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Staffordshire Villages

Discussion in 'Surrounding Areas' started by Aspguitars, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Aspguitars

    Aspguitars A few posts under my belt

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    Hi! All. A bit vague I'm afraid but my Wife and I are looking to move to the Stafford area to be near family. We don't want to live in the Town and are hoping that someone can recommend some surrounding Villages that have a few Pubs and shops. We don't know the area at all, so any information would be helpful.
     
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  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    We do have correspondents out there in Yokelsville - and some of them will, no doubt, be along shortly, possibly trying to recruit you for their rather suspect "traditions".

    There is an underground publication, called Village Voice, which may be available to potential residents of good character.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Great Haywood/Little Haywood, Weston, Brocton, Haughton, Acton Trussel and Hixon all fit the bill.

    Avoid Bednall at all costs as they sacrifice incomers round there ;)
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Only the lucky ones...

    Church Eaton, Ranton and Woodseaves may have initiation ceremonies, but nobody has ever reported back.
     
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    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    Hello, I’m here!

    I live in a tiny village (Bednall) but we don’t have pubs or shops so we’re too small for you.

    How far out of Stafford do you mind being?

    Haughton and Gnosall and Eccleshall are pleasant with plenty of shops and pubs, schools, doctors etc.

    Smaller villages are Church Eaton and Acton Trussell. In the other direction Brewood is lovely too.
     
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  7. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    If I had to live in a village around here and had the choice, I would live in Burston.
     
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    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    Oy!!

    I can hear you, you know!
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Ooh forgot about Burston. Good call.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    :D
     
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    Teapot69 A few posts under my belt

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    Hi Penkridge is great, a wonderful selection of pubs, small shops, a lovely community village, a market twice a week, great transport links with a train station, good bus service to the main towns, doctors, dentists, everything you would need.
     
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    Eccleshall would probs fit the bill and with the recent developments previously inflated house přices are falling.
     
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    No initiation ceremony here in Church Eaton. There are no shops but there is a pub, where I am currently.
     
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    Ecce is still sound unless you desperately want Belgian bottled beer
     
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    Penkridge is ok but you do have a mixture of commuters and cliquey older residents.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Not to mention a bloody busy A road going right through the middle of it.
     
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    Penkridge has Jaspers
     
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    Aspguitars A few posts under my belt

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    Thanks to everyone. Most informative.
    So we're now looking for a private rented accommodation in Burston!
     
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    Aspguitars A few posts under my belt

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    Probably about a 10 mile radius from Stafford Town
     
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    I haven’t been to Burston for about 20 years but the last time I looked it only had one pub and no shops at all so I’m not sure that it will be big enough for you (your first post said pubs and shops).

    However @Gramaisc goes weekly so I’m sure he’ll clarify when he comes along.
     

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