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We moved here from Yarnfield purely because the ex husband works/worked at 16MU/RAF Stafford/ whateveritscallednow. Neither of us really wanted to, but we got 1 of those move in schemes with the house at Baxter Green, the builder paid so much now and you pay back in 5 years, either through getting a loan or moving. Loved the house, absolutely hated the neighbours either side. The feelings were mutual.Thank you for making me realise I'm not alone! Stafford is such a nothing place to live blighted by the worst of a shite transport system and urban planning with no care for the environment, green anything or the creation of quality communities to live. I can't think why anyone would choose to live here .
Thank you for making me realise I'm not alone! Stafford is such a nothing place to live blighted by the worst of a shite transport system and urban planning with no care for the environment, green anything or the creation of quality communities to live. I can't think why anyone would choose to live here .
It's certainly not for everyone up here - I've just recovered from 6 days without power. England would be in uproar if that happened!1974, as a kid. I liked it back in the day but I'm fed up now with the narrow minded mentality of many, the dominance of the car, the infernal traffic, the massive number of new houses with no additional facilities for them to use, and the sheer bloody minded incompetence of the council, both local and county. Be gone green space and anything good for the environment.
I'm just sitting it out waiting for daughter to settle and then I'll be off to live somewhere more suited to my values.
Loved Northern Scotland when we went and hugely jealous of the quality of life @That-Crazy-Rat-Lady is now living.
I'm genuinely baffled how anyone can like this place?
You can take the man out of Liverpool but you can't take Liverpool out of the man.Born in Liverpool, moved to Manchester when I realised where I was at two, moved to Haughton when I was 1972 and Gnosall in 1985.
Then moved around the country from 1987 to 1991 before moving back to Stafford where I've lived ever since.
Daughter has recently moved to Toxteth. Best decision she's ever made and Liverpool is the best city ever!Born here in 84, have lived here since. Have been wanting to move to Liverpool for several years but several things (and then a pandemic) have stopped that from happening thus far.
I'm going to put in a reverse posting to this thread. Born and bred in Stafford (in the SGI, don't know if the exact room is still there in what's left of the SGI so the blue plaque might be gone too. ) Lived in Silkmore Lane, John Amery Drive, Sheridan Street (the longest) and my own house in Mynors Street.
Attended Flash Ley School, Corporation Street, Kingston and a short stint at the Grammar School before I skinned out. Was at sea for quite some years while still living in Stafford. I was a bit of a fish out of water when Thatcher succeeded where Karl Dönitz had failed, but eventually got a job with the Civil Service and when I finished training they said go to Cornwall or sod off. I didn't really want to go, I liked Stafford and was nicely set up in Mynors St (only a couple of minutes walk from two good pubs.) But .. the pay was a big attraction so off I went.
I did think about moving back when I retired, but really couldn't handle the hassle, and I'd pretty much settled in to bumpkinsville. Also when visiting Stafford in recent times I felt like a stranger in a strange land.