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Alnwick in general
Member Name: holdencaulfield
Alnwick in general
Date: 21/12/00, updated on 03/01/01 (107 review reads)
Advantages: Chrimbo Lights and Firework display
Disadvantages: You become paralysed and want to die.
If I were James Joyce then this would be the title of my book rather then 'Dubliners'. Though I'm not James Joyce, I can see my life like his in a few ways. One being that we are/were paralysed by our home town/city.
I have lived in Alnwick my whole life and I must say I have grown to bear much hatred towards the town. Although it has a good amount of shops, pubs and activities every now and then, it lacks any real entertainment.
Like James Joyce I see the streets, the people and the actions all around me in Alnwick and detest them. All I ever truly think about is leaving Alnwick to live in Manchester or somewhere further away from it.
All my life I have found myself paralysed by Alnwick, I can never get away from it. My only means of escape is when I go to University next year, but even then I have to return back to this place of no less then hellfire and brimstones.
Every year in Alnwick we have a 'summer fair' where people get dunked into water and such, just like back in the good old days. At these fair's you mostly find a load of tourists gaping at the terrible site, outstanded and amazed.
If tourists aren't in Alnwick for that then they're there to see the infamous Alnwick Castle since it's so big and all.
On the plus side of things at least Alnwick has some Christmas lights up and a Christmas tree, also it has a quite good fireworks display.
If you're considering moving to Alnwick then you must be kidding yourself. The job prospects are a joke but not so much as the council and the ever going construction going on there.
If you ever have kids while you live there, then you should expect them to grow up disturbed and all, because they will feel very trapped and paralysed in Alnwick. They will paralysed also by not having any true entertainment other then causing havoc throughout the town.
Oh yeah did I forget to mention all the underage smoking and drinking that goes on in Alnwick
. Not to mention Drugs and Burglary, still I am being too harsh on the town. These kind of things generally happen not often in Alnwick, which is why Alnwick is so boring.
Optimistic Side of Alnwick (Story Time)
I once knew a guy named, Timothy, whom was in his youth and full of energy. He lived close to me and often we played such wonderful games in the street such as football and all those other child games.
As we grew up we would take trips around Alnwick looking in the shops exploring the beautiful country side and in all, having so much fun.
Timothy loves Alnwick you see and he really loves all the 'nice' people who live there and the brilliant Castle. He thinks it is great because it is close to Newcastle, so he can always take trips up there easy enough and also it is a quiet, peaceful town.
Some days I would approach Timothy and he would just shout out, "I love Alnwick, I do" for no apparent reason. Then he would skip along the streets with the sun shining in his face. To him you see, "the streets are fields that never die" (Jim Morrison) and he finds much beauty in them that nobody else can.
Come June Timothy would get all excited about the 'Fair' coming to Alnwick. At Alnwick Fair he could see women getting dunked and fools juggling and such nonesense. He mostly enjoyed the parade that took place through the town for the fair. Sometimes he would even join in just so he could feel apart of it and all.
Timothy loved the school in Alnwick too, 'The Duchess's High School'. It was quite big and he made so many friends there.
Then one day, Timothy was walking along the streets of Alnwick and he thought "I wonder what it looks like from far away". So Timothy took a trip through the fields that surrounded Alnwick and looked over the town. He set up camp there and in the morning around 5am, he woke up and looked at the sun
rise shining over the beautiful town, Alnwick.
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