Sunday, 29 July 2007

Staly Vegas - Chav Town?


"Welcome to the bright lights of East Manchester, otherwise known as Staleh Vegas by the locals. This is due to the unusual initiative shown by the local council whereby any new commercial premises must be licensed by law.The laughable attempts to introduce a 'cafe' society extend as far as opening up the Huddersfield canal so that the local chav populus can see their flotsum floating past as well as stationary where they have chucked it. Other entertainment for the neanderthals includes attempting to throw your empty bottle of wick-head over your shoulder with such accuracy that it lands in the said canal.Recently witnessed in a local bar which shall remain nameless, other than the fact that it is named after the chemical symbol for water (the picturesque River Tame flows close by - geddit?) was a concoction of Baileys, Banana Cocktail and whipped cream - buy one get one free or better still, buy none get none free.Local shopping highlights include Home Bargains where qualiteh is available at low prices and the conspicuous lack of an Allsports or any other chav kit shop is made up for by the prescence of Greggs and A.N.Other bakers next door but one to each other.The town has never really survived the arrival of Tesco which dominates everything retail, the combination of shopping trolleys and a local canal really is too tempting for the you-know-whos. Surely there's an opportunity here for a local regatta/water fight with nearby towns.SV also boasts the pub with the shortest name which starts and ends with a Q (check the Guinness book if you don't believe me) and what remains of the shopping precinct including a former nightclub of dubious repute which must be responsible for seeding more than a few Kylies and Shanes.This really is urban planning at its worst extending as far as the former trad cinema being turned into a tacky nightclub where the opening night featured Abi Titmuss as guest barmaid - enough said..."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Staly Bill says -

I find this article hugely insulting, but begrudgingly I have to admit that since the opening of Tesco, the traditional shops in the centre of Stalybridge have suffered a serious decline.

I ask the question what more could the council have done to regenerate Stalybridge and the only answer I can think of is that they done their best and without central government funding there is not a lot more they could do.

Ex Stalybridge election candidate said...

The article on 'Staly Vegas' has racist overtones. I thought this blog was supposed to be free of that kind of thing or does it not matter as long as the targets are white people?

ex stalybridge election candidate said...

Let's see you stereotype a section of the 'black community' but I wont hold my breath.

Anonymous said...

Do you mean because the word Chav is used to describe the people of Stalybridge?

ex-Stalybridge election candidate said...

I am refering to the patronising way the article describes the white working class.Shopping at Allsports! etc

Anonymous said...

Yes, that is what I thought. Sadly the white working class have been abandoned by all political parties who seem to pander to the every need of new arrivals but totally ignore the indiginous population. This is why I no longer vote.

Ex life long Labour voter.

ex-Labour voter now BNP said...

Well may I suggest you try voting BNP. It's the only party committed to securing the long term future for the native population of these isles.

Anonymous said...

STALYBRIDGE NEEDS THE BNP.VOTE BNP.