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Huddersfield in General
Member Name: Atreides
Huddersfield in General
Date: 18/03/01, updated on 18/03/01 (2186 review reads)
Advantages: It's not a dive
Disadvantages: Won't stop raining
Huddersfield is in my opinion an exceptional place to live (possibly biased seeing I've lived here my entire life). There are so many reasons why it is a great place to live, though not the most interesting of places to visit.
Firstly there are the cities around it, namely Leeds (fastly becomming the clubbing centre of the north) Sheffield and Manchester all within a short train journey. Secondly 'A small town' is not a title it should wear as it is the largest town in Europe (or possibly just the UK) this means it dosen't have the lack of character a city has but is big enough for things to be interesting.
Also another if not THE reason to live in huddersfield is the fact the town has more take aways per person than any other place in England. Taking a walk up my own road gives me the choice of four Chineses, two Indians, fish + chip shop and a KFC. Obviously a rival to Bradford, Curry capital of the world.
Huddersfield can and is slatted for it's poor club scene which is frankly lacking, but if you like pubs, come to Huddersfield. There is no point while wandering around the town centre that you cannot see a pub.
Of course if the fact most of the inhabitants spend most of their lives drinking pints and eating curries dosen't appeal perhaps the wide variety of culture and history of the place?
Huddersfield is 3rd in the country for minority cultures, to London and Bradford. I've lived in Huddersfield my entire life and racismn was something that happened on TV not in my school.
If not perhaps the character? The Examiner man or 'Namer! man as he's known on the corner shouting out just the title of the paper he sells day in day out. Greenhead park which can be a beautiful place during the summer relaxing with a group of friends. With it's large monolithic war memorial at it's centre. Or Castle Hill, which houses more a little tower than a castle to the
disapointment of our american exchange students.
Of course theres 'Last of the summer wine' Holmfirth but the less said about the place the better.
Huddersfield was obviously seen a little while ago as a place that was going places, first the beautiful structure of the macalpine stadium (I'm saying nothing about the team). Also UCI's largest cinema complex in England, which unfortunatly makes the smallest amount of money out of all the UCIs.
Huddersfield isn't THE best place to live but it does stand out in my opinion even if it rains a little too much.