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not great, not awful just boringly so-so
Scunthorpe in General
Member Name: gothicchucky69
Scunthorpe in General
Advantages: it's not an expensive town
Disadvantages: little opportunities for the younger generation
I am not from Scunthorpe, nor do I live in scunthorpe but it is my nearest town and I work in Scunthorpe.
I have moved a round a bit over the years I was born near york, moved to somerset when I was eight then shropshire, suffolk then this area and I have to say I can't wait to get away. I think you only really love Scunthorpe if that is where you were born! Sorry Scunny!!!
There is limited opportunities here. Decent jobs are scarce which I know is a bit of an issue everywhere but it has been like that here for years.
There are too may factories and then there is the steel works too. There are some decent jobs but they are few and far between. Most of the people I knew around here have gone to uni and never come back.
Its quite a depressing place really. There is not much range of shops for the size of the town, too many bargain shops which is ok but if you want decent party wear without looking cheap you have to go elsewhere like lincoln, grimsby, doncaster or sheffield.
Although a lot of money has been spent on Scunthorpe recently it has made little difference. There are some pretty areas but these are also few and far between. Then there is the population. I don't know what it is about this area but the majority of the people aren't that friendly. I have lived in somerset and spent a lot of time in cornwall where the people are as friendly as they get I also find the same with York and the surrounding areas. Sorry if I offend I may just be meeting the wrong people.
The nightlife is quite lively but the clubs are all very similar not really offering anything special there is a couple in particular which are complete dives there is also a lot of fighting too.
I used to dirnk in the Lincoln Imp which was known to be one of the roughest pubs in Scunthorpe but I loved it there. It is known for being an alternative pub with a lot of local bands playing but there is a good mix of people; locals, students both older and younger generation. I have seen more trouble in town around the clubs than I have in this pub.
I'm sorry Scunthorpe I'm just used to the yorkshire way!
There is nothing that would draw people from other towns and cities, there is nothing that stands out about the place apart from the lack of flair and originality!
Summary: I have done my time and i'm ready to be released!
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