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Wednesday 2 February 2005 6.19am
Which bit has the hole then?
Wednesday 2 February 2005 8.40am
Lakeside (my neighbourhood) is, quite literally, a hole - I'm told the shopping centre was effectively built in a big pit that was left after mining...
Wednesday 2 February 2005 2.24pm
The bit where the London rubbish barges go to tip their stuff is called... (appropriately) ... Mucking! Apparently it's full or very nearly full so another hole will have to be found. Downstream from here there are huge areas at the side of the Thames, eg. opposite Erith, where at first there appear to be green rolling hills which look a bit odd in an otherwise flat tidal estuary, then you see lots of little vents all over them and realise that they are grassed-over enormous mounds of rubbish.
Wednesday 2 February 2005 3.57pm
...it's the same for the home-ground of my team - Reading FC...the Madejski Stadium is built on landfill, so there are lots of unusual looking funnels poking up out of the ground all around the stadium. The area constantly smells of burning potatoes, which is the methane etc. escaping.

Hence why the fanzine is called 'The Whiff'...!!!
Wednesday 2 February 2005 11.47pm
So which bit are you from then, TLMJJ? I'm certain that its neither a hole in the ground nor a muddy creek.
Thursday 3 February 2005 7.39am
Nor has a whiff of methane gas......
Anonymous User
Thursday 3 February 2005 10.05am
The Unladylike Ms. Jo Wrote:
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> So which bit are you from then, TLMJJ? I'm certain
> that its neither a hole in the ground nor a muddy
> creek.


Surely she comes from a castle or a palace like all princesses.
Thursday 3 February 2005 11.48am
What an interesting turn this thread has taken.

I'm from a village near the Blackwater Estuary, TUMJ. We do have big holes in the ground from former gravel pits, but as it's the posh part of Essex, they're filled with water, rather than rubbish.

Plenty of mud up the road, too:

http://www.thisisessex.co.uk/essex/evening-gazette/local_interest/maldonmud/gallery/

Thursday 3 February 2005 11.56am
Show us pictures like that and then claim its the POSH bit of Essex? Obviously these are the minions that clamour around the gates of your palace.

Are you the North or South side of the Blackwater? Do you know Bradwell?
Thursday 3 February 2005 12.40pm
No. Brad and I have only a passing acquaintance

...if you press it, they will come.
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