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capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,826
edited May 2012 in The bottom bracket
I'm trying to find the name of a place I visited once.

The unusual feature of this village or town was that it had a large pond or small lake, that was only accessible from the gardens of the houses that surrounded it (possibly 50 - 100 houses?) apart from just one or two plots that hadn't been built on.

Perhaps it's near you or you know of it?

It could be anywhere in the England/Wales, but I think it's more likely to be within150 miles of Derby.


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  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    did it have a basement? :D
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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,826
    did it have a basement? :D

    No. I'd not need any help trying to find that, it would be written on the season ticket.


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  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    Capt Slog wrote:
    I'm trying to find the name of a place I visited once.

    The unusual feature of this village or town was that it had a large pond or small lake, that was only accessible from the gardens of the houses that surrounded it (possibly 50 - 100 houses?) apart from just one or two plots that hadn't been built on.

    Perhaps it's near you or you know of it?

    It could be anywhere in the England, but I think it's more likely to be within150 miles of Derby.

    Venice?
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    Buxton
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    G-spot?
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    Capt Slog wrote:
    I'm trying to find the name of a place I visited once.

    The unusual feature of this village or town was that it had a large pond or small lake, that was only accessible from the gardens of the houses that surrounded it (possibly 50 - 100 houses?) apart from just one or two plots that hadn't been built on.

    Perhaps it's near you or you know of it?

    It could be anywhere in the England/Wales, but I think it's more likely to be within150 miles of Derby.

    Tewkesbury..........

    tewkesbury460.jpg
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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,826
    Aggieboy wrote:
    Capt Slog wrote:
    I'm trying to find the name of a place I visited once.

    The unusual feature of this village or town was that it had a large pond or small lake, that was only accessible from the gardens of the houses that surrounded it (possibly 50 - 100 houses?) apart from just one or two plots that hadn't been built on.

    Perhaps it's near you or you know of it?

    It could be anywhere in the England/Wales, but I think it's more likely to be within150 miles of Derby.

    Tewkesbury..........

    tewkesbury460.jpg

    Ah yes, there's a town that's going through the motions.



    If you type "Elmfield Terrace, York" into Google maps and look at the satellite picture, you'll get some idea of what I'm looking for. But the place I saw before had more houses and longer gardens.


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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,674
    There ain't no pond or lake on my Google Maps "Elmfield Terrace, York".

    *confusedsmiley*
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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,826
    Ben6899 wrote:
    There ain't no pond or lake on my Google Maps "Elmfield Terrace, York".

    *confusedsmiley*

    That's odd. Odd that it won't find it I mean.

    Try "stray garth, York" instead.


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  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    Ah, in that case try Nantwich.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,674
    Capt Slog wrote:
    Ben6899 wrote:
    There ain't no pond or lake on my Google Maps "Elmfield Terrace, York".

    *confusedsmiley*

    That's odd. Odd that it won't find it I mean.

    Try "stray garth, York" instead.

    Found it now. I zoomed to York and then typed in just "Elmfield Terrace". No idea where else looks like this, sorry.
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  • t4tomot4tomo Posts: 2,643
    Capt Slog wrote:
    The unusual feature of this village or town was that it had a large pond or small lake
    .....
    ....
    If you type "Elmfield Terrace, York" into Google maps and look at the satellite picture, you'll get some idea of what I'm looking for. But the place I saw before had more houses and longer gardens.


    More houses than York would suggest it wasn't a village.......
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  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    Nuneaton maybe on that description then
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,826
    t4tomo wrote:
    Capt Slog wrote:
    The unusual feature of this village or town was that it had a large pond or small lake
    .....
    ....
    If you type "Elmfield Terrace, York" into Google maps and look at the satellite picture, you'll get some idea of what I'm looking for. But the place I saw before had more houses and longer gardens.


    More houses than York would suggest it wasn't a village.......

    Not more houses than York. More houses around the lake, the lake was a bit bigger.


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  • ProssPross Posts: 34,743
    Discount any places on the s**tiest town list, that should then leave you with a nice shortlist!

    Are you sure it was in the UK? Sounds like the gated estate I stayed in when I went to Orlando to me.
  • t4tomot4tomo Posts: 2,643
    Capt Slog wrote:
    t4tomo wrote:
    Capt Slog wrote:
    The unusual feature of this village or town was that it had a large pond or small lake
    .....
    ....
    If you type "Elmfield Terrace, York" into Google maps and look at the satellite picture, you'll get some idea of what I'm looking for. But the place I saw before had more houses and longer gardens.


    More houses than York would suggest it wasn't a village.......

    Not more houses than York. More houses around the lake, the lake was a bit bigger.

    I like that, your assuming the best in me - that I had misread your post, when in reality I knew what you meant but was just being facetious. :D
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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,826
    t4tomo wrote:

    I like that, your assuming the best in me - that I had misread your post, when in reality I knew what you meant but was just being facetious. :D

    Yup, that's me. Gullible, trusting and taking everyone as ok until they turn out to be an censored . :lol:


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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,826
    Found it!

    Alsager in Cheshire. In the middle of the town is The Mere, and the houses around have it at the end of their gardens.

    I know most of you won't give a toss but it always struck me as a nice place to live.


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  • pdstsppdstsp Posts: 1,264
    Have you read the Shittest Town in Britain thread - Alsager doesn't get a very complimentary write up!! However the first picture on google images does make this look pretty ok.
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,743
    It certainly does take away the credibility of all those people who nominated Alsager. Seems my advice above to discount anything on that thread was completely wrong :shock:
  • t4tomot4tomo Posts: 2,643
    I travel on London Midland in and out of london and the through trains to Crewe I'm sometime on stops there.

    I've always thought Alsager sounds quite nice as its read out over the tannoy, as in its a nice word quite rural sounding, ditto Rugeley Trent Valley. In reality they could be sh*tghles but they sound nice.

    (genuine comment this time Capt - you have to expect some banter in the cake stop :D )
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  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    Sorry to disillusion you all, but its a freakin' dump.

    I suppose its quite a nice place to live if you've just come from Helmand though. Then again, probably not - the locals are actually friendlier in Helmand. Food is better as well.
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,826
    http://www.knowhere.co.uk/Alsager/Chesh ... orstthings

    It does sound like a censored I must admit.

    Although I said I'd visited it, I realise now that this wasn't so. I'd found the lake and houses on a photo-search a while back whilst looking for something else, and thought (and still do) that it would be nice to live in a house like that


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