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Horsham in general
Member Name: moodyjudy
Horsham in general
Date: 08/07/00, updated on 08/07/00 (84 review reads)
Advantages: clean and convenient
Disadvantages: boring and middle-class
Horsham is only an hour in the train from London and is therefore home to a whole herd of commuters, whose families live in the expensive and rather boring, middle-class,landscaped estates, and attend the nice little schools and shop in the clean and safe, predictable shopping centre and Swan Walk, the mall.
There are some charming old houses though, with traditional Horsham slab roofing, and the countryside round about, especially St Leonard's Forest, remnant of the old weald, with the huge hammer ponds, is beautiful. And the council seem to provide the best flower beds for miles around; really gorgeous.
Facilities include a large and attractive park with good sports and leisure opportunities, a good selection of shops, including big, out of town, or nearly out of town, Tescos and Sainsbury's, Office World, Currys and carpet and do-it-yourself shops. That's all become a bit predictable, but there are quaint old parts of Horsham, like the Causeway, leading down to the fascinating old parish church and the river and the cricket ground, and the Carfax, the main square, is paved over and home to cafes and the like, with little alleyways off. At the other end of the shopping area, the Bishopric, there is another paved sitting area, complete with trees and stream and boulders and a huge sculpture, a great ball with water gushing out of it as it rises. Oh, and MacDonalds of course.
It might be useful for you to know, however, that I am glad I have moved from Horsham.