Whats it like to live in Wednesbury?
What’s it like to live in Wednesbury? This is a question I’m asked quite a lot. People overseas think it’s great because they see photographs like the one above. That’s the canal on the west side of town from me running through an industrial estate. That bridge goes across to Moorcroft Wood. There was a teddy bear’s picnic for the kids in Moorcroft Wood this week.
We have a Victorian Park which is quite nice. It’s not as nice as when I was a kid, the pavilion is gone to be replaced with a skate board thing. I’m surprised they haven’t built a young offenders centre on the edge of it.
This is the south side of town. This is a pool of water left by mining, not pretty is it? There are lots of geese and ducks to feed though.
This is the river. I know, it’s pathetic; you can hardly row your boat down that. Can you? You are much better off with the canal if you’re into boating.
This is the park, when we had the carnival on. It’s not usually this colourful. It is Victorian though, just like the library, the art gallery and museum and many of the people.
This is the market on a busy day. It’s close to Morrison’s and the bus station. People flock there for the bargains! There is a Poundland close by and a few charity shops.
So there you have it. Wednesbury is crap. If you’re thinking of coming to live here, don’t bother. There isn’t a mosque for miles… Go to the Royal Borough of Sutton Coldfield, it’s much nicer there or Solihull even, they have more Tories. You could even try West Bromwich, they have the Public, a new Tesco and tend to get all the money. We have Victorian buildings, they have iconic buildings like the Public, the new college (ours got knocked down) and soon the new super iconic Metropolitan hospital. They spent a fortune on their park too, yes West Brom is much more iconic than Wednesbury.
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