View Full Version : Is Hull really the worst place to live in UK

10th Aug 2005, 11:00
From statistics from all 434 UK local authorities, and basing rankings on stats for crime, education, employment environment and lifestyle HULL is the "worst place to live in UK". Epsom and Ewell is the best. See here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4136342.stm) for full list. Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre deals with more gunshot wounds than any other UK city - Mr Draper, anything you would wish to add?


Training Risky
10th Aug 2005, 11:05
According to '[email protected]<hidden> Towns' published by The Idler magazine.


The local authority that Odiham resides in was (last year) reportedly the BEST place to live in the UK.

Boy, was I pleased to be posted out of there to go oop North!:rolleyes:

10th Aug 2005, 11:23
Regarding original question, I certainly thought so. I left in 1978, and haven't been inclined to return since.
The article seems to confirm the information received from those family members that remain, and trying to enforce the full title of Kingston upon Hull will do little to enhance the place.

10th Aug 2005, 11:31
Hmm, always wondered why Kingston upon Hull is shortened to Hull, whereas Kingston upon Thames is shortened to Kingston.
(It never kept me awake at nights BTW).

Maude Charlee
10th Aug 2005, 11:35
I would consider it a deep insult to be based at Humberside - even more so than Wick. Even Teesside has its merits relatively speaking compared to Hull and its environs, though Hartlepool could run it close. :}

10th Aug 2005, 11:48
Has anyone read much of Philip Larkin's poetry?

He lived in Hull. Very depressed man he was.

tony draper
10th Aug 2005, 11:52
Sad, it used to be a splendid place in the sixties, place was awash with seafarers and Trawlermen,and a good time was had by all, great pubs and friendly people. Used to service a few Banks around there a couple of years ago,it didn't seem any worse than any other town in the UK,they are all shiteholes now, apart from Harrogate of course, but they dont allow poor folks to live there.
Always thought Bradford was the anal orifice of yorkshire.

10th Aug 2005, 11:57
Middlesborough must run it pretty close, that lovely yellow smog that hangs over it on high pressure days...

East Kilbride get's my "worst in Scotland" vote..

tony draper
10th Aug 2005, 12:03
Nowt wrong with any of our towns ,they are neutral, just streets roads and buildings ect, its the inhabitants, the scum we have been breeding for the last thirty years or so that is the problem.

10th Aug 2005, 12:10
'Ull? The worst place in the UK?

The answer is YES.

10th Aug 2005, 12:27
Surely the maximum negative mark is awarded for having voted in John Prescott as MP

tony draper
10th Aug 2005, 12:39
Well at least he can say he's local, he's not some central office whiz kid parachuted in and forced on the electorate.
I would make it a rile that before anybody can represent a area they have to have lived there for at least two thirds of their lives, that would be four fifths of our present crop of MPs fecked,


10th Aug 2005, 12:45
ComJam - I beg to disagree with you about EK. OK, I'm vaguely biased as my sister lives there, but we were visiting back in May and I was struck by the difference between EK & our local new town - Basildon.

The inhabitants of EK are much better dressed, they are friendly, they look cheerful and the place is cleaner and tidier. The people in Basildon are scruffy, yobbish, they look rundown with hard faces.

So EK may not be the best place in the UK, but its far from being the worst.

10th Aug 2005, 12:50
Haven. Anywhere with Haven in the name is almost by definition bound to be a shithole. New, white, peace etc.

There ain't no green in Greenland if yer get me.:cool:

10th Aug 2005, 12:54
Get yourselves to the Gorbals. Its high clarrs you know.

Alternativley, Washington must rank pretty highly for the north east?

Not forgetting of course Scumderland!

tony draper
10th Aug 2005, 13:05
Lots of homelessness in Washington New Town, none of the poor buggas can find their way home.
Of Sunderland, one shall remain silent.

10th Aug 2005, 21:30
ISTR that there is a place called Immingham, near Hull, that makes Hull seem like .... errr, well, fairly nice

10th Aug 2005, 21:49
don't you say a word against Sunderland. otherwise I might come back here and smite the lot of you.


Gingerbread Man
10th Aug 2005, 21:52
I've never been to Hull :p .

Yeah, that's right, you envy me!

Ginge ;)

Darth Nigel
10th Aug 2005, 22:28
Oh, the Hull in England :O

Over the river in Ottawa, there's the city of Hull, in Quebec Province. Quite a hopping little place it was, back in the late 70s -- topless bars, singing, dancing till all hours of the night and morning, unlike Ottawa which closed at 7:00 pm like all government towns.

And draper would have loved it because it was full of imitation French folk (French Canadians) :E

tony draper
10th Aug 2005, 22:52
One did indeed like the French part of Canada,one visited Sorel and Trois Riveers in the sixties and had a spiffing time,it was much livelier than the parts of Canada where normal people lived.

11th Aug 2005, 06:24
Boy, was I pleased to be posted out of there to go oop North!

Since when has Stamford been north? You southern poof!;)

11th Aug 2005, 08:33
Didn't Hull used to have free local 'phonecalls or something, as it wasn't part of the GPO/BT empire for some reason?????

flying scotsman
11th Aug 2005, 09:28
obviously none of you have been to luton. :yuk: :yuk: :yuk: :yuk: :yuk: :yuk: :yuk: :uhoh: :yuk: :yuk:

tony draper
11th Aug 2005, 09:33
Hull was the first town in the UK to have cable television,(Rediffusion System) originlly it was cable wireless of course,so technically it could not really be called "wireless" because it was wired,and yes it did have a telephone system indepedent of the then GPO.

11th Aug 2005, 10:32
Been resisting replying to this thread cos my wife is a Yorkie (where i come from that means she comes from Hull). We lived there for a couple of years in the sixties, the people were nice and hardworking always happy and it was a nice place to live.
Now the people are still generally nice but too many of them don't work, much of the city is run down, and the people seem to be expecting someone to do something for them. Hundreds of millions is being poured into the city for redevelopement, but their are lots of arguments about that. The schools are crap even the new ones, in fact the small old ones seem to do better so the council are trying to shut them down so they can build some more crap new ones. Crime and arson is way above the country average. Old fashioned socialism still prevails and that is probably the reason for the state of the place. The council recentlry spent 750k on a large telly screen for the chavs to watch when they are sitting the square waiting for the next cheque to arrive. Another row now cos the city had a contract with a communications company to organise the telly and now are going to employ a telly manager to watch the contractor at about 30k. That probably sums it up.
But, hey, the nearest town to me is Grimsby and that is a sh1thole as well..

11th Aug 2005, 10:37
Best thing about Hull is that the ferry to Holland leaves from there....

Didn't Coventry get a mention for being a crap place to live?

11th Aug 2005, 10:47
10 worst (in order of worstness):
1.Hull; 2. Nottingham; 3. Strabane; 4. Hackney; 5. Middlesbrough
6. Mansfield; 7. Blaenau Ghent (S Wales); 8. Methyr Tydfil (S Wales); 9. Salford;
10. Easington (Co Durham)

10 best (in order of bestness):
1. Epsom and Ewell; 2. City of Westminster; 3. Harrogate;
4. Ashford; 5. Stratford upon Avon; 6. East Hertfordshire;
7. South Cambridgeshire; 8. Mole Valley; 9. Guildford; 10. West Oxfordshire.


11th Aug 2005, 11:11
According to [email protected]<hidden> Towns 2 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3692154.stm) Luton is now thwe worst plae to live, with Hull dropping to a lowly 19th

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