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Street brawl involving up to 100 people breaks out in Woking

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Merry Christmas to Wokingites that pay a premium to live in Chav Central.

edit. I am doing the Christmas dinner for a few people but I aint that good at looking busy or pretendung to be when there is sod all to do.

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I used to work in Woking in the 1980s

The pub geography of the town virtually guarantees a mass brawl once trouble breaks out.

Year after I quit the place someone got beaten to death with beer glasses on Christmas Eve in the boozer next to my old office

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4 hours ago, stormymonday_2011 said:

I used to work in Woking in the 1980s

The pub geography of the town virtually guarantees a mass brawl once trouble breaks out.

Year after I quit the place someone got beaten to death with beer glasses on Christmas Eve in the boozer next to my old office

I did a 6 month IT contract in Woking - in a tower in the centre of the town which was the former HQ of some big tobacco company. The lifts had wall to wall, including walls, carpeting and everything reeked of tobacco - I assume it was deliberate. Terrible, awful place to work.

Woking was bland, ugly, awful. The best place I found to eat was a camper van parked in the centre of the town that made Chinese dishes. Hated the place. The people I worked with were lovely though. But I did occasionally wonder about how best to blow up the ugly town centre that was Woking.

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They might have fighting to escape the place ...

No matter how fun central Lond is - and it is - once you start 5 miles out, the fun stops. Rapidly.

 

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19 minutes ago, spyguy said:

They might have fighting to escape the place ...

No matter how fun central Lond is - and it is - once you start 5 miles out, the fun stops. Rapidly.

 

 

Yep, all those commuter towns around London are dull as freck. Bland.

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16 hours ago, The Masked Tulip said:

I did a 6 month IT contract in Woking - in a tower in the centre of the town which was the former HQ of some big tobacco company. The lifts had wall to wall, including walls, carpeting and everything reeked of tobacco - I assume it was deliberate. Terrible, awful place to work.

Woking was bland, ugly, awful. The best place I found to eat was a camper van parked in the centre of the town that made Chinese dishes. Hated the place. The people I worked with were lovely though. But I did occasionally wonder about how best to blow up the ugly town centre that was Woking.

"Five Star" the chinese van is still going, but it has moved now to almost right at the entrance to the old BAT tower. These days there is a fantastic burrito place and decent sushi takeaway too.

A drunken brawl is a Saturday tradition in Woking not a Christmas one.

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52 minutes ago, Hail the Tripod said:

"Five Star" the chinese van is still going, but it has moved now to almost right at the entrance to the old BAT tower. These days there is a fantastic burrito place and decent sushi takeaway too.

A drunken brawl is a Saturday tradition in Woking not a Christmas one.

Agreed

I don't think the population is more likely to brawl than elsewhere it is just the way the town's pubs are located that means it has a tendency to escalate, particularly as many lie in the main drag up to the train station. Not surprising really since the town pretty much owes its existence to the railways. I suppose the upside for the cops is that they don't have a very big geographical area to police which is why these flare ups seem to put under control quite fast as well.

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Cops hunt 'bodybuilder' suspect after launching murder probe in wake of deadly back-court bust up in Glasgow

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/cops-hunt-bodybuilder-suspect-after-9515238

A thug described locally as a bodybuilder is believed to have battered the victims as they walked a dog in the back court.

One of the men cried out in terror as the attacker repeatedly slammed his head off the ground.

But the thug told him: “Scream all you like.

“Nobody can hear you. Shout it louder. Tell them you’re not coming back. Tell them you’ll not be back.”

The violence erupted after one of the victims let his dog out in the back court of flats in Ashgill Road, Milton, Glasgow.

A friend was with him at the time and was also attacked.

A local resident said: “All hell was let loose.

“He was being attacked by a much bigger man. He was absolutely defenceless. It was sickening."

I’ve no idea what the attacker meant by ‘tell them you’ll not be back’, but I can remember it clearly.

“He kept hitting the guy’s head off the ground.

On Christmas morning.

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On 25/12/2016 at 5:13 PM, The Masked Tulip said:

I did a 6 month IT contract in Woking - in a tower in the centre of the town which was the former HQ of some big tobacco company. The lifts had wall to wall, including walls, carpeting and everything reeked of tobacco - I assume it was deliberate. Terrible, awful place to work.

Woking was bland, ugly, awful. The best place I found to eat was a camper van parked in the centre of the town that made Chinese dishes. Hated the place. The people I worked with were lovely though. But I did occasionally wonder about how best to blow up the ugly town centre that was Woking.

BAT I assume. I recall talking to IT Sales Veterans who used to sell there in 1970s, apparently there were complimentary fags everywhere as staff perks. Also in those days, table lighters were a popular corporate gift.

i know Woking well as I use the station there from time tontime, indeed I am doing this evenmore often since the Southern Strike.

The regenerated shopping area in the town is ok, but the town side of the station is a complete dump and full of undesirables.

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8 minutes ago, Mikhail Liebenstein said:

BAT I assume. I recall talking to IT Sales Veterans who used to sell there in 1970s, apparently there were complimentary fags everywhere as staff perks.

I suppose it helped keep down the costs for the pension fund.

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Yep, that was it - BAT tower. Horrendous. It was clear that there was loads of money in fags as the building was lavishly specced out even in the pleb areas. Goodness knows what the exec loo was like. But, as I said, it reeked of tobacco.

Good to hear that the Chinese van is still going.

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22 hours ago, stormymonday_2011 said:

Agreed

I don't think the population is more likely to brawl than elsewhere it is just the way the town's pubs are located that means it has a tendency to escalate, particularly as many lie in the main drag up to the train station. Not surprising really since the town pretty much owes its existence to the railways. I suppose the upside for the cops is that they don't have a very big geographical area to police which is why these flare ups seem to put under control quite fast as well.

All true, but it's not just that. There is a fairly serious problem with muggings/attacks on individuals and couples when drunk late at night, which has led to people tending to stick in large groups when moving round on a boozy night out.

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Woking, Esher, and Guildford, are shitholes!

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18 hours ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Yep, that was it - BAT tower. Horrendous. It was clear that there was loads of money in fags as the building was lavishly specced out even in the pleb areas. Goodness knows what the exec loo was like. But, as I said, it reeked of tobacco.

For a ten month period around 1995, I occupied the position of "World's Worst Vending-Machine Engineer".

During this time, my calls to the Rothmans factory in Darlington matched your experience of visiting BAT Tower.

There were 13 sections to the plant - and each had a big round cubicle for the staff to take their breaks in if they couldn't be @rsed to walk to the main canteen.

As well as the coffee machine, these contained nice tables and plush furnishings - and as many free tabs as you could smoke...!

The running joke in all of these was the argument over whose "flash" it was.

Smoker etiquette requires that you offer every other smoker you are socialising with a cigarette when you light-up. It's exactly the same as getting your round-in down the pub.

Up here in the North-East, it's your round in pub - or your "flash" if it's cigarettes. 

Despite the fact the cigs were totally free - the staff still got into heated arguments over whose flash it was. Seriously - I've seen it almost came to blows...!

Happy days...

 

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