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22 Struggles Of Growing Up In A Crap British Town

How can there be that many different types of pound shop?

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3. But driving was the only way to get around, because your buses were shit and ludicrously overpriced, and only came about twice a day.


6. There was a popular nearby fly-tipping spot.

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Town councillors were always getting photographed in the local paper standing with their arms folded next to all the abandoned mattresses.


10. There was a shop with bins, washing up bowls, and miniature garden chairs carefully displayed on the pavement outside.

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Inside they sold loads and loads of glass mixing bowls and rubber gloves.

12. There was always one really random retailer in your high street, and nobody could understand how it made any money.

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Congrats to the people who ran a scuba diving shop for five years in my hometown, 65 miles from the sea.


14. But there was still one really run-down department store.

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If you want some lampshades that look like they're from the 1980s then a crap British town's BHS is the place to go.


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