Roughest / Most unwelcoming cities in the UK

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  1. Saddleworth2

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    Dunbar in East Lothian had more psychos per square metre when I was young than any other part of the UK I have travelled in/lived in. Fisher folk and other assorted nutters. Friday night at the Victoria Ballroom was not for the faint hearted. For kicks and giggles folk used to be thrown into the harbour which was no more than 5 metres from the 'palace of dance' (no cognisance was taken of tide tables before aforesaid throwing, E Lothians very own version of Russian Roulette). Some of the more progressive youngsters were obviously vying for a career in dentistry given the number of extractions performed by banging faces against porcelain in the 'conveniences'. Prestonpans and Tranent were only slightly more civilised. I understand through legend that parts of Fife were even rougher. I shall allow @Magicpole to recount his experiences of the West of Scotland although I do have a little experience of Port Glasgow (shiver).
     
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  2. crazyg

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    My late wife's mum was from Hereford, and we used to go down there a lot. One of her uncles used to go in the armed forces club and invited me along. Being Sunday lunchtime, it was quite busy with a few noisy ones. Her uncle told me to ignore them -most of them weren't even in the military. There were a few sitting round playing cards and having a quiet pint, and he said that they were based just down the road at a place called Stirling Lines. Nobody bothered them because they were in the SAS!
     
  3. Mcfc_nathan_

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  4. jimharri

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    It's full of sweaties. What do you expect? They're nearly as bad as those potato munching paddies.



    Nearly.
     
  5. RadcliffeRick

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    Sipping Ale Silently??
     
  6. crazyg

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    Part of the rigorous training they have to go through. You don't want a noisy drinker in the middle of a sortie.
     
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  7. shackattack

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    hastings is a horrible place generally. parts of the old town are okay but st leonards is rough.
     
  8. BimboBob

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    Sterling Lines is special SAS. SRR. Her majesty's burglars.
     
  9. RadcliffeRick

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    Poor Raheem, gets blamed for everything!!
     
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  10. blue aura

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    I like Hastings and wanted to move there as it's a lot cheaper than Brighton, but the Mrs was having none of it.

    If you've got a free 1/2 hour, give this a listen. Sums up Hastings perfectly.
     

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