LET’S CELEBRATE……SCUNTHORPE

 

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Two views on Scunthorpe from my readers.

The Venice of the North, says Pete, from Brum.

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The real mastermind behind BRAPA has a different view, as Simon reports;

“As I turned my lights out and drifted off, my phone buzzed.  I noticed it was a text from the legendary Tom Irvin.  Too tired to see what it said, probably he’s just passing Scunthorpe and saying everyone is a bastard”.

Not many trips to Sunny Scunny since I started this blog, but a decade ago I made an afterwork trip for fish and chips in Yarborough Road, Grimsby and a half in Winterton, admiring the glow of the steelworks on a beautiful May evening.

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Pic:Zabuary

 

Folk at work the next morning refused to believe I’d made this 6 hour journey for chips and a tick, EXACTLY the sort of thing I’m missing most now.

Grim

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The George Hogg in Winterton is/was a cracker; Simon thought so too, and he had Bass.

As for Scunny, well.

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(I)
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(II)
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(III)
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(IV)

The art came as a surprise, the rundown social clubs and mobility scooters less so.

Indie had craft keg and proper coffee. And umbrellas.

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Two perennial GBG entries in the centre, and the Malt Shovel in the suburb of Ashby

You probably guessed there’d be a Spoons.

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Legendary 

Proper inside mobs Spoons, too.

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Proper Pub

If this is all sounding familiar, I only did Scunny a year ago, but I’m more than happy to recycle my stuff forever.  So sue me.

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Exterior the highlight

The Honest Lawyer lived down to its name.

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Craft range

Interesting town, but rather a contrast with the craft-laden treasures of Middlesbrough.

They’re smashing the Corona here, though.

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10 thoughts on “LET’S CELEBRATE……SCUNTHORPE

  1. Has the new month of Zabuary been introduced to mitigate the current economic plight? Odd to see those 4 Sharp’s lumps without DB featuring. Scunny hasn’t worked us tickers too hard over the years.

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  2. Here’s a sobering thought for southerners.

    Going by its banks, Scunthorpe is south of the Trent. So is Grimsby for that matter.

    But Doncaster isn’t.

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  3. Aaah…Scunthorpe…it’s definitely a town of two halves! The North and East sides show maximum industrial devastation, but the South and Western sides, towards the Trent, are more like a garden town!

    Although I was born in Scunthorpe, most of my formative years (till I was seduced by the bright lights of the big city) were spent in a couple of villages south of Scunthorpe (Scotton and Scotter). Since my parents moved away in 2010 I’ve only made one, fleeting visit back to the area.

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