usual benefit scrounders.

I recommend Harogate as another town to make you sick!!!

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Mar 15, 2011
 
One of the funniest things I've seen in my life was a mass crusty fight in Glastonbury High Street, which I watched from the relative safety of the King William pub whilst enjoying a pint and some pork scratchings.

Fantastic entertainment! Try to imagine two hordes of Mick and Phils from Channel 4's Time Team squaring up and coming to blows, and you'll have some idea.

I'm sure such a spectacle is not unheard of in Bath.
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Mar 15, 2011
 
Blunt Mocker wrote:
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Bath ... have you ever even been there?.
I lived in Bath for a couple of years during my childhood in the early 1960s.

I have been to Bath many times since to visit relatives.
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Mar 15, 2011
 
Blunt Mocker wrote:
but what do crusties fight about?
The last crustie fight I saw was over a bottle of 'white lightning'.

Had to watch from distance though, you'll get head lice if you get too close.
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Mar 15, 2011
 
Bath? What a pleasant place.
http://www.thisisbath.co.uk/news/Row-Bath-dol...

These are among the latest cases to be dealt with by Bath Magistrates' Court.

Tiana Jacout, 23, of Brockham End, Lansdown, was fined 100 and disqualified from driving for 36 months for driving while over the legal alcohol limit.

Benjamin Clark, 23, of Tanners Walk, Twerton, was given a community order and ordered to pay 50 compensation for burglary.

Russell Jefferies, 42, of Edward Street, Bathwick, was given a 12-month conditional discharge for criminal damage.

Laura Hendry, 45, of The Paragon, Bath, was given a community order, a curfew and an electronic tag for four counts of fraud by false representation.

Robert McGladdery, 52, of Julian House, Manvers Street, was fined 50 for two counts of shoplifting and criminal damage.

Michigan White, 23, of Milk Street, Bath, was given a six-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months, fined 300 and ordered to pay 100 compensation for assault by beating.

Michelle Farnham, 43, of Kelston View, Bath, was fined 200 and disqualified from driving for 12 months for driving while over the legal alcohol limit.

Michael Miles, 24, of Odins Road, Odd Down, was given a community order and ordered to pay 225 compensation for two counts of assault by beating.

Ashley Strong, 35, of Morley Terrace, Bath, was given a community order for two counts of handling stolen goods.

Joshua Strother, 19, of Worcester Close, Peasedown St John, was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay 150 compensation for criminal damage.

Gareth Bates, 23, of Julian House, Manvers Street, was given a six-month conditional discharge for shoplifting.

Daniel Moran, 26, of Long Valley Road, Twerton, was given a community order, a curfew and an electronic tag for two counts of shoplifting while subject to a conditional discharge.

Peter Wilson, 50, of Julian House, Manvers Street, was fined 25 for breaching an anti-social behaviour order by begging.

Rhys Hughes, 20, of Kipling Avenue, Bath, was given a six-month conditional discharge and fined 20 for common assault.

Nicola Boskovic, 40, of Fountain Buildings, Bath, was given a six-month conditional discharge for two counts of begging.

Garry Dark, 29, of Laxton Way, Peasedown St John, was given a community order, a curfew, an electronic tag and was ordered to pay 40 compensation for shoplifting while subject to a conditional discharge.

Matthew Newman, 28, of Hazel Grove, Bath, was fined 175 and given three penalty points for stopping on a pedestrian crossing.

Jack Szczepamek, 41, of Cynthia Road, Bath, was fined 45 and given three penalty points for driving while using a hand-held mobile phone.

Martin Williams, 29, of Sunnyside View, Peasedown St John, was fined 275 and given three penalty points for driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and without a test certificate.

David Warfield, 30, of Warwick Road, Keynsham, was given a community order for three counts of attempted burglary.

Janet Bond, 54, of Vernham Grove, Bath, was given a 12-month conditional discharge and a restraining order for harassment without violence.

Tracy Graydon, 41, Russell Street, Bath, was fined 130 and ordered to pay 25 compensation for using threatening or abusive words or behaviour and assaulting a police officer.

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_Gaz wrote:
One of the funniest things I've seen in my life was a mass crusty fight in Glastonbury High Street,.
What exactly is special about Glastonbury Gaz?
It's somewhere I have on my 'to do' list but would appreciaty your insight having actually been there.

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Mar 15, 2011
 
Glastonbury attracts absolutely all sorts, Boom. It's gone more than a bit scummy in the last decade or so.

Me and some like-minded mates used to go down there and drink with like-minded people who were interested in all the King Arthur and Celtic/historical/pagan stuff.

There's still much that's great about the town, but the far-left, anarchist, crusty types are too prevalent for my liking these days, and I've got less patience with them than I used to have.

I still stop for a beer whenever I'm down that way.

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Mar 15, 2011
 
Thanks Gaz, I will take that in mind when we go.
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Mar 15, 2011
 
it is full of New Age shops now, crystals, fortune telling, UFO nuts , druggies, ancient hippies and all sorts. Also Amesbury attracts nuts becuase of the UFOs. (nothing to do with the huge military base nearby of course).
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ronan wrote:
Riff-raff = people on benefits.
Wow, someone said that spa towns are favoured by the well-heeled, and that irks the usual misfits on this forum, the defenders of the 'English working class'. LOL
Well, you can say what you want about Bath, but it's a plush city where most of you guys would stick out like sore thumbs!
Probably too elitist for EDL suporters, BNP recrits and the usual benefit scrounders.
I recommend Harogate as another town to make you sick!!!
If I want to be sick I will visit these places to induce it:
Greenwich, Witney, Brentwood, Henley on Thames, Frinton on sea, Tunbridge Wells, Kensington, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Brent, Ealing, Brixton, Dagenham and Ireland.
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Ealing used to be OK but it is now packed full of assorted dregs, as Ealing council has been paying millions for immigrants to live in hotels , and terrorists in large houses.

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Mar 16, 2011
 
Dagenham has turned into a sh1 thole too. My brother lives in Rainham and tells me the rubbish of society are getting closer all the time.

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