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    When they were built it was all countryside. All the other houses round about were built 40 to 60 years later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Some of them do.
    Cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    When they were built it was all countryside. All the other houses round about were built 40 to 60 years later.
    That's a bit like our place. Before the modern houses surrounding our property were built, it was miles of land/fields, representing part of Acton Hall estate, which led to the old hall itself, and that our gatehouse was part of. There's an identical lodge to ours at the other end of the estate, which is now council owned.

    You can see the images here of bygone times, the gates in front of our lodge, and the old hall itself, which sadly has been knocked down: https://www.google.com/search?q=acto...hrome&ie=UTF-8 or https://www.google.com/search?q=acto...DO3AnMslOLR_M:

    Lots of history

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    Yes, so many fantastic old places have been ripped down by idiots. They mostly get away with it too.
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    I know.... With local councils, if the back-hander received is suitably generous, then let's just say many 'doors' can be opened

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninanina View Post
    For us Portsmouth is considered kinda the poor area and Southsea the posh & expensive area

    I live in the Portmouth bit as does Colin

    When Colin was buying his house we looked at houses in Southsea but for the same money you can get a house twice the size in parts of Portsmouth, which is what he did...
    Those of us from Southampton consider the whole of Portsmouth, Southsea, Gosport and Fareham to be the 'poor area'...

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    Yesh, but you don't have a hammock!

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    True, but I do have a hot tub!! )

    To be fair, Southampton is a bigger s*it-hole than Portsmouth these days. The only time we ever go into the city centre is if we need to visit John Lewis. We went there on Sunday and were amazed by how many buildings have been demolished since we were last there, which was probably a year ago or more!

    Then again, Southampton doesn’t have a ‘nuclear bomb test’ joke about it... ;o)
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    I wouldn't thank you to live in any of these congested big cities, especially down south! If I were you, I'd stick to the relative peace and tranquility of rural Hampshire

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    Gravesend is the place. I'm surprised they don't make more movies there, as it manages a pretty good 'post apocalyptic' look.
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