Stockton town centre

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  1. Duracel Funny

    Duracel Funny Striker

    Spebt an hour there today with some children from my school, taking part in a Xmas carol service. Not been there for many years but was really surprised by its decline, very few shoppers even at this time of year, very few notible high street stores and several undesirables. Genuinely a sad state of affairs.
     
  2. Keith S30S

    Keith S30S Inside right Staff Member Contributor

    Were you expecting Oxford Street? :)
     
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  3. Duracel Funny

    Duracel Funny Striker

    No not at all but you know a town centre is bad when it doesn’t even have a McDonald’s anymore!
     
  4. SAFCOldie

    SAFCOldie Striker

    Did you see the steam train tribute:-

     
  5. Kevj

    Kevj Winger

    Is the pund pub still open?
     
  6. Duracel Funny

    Duracel Funny Striker

    They had it turned off today for the carol service near the church but I have seen it before, it’s genuinely impressive and surprisingly loud!

    I don’t know, I think it shut down. Someone was telling me that they’ve got some great micro pubs near the town to be fair
     
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  7. WCC

    WCC Full Back

    Used to work over the bridge used to see some interesting characters on a daily basis!
     
  8. Discopants91

    Discopants91 Striker

    Decline??

    Fucking hell.
     
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  9. Rainhill

    Rainhill Full Back

    Some days are really grim in the centre of Stockton. The Walking Dead seem to like a Friday.
     
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  10. :lol: how could it possibly have gotten worse. Last time I was there about 10 years ago there was a bare knuckle boxing match taking place in the street.
     
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  11. EDGE

    EDGE Winger

    Begins with A and ends in mazon.
     
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  12. Duracel Funny

    Duracel Funny Striker

    :eek:
     
  13. damok666

    damok666 Midfield

    I took the bairn down to the Animal Adventures place last month just for a little change. She’s just coming up 3 and we got off the train and started walking into the town centre she says ‘Dad, is this the zoo?’ :lol::lol:
     
  14. The Continuing Story

    The Continuing Story Central Defender

    I actually think it's canny for a small town.
     
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  15. Tex

    Tex Striker

    You say that like it’s a bad thing.
     
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  16. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    This.
     
  17. EDGE

    EDGE Winger

    How times change. Pubs were once a sign of moral decline now they are seen as a sign of a bustling and lively town centre.
     
  18. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Midfield

    Begins with P and ends in overty more like it.
     
  19. EDGE

    EDGE Winger

    Both.
     
  20. zinedine

    zinedine Striker

    Is it as bad as Redcar?
    It's a shame the way town centres even small ones like Stockton have declined over the decades. The internet, unemployment, low wages and general poverty are the main reasons. It would help if parking was free and plentiful. Maybe free or very cheap buses from the centres outlying estates would help. It won't happen though.
     
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