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19 Things You Know If You Grew Up In Surrey, But Not The Posh Bit

Because it’s not all horse riding and Jack Wills.

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1. Whenever you tell people you're from Surrey, they automatically assume you're really posh.

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2. When actually, it's more like this.

Of course, there are even shit parts in the posh areas.
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Of course, there are even shit parts in the posh areas.

3. Because this is what most people think Surrey is like.

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4. When in fact your area was a bit more like this.

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5. And you never visited half the fancy places in Surrey growing up because it involved a ridiculous trip on public transport.

VIA LONDON FFS.
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VIA LONDON FFS.

6. Your house probably didn’t look this this.

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7. And it might have looked more like this.

Classic.
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Classic.

8. You didn't go to a fancy private school.

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9. Instead your school looked a bit more like this.

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10. And your 6th form carpark wasn't filled with these.

Except for that one that belonged to that mysteriously rich girl who inexplicably commuted many miles to get there.
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Except for that one that belonged to that mysteriously rich girl who inexplicably commuted many miles to get there.

11. You definitely didn't do much of this as a child.

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12. And you probably spent more of your teenage years drinking in local parks than playing hockey.

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13. You made teenage pilgrimages to The Bentall Centre in Kingston, where posh and not posh Surrey teens united.

And we laughed at posh school uniforms.
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And we laughed at posh school uniforms.

14. You didn't actually spend that much time in Jack Wills central, Guildford.

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15. Because a lot of the time it was actually easier to get to London on the train than Guildford in the first place.

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16. Although you probably owned one single item that you bought on a lengthy voyage there one time.

And you saved up for that t-shirt for ages.
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And you saved up for that t-shirt for ages.

17. Thorpe Park was the main place where you would bump into sloaney Surrey kids.

And wonder how they backcombed their hair like that.
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And wonder how they backcombed their hair like that.

18. Or at the Reading festival where you would bond over the filth.

The festival also hosted representatives from the Slough/Windsor rivalry, which is probably why it got so "wild" there.
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The festival also hosted representatives from the Slough/Windsor rivalry, which is probably why it got so "wild" there.

19. But obviously nothing united posh Surrey and crap Surrey like passing your driving test and having to drive on the M25.

Where worlds collide (ideally not literally).
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Where worlds collide (ideally not literally).