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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

When they all go back to Tennessee there'll be no one left in Wigan but thee

One of Maybelle's contacts is coming to visit on the morrow and asked for directions. "Can you send me a Google Maps link?" he asks.

Which is how we discovered that according to Google Maps the only places of interest in Helminthdale town centre are a knocking shop and a railway station that Doctor Beeching shut down.


The Topiary Cow said...

A knocking shop?

Cow can only guess--is this a shop filled with door knockers?

Curious moos want to know.

Gadjo Dilo said...

That Doctor Beeching. I'm sure he was a decent bloke, bought his mother flowers and everything, but he'll never be forgiven.

geraldgee said...

Wasnt Doctor Beeching? Wasnt he the one before Thatcher and that Post Office chap?

Affer said...

Just out of interest, whereabouts is the knocking shop? A friend asked me......

Pat said...

A knocking shop is what I told my teen-age son our house wasn't when he wanted a friend and his girl friend who were strangers to me to spend the night.
It was very late.

KAZ said...

I used to work near (not in) the knocking shops in Manchester's red light area.
How does Mr Google know about them?
Are they NHS?

Macy said...

Just googlemapped our home town and found there is NOTHING here. Nada. Zip. Not even a knocking shop.

Which is strange because last time I looked out the window we had a sort of famous arched bridge across the Forth.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Ms Cow: a, ahem, "swingers' club." ahem.

Gadjo: strange, isn't it? History hasn't abated the opporobium. (sorry, it's been that sort of a Wednesday)

Gerald: that's the one

Affer: literally just up the road (it's uphill) two blocks up from the clap clinic (and I'm really not making that up!)

Pat: quite right, too.

Kaz: hanging round on platform 14 at Piccadilly, waiting for the cancelled trains, there wasn't much else to do other than watching the Johns picking up the ladies on the corner by the BT car park. I expect that's how Google Maps got the gen.

Macy: (-:

Charlie said...

With a paucity of interesting places, I would not have to board an over-priced tour bus to take a whirlwind drive around Helmintdale.

Tour guide: "And if you look to your left, you'll see—oops, missed it!"

Kevin Musgrove said...

Charlie: if I can stir myself I may provide the tour guide at New Year