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    21 Things You'll Just Get If You've Ever Lived In Taunton

    Life? Shout? Bliss? Khode? I don't even know any more.

    1. If someone doesn't know where Taunton is, you just have to tell them it's "kind of near Bristol".

    2. Most people who have heard of Taunton but have never been assume that it's much nicer than it actually is.

    3. But in reality it's neither great nor shit, just kind of ~in between~.

    For every Castle Hotel, there's a Naval and Military pub.

    4. Perkin is always the busiest place in town on Friday and Saturday nights, and it gets extremely grim.

    5. So if you want something more civilised, you normally have to go and spend a load of money in Pitcher & Piano or Cosy Club.

    6. This nightclub seems to change its name every single year, and yet it's always just as shit.

    7. And this one is always just known as "Dellers", even though it hasn't been called that for years.

    8. The Wickes roundabout felt like the most terrifying thing in the world when you were learning to drive.

    9. You still get a tiny bit excited when Taunton comes up on the weather map on BBC News.

    10. If you were lucky, you might have been a kid when Fun4Kidz* still existed.

    11. All of your birthday parties were probably at the Odeon, Hollywood Bowl, or both.

    12. The Taunton pools were boring, so if you wanted real fun you'd ask your mum to drive you out to Sedgemoor Splash.

    It had rapids, slides, AND a wave machine. Devastatingly, it closed down in 2010 😞 RIP.

    13. You've probably been to the Brewhouse theatre at least once.

    14. And you might have been for a boozy day out watching Somerset play cricket at the County Ground.

    15. You knew Taunton was going up in the world when Nando's opened up.

    16. The name of this college will always be hilarious.

    17. You don't have to go far outside the town to get stuck behind a roadblock like this.

    18. Vivary Park is the best place to hang out in summer, and probably the best part of all of Taunton.

    19. Bath Place always stinks of fish.

    20. East Reach on a Friday evening is always a total nightmare for traffic.

    21. Even though Taunton isn't as cool as Bristol or as interesting as Exeter, it's still not bad, and you kinda love it anyway.