Author Topic: Mate, Romford.  (Read 1893 times)

Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2019, 06:45:25 PM »
At least this stone cold banger came from it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYyxdmHogLU

alan nagsworth

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2019, 08:23:12 PM »
At least this stone cold banger came from it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYyxdmHogLU

That's gotta be the best thing that's ever come out of Romford.

Small Man Big Horse is the best thing that's ever come in Romford.

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2019, 10:00:09 PM »
What is a Romford?

Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2019, 04:09:23 AM »
Romford has bouncers outside McDonalds

Children dumping their happy meal toys, the Neighbours tie-in was a mistake.

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2019, 04:51:14 AM »

Romford skatepark is a thing of beauty in concrete.

Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2019, 11:10:35 AM »
I'm amused that you call it Rom. Have you ever considered making a Rom-Com?

I have now.

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2019, 11:24:51 AM »
I 'celebrated' my 21st birthday by taking some dodgy speed and going down to the indie night at Hollywood's night club in Romford.

Desolation

Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2019, 11:32:52 AM »
'Coma' on a Monday night? Classic.

alan nagsworth

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2019, 11:44:35 AM »
I 'celebrated' my 21st birthday by taking some dodgy speed and going down to the indie night at Hollywood's night club in Romford.

Desolation

ah mate did they play chelsea dagger, bet they did

bet the place fucking went off for that one

alan nagsworth

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2019, 11:45:55 AM »
Haha I've just remembered that my friend used to work in a Greggs in Glasgow with this other lad who kept himself to himself but then one day he said he was quitting the job as he was off on tour with his band. Turned out he was the drummer of The Fratellis.

Full circle, lads. The magic of Greggs.

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2019, 11:51:39 AM »
'Coma' on a Monday night? Classic.


Yep, that's the one.


Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2019, 11:52:40 AM »
Dean Gaffney and Denise van Outen were always down Hollywoods. 90s Romford, mate. Happ-en-ing.

We once had a punch up on Atlanta Boulevard. We lost. Had to take my mate home in a shopping trolley. Great days.

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2019, 11:54:09 AM »

Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2019, 12:22:55 PM »
In addition to this, right outside the train station - I'm honestly not making this up - there's two motherfucking Wetherspoon's ALMOST LITERALLY NEXT DOOR TO ONE ANOTHER. And do you know what's in the middle of them? To provide a bit of variety, to spice up the high street a bit? Is it the Sistine Chapel? Is it a Keep Calm & Fuck Your Dad poster? Is it a FUCKING GREGGS? I wish!!! Nah, it's a FUCKING Slug & Lettuce pub! The first class free tune mayo sandwich equivalent of Wetherspoon's! ABSOLUTELY BASTARD UNREAL. Lads I'm fucking serious about this, two Wetherspoon's, right there in the same line of sight.

Back in the 'Shit train stations' thread I posted about Basildon train station, specifically the walk from the station to the hospital (which I was doing a fair bit a few years ago), that's solid gold deso: Spoons, bingo hall and strip club (three separate institutions that is, not all rolled into one, although that would be amazing).

Likewise, I'm far from snobby about Spoons (or bingo or stripping), but it's quite a sight for sore (from crying because you're visiting a dying relative) eyes.

After Notting Hill Carnival a couple of years ago I passed out on the night bus and ended up in Romford. Which says more about my inability to navigate public transport while drunk than anything.

Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2019, 12:33:52 PM »
After Notting Hill Carnival a couple of years ago I passed out on the night bus and ended up in Romford. Which says more about my inability to navigate public transport while drunk than anything.

You should consider yourself lucky; years ago the night bus used to terminate in Harold Hill.

Came home one night to my girlfriend's place in Harold Hill and had to clamber over the front wall because there was a police forensics tent blocking the gate. Bloke had been stabbed to death. Loads of claret on the pavement. How's that for desolation?

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2019, 12:52:17 PM »
If Essex is the Heart of Darkness (which it is) then Romford is its poisoned wellspring.

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2019, 03:53:28 PM »
You should consider yourself lucky; years ago the night bus used to terminate in Harold Hill.

Came home one night to my girlfriend's place in Harold Hill and had to clamber over the front wall because there was a police forensics tent blocking the gate. Bloke had been stabbed to death. Loads of claret on the pavement. How's that for desolation?

They get into quite serious arguments over the rules at the Hornchurch wargames club.

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2019, 05:27:31 PM »
After Notting Hill Carnival a couple of years ago I passed out on the night bus and ended up in Romford. Which says more about my inability to navigate public transport while drunk than anything.
Mate.  Bet your passengers were fucking livid.

Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #48 on: June 10, 2019, 07:46:41 PM »
If Essex is the Heart of Darkness (which it is) then Romford is its poisoned wellspring.

The list of fucking dreadful places in Essex is huge, most counties have their shit pits but how many have a seemingly endless list (if we're including places that are now in the borough of Havering and Barking and Dagenham which we are)

Just off the top of my head

Dagenham
Romford
Canvey Island
Barking
Harlow
Basildon
Clacton
Grays
Thurrock
Ilford
Clacton

The entire area around the A13 leaving London for about 8 miles etc etc



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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2019, 07:58:18 PM »
Romford is just end-to-end snooker clubs, isn't it? That's what I like to imagine anyway.

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2019, 08:08:07 PM »
Dagenham
Romford
Canvey Island
Barking
Harlow
Basildon
Clacton
Grays
Thurrock
Ilford
Clacton
I wish you'd put Clacton in there a third time.

A lot of the places you've listed are East London as far as I'm concerned. Essex is Colchester, Little Oakley, and other Domingo-harbouring places of field.

Manningtree. Dedham Vale. Tiptree. Yes, everybody's a racist but there are trees.

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2019, 08:08:34 PM »
I like Essex, it takes the heat off Kent.

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #52 on: June 10, 2019, 09:56:56 PM »
I did an IT contract for Havering council in Romford, for 2-3 months before I got married. Seemed to spend a lot of time in abandoned Nissen huts which had once been offices, filled with defunct computer equipment and ancient paper records. Didn’t seem to actually do a lot. Would skive off to the nearest Costa probably twice a day, morning and afternoon - plus we had lunch breaks...

Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2019, 10:42:56 AM »
All you mugs slating Essex why don’t you come here and say it to my face you caaaaaaant

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2019, 10:46:01 AM »
All you mugs slating Essex why don’t you come here and say it to my face you caaaaaaant

Be reasonable. That would involve going to Essex.

seepage

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2019, 10:57:32 AM »
The list of fucking dreadful places in Essex is huge, most counties have their shit pits but how many have a seemingly endless list (if we're including places that are now in the borough of Havering and Barking and Dagenham which we are)

Just off the top of my head

Dagenham
Romford
Canvey Island
Barking
Harlow
Basildon
Clacton
Grays
Thurrock
Ilford
Clacton

M&S recently plonked one of their Foodhalls on Canvey, so it must've gone a bit gentrified.

Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2019, 11:24:19 AM »
Living the Brexit Dream.
Greggs, Spoons, Greggs, Spoons, Greggs. Comforting teats to the masses.

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Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2019, 11:52:06 AM »
Romford Bypass

Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #58 on: June 12, 2019, 08:11:04 PM »
Ah, Romford. First time I convinced my partner to come and meet me in said Wetherspoons opposite the station two blokes started bottling each other. Never happened since, but she'll never let us live it down.

Grown quite fond of the place really, it's easy enough to get to interesting things happening in town, but far out and unashamedly Brexit-y enough to be immune to any pretentiousness creeping out from Hackney/Newham. Closest we have is a micro-pub where you can't use your phone. Occasionally something genuinely exciting pops up, most recently a co-op bar/food outlet/gig venue which drew a crowd I never knew existed around here, til the council realised it was far too good and withdrew the business subsidies that kept it afloat. Met some wonderful people in there who, now the place is gone, I'm not sure ever actually existed.

Anyway, OP is a slaaaaaaaaagggg.

Re: Mate, Romford.
« Reply #59 on: June 12, 2019, 08:13:54 PM »
Edit: Well this has gone wrong.