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An Alternative Sightseeing Guide to Stafford

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by Withnail, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    So,
    1. Wrigley Walk of the Tavern
    2. Litter Vortex of Argos
    3. …

    What sights and sounds would make it into an alternative guide to the Borough?

    So far we have had the Tesco Winos (subject to availability), Scarecrow Ledge (Grapes), and the Allied Carpets Floating Floor proposed for inclusion…

    Any more?




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    The shopping trolley fish traps by Asda.
     
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    The Sainsbury car park ornamental lake, but only in the wet season.
     
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    Thinking about the old lock-up, and the 'Mystery of the Missing Ale House', it occurred to me that it would be pleasant to erect an installation artwork here of a table of ale quaffers, to commemorate its disappearance.
     
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    I believe that that is outside the 'alcohol prohibition zone', but I will check. Does anybody have a life-size stuffed White Lion that we could use?
     
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    not it!

    http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/446960

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    Always judge a photographer by his surname..
     
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    Perhaps we could invest in one of these bad boys for occasional use

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    I was actually thinking of something more permanent, but your idea sounds a lot more fun.

    Perhaps an annual thing on the date of dismantlement?

    assuming the date is known?
     
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    Nor this!

    http://www.panoramio.com/photo/17541371
     
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    I can't be more accurate than 1976.


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    The traffic lights are such an improvement, though, don't you think?.
     
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    Sorry if it's a stupid question but, what's the 'Mystery of the missing ale house'?
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    The rather beautiful pub pictured above was in the way of the Queensway roundabout at the end of Lichfield Road. It was carefully, and expensively, dismantled in 1976, with a view to being rebuilt at a later date in another, unspecified location. It was subsequently, and I believe, almost immediately, chucked away and forgotten, never to be seen again.
     
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    Pidgeon/Sea Gull Walk - Newport Road on a Wednesday morning!
    The Manners Challenge - Find any town centre bar/pub where you can stand waiting to get served and somebody doesnt push in front of you!
     
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    Its in a field in Wales

    Turn left where the cows used to be
     
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    Are you sure? Might it not have been in an architectural 'salvage' yard somewhere, at least for a short time, and now scattered around Cheshire, maybe?..
     
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    No 47

    Leafy Lav - Marston Road

    Standing 19 breeze blocks high this bog should have blown over during the Northern Prem era. A unique structure lying north east of the Shedless End it users a rare pulp leaf filtration system and should be visited alone
     
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    Staffords own curry mile at mill bank
     
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    Tesco's car park is slowly turning into an ornamental lake, also great if you like to see the great car chain of stafford with people trying to get off it.
     
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    30 missing trees as part of the redevelopment of the former St George’s Hospital site
     

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