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« Reply #45 on: Monday, September 16, 2019, 13:53:29 »

Reg and JBZ got in before me. Damn you!  Smiley
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« Reply #46 on: Monday, September 16, 2019, 14:56:06 »

 My father was born in the Somerset coalfield,  my grandfather worked the signal box, so we had family over there and as a kid we'd go and visit, and the old miners had a proper yokel accent.... different words the lot, yet it was only 40 odd miles from Swindon.
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« Reply #47 on: Monday, September 16, 2019, 15:15:46 »

My father was born in the Somerset coalfield,  my grandfather worked the signal box, so we had family over there and as a kid we'd go and visit, and the old miners had a proper yokel accent.... different words the lot, yet it was only 40 odd miles from Swindon.
40 very odd miles, though Smiley
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« Reply #48 on: Monday, September 16, 2019, 15:18:06 »

Shouldn't you be Bristol City or Yeovil Reg?
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« Reply #49 on: Monday, September 16, 2019, 15:24:43 »

40 very odd miles, though Smiley

The 20 miles to the Vize ws alright got strange after that mind. Trowbridge...
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« Reply #50 on: Monday, September 16, 2019, 17:36:54 »

I enjoyed living to the South of Newbury though. Retained a countryside element but you didn't have to go much further South before you came to B-Town. Basingstoke removes the farmer/yokel element and just becomes more London wannabe - there is an excuse though, it was a town built as a true London overspill. It always makes me wonder how many people born in Portsmouth /Southampton seemingly attain a "cockernee" element to theirs, it's the London overspill again but I am surprised that it's become increasingly more aligned with the smoke than strong accents from the west. It shows if anything the strength and influence an accent can have on certain areas. Some places are virtually impenetrable.

Itís incredible how much of the current Hampshire population stem from London overspill and previous evacuation (Iím from the loins of one), this has resulted in Spurs being the most supported team in the County other than Saints.

The tradition Hampshire accent is now a very rare thing
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« Reply #51 on: Monday, September 16, 2019, 17:46:58 »

Itís incredible how much of the current Hampshire population stem from London overspill and previous evacuation (Iím from the loins of one), this has resulted in Spurs being the most supported team in the County other than Saints.

The traditional Hampshire accent is now a very rare thing

Indeed, I lived kind of on the Hampshire/Berks/Wilts border. You could still find some traditional people. Made me laugh once, in a pub this old bumpkin boy called me a "carrot cruncher". Been called worse but he was certainly throwing huge boulders in his very small cloche.
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« Reply #52 on: Monday, September 16, 2019, 18:47:01 »

Shouldn't you be Bristol City or Yeovil Reg?

Nah... Somerset for cricket.

Grandfather a Dorset man, moved over to Swindon, when my father was quite young....
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« Reply #53 on: Monday, September 16, 2019, 21:04:20 »

That's proper Don Rogers territory. I would say listening to voices like Don's after 50-60 years in Swindon or John Trollope are like traditional Swindon/North Wilts accents

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« Reply #54 on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 09:55:20 »

Accents can be deceptive. When I moved from Lancashire to Lennox Drive it wasn't long before I spoke with a cocky twang due to everyone else having moved from London! It was great fun walking to school each day dressed in Grammar School shorts and cap having jolly banter with bigger kids from a "floored" position. Those were the days.

You've got me intrigued now, I spent my childhood living on Lennox Drive and then eventually bought my parents house off of them there and lived there for a further 7/8 years.. 
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« Reply #55 on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:20:59 »

Big up the Walcot posse Too Cool Lived on Frobisher drive for 10 years myself. Bought my first house there 96-06.

Last night's episode was pretty harrowing by the way. What a sick fucker that Halliwell is.
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« Reply #56 on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:22:51 »

Did you all drink in the Bulldog?  Smiley
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« Reply #57 on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:24:05 »

I did
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« Reply #58 on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:43:09 »

I did

Once in a blue moon, and the Cock Robin.
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« Reply #59 on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 13:48:19 »

Preferred the Green Baize to the Cock Robin, personally.
To think that Walcot and parks doesn't have a pub at all now.
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