rubbish seaside teignmouth the fun stops here

Following the Redcar Incident I thought it might be wise to have an insurance policy – you know, something I could point to and say “Hey, it’s not just you I’m picking on. I’m equally mean about my own hometown” – so here it is: Teignmouth. The place I did most of my growing up in.

So what’s to say about it? Well, it’s small. It’s safe. It’s really, really pretty and the summer can be a bit of a gas but ultimately it’s very, very dull. Now, I’m not talking ‘not much to do on an evening’ dull – I’m on about ‘this town basically shuts down for 8 months of the year’ dull, not to mention the fact that the nearest escape (Exeter) barely qualifies as a city, at least 99% of the population is nearing 100 years old and it can find itself cut off from the rest of the country for months at a time. As a result, opportunities for entertainment were limited and revolved mainly around activities as depicted in this scene. Hey, at least it kept the sandblasting guy in a job all year round, right?

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2 thoughts on “Teignmouth – The Fun Stops Here”

  1. Nope doesn’t shut down for 8 months of the year. Just had hundreds of folk attend the fourth Classical Music Festival. Monthly Science Cafe always packed. Oystercatchers cafe has events throughout the year. Brand new theatre complex about to open.
    I appreciate your attempt at humour but you’ve just not been clever enough very lazy work. There’s plenty of weird and humorous in Teignmouth but you clearly don’t know about any of it!

    1. You make a good point Sheila: Had – 20 odd years ago – bored teenage me known that *a classical music festival* was mere decades away, I probably wouldn’t have spent my days hanging out in the derelict Royal Hotel and bucked up my ideas. Oh well, we live and learn!

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