Tuesday, November 07, 2006


There is a paragraph in the Wikipedia article on Kenilworth that I find amusing:

Despite Kenilworth's huge historical importance it is now stereotyped as dull and suburban as a result of its high elderly population, somewhat dated appearance and middle-class label, However, the town is soon to undergo a £multi-million facelift as its central retail areas have been criticized for being too retrospective and for attracting too many thrift shops and downmarket stores. The scheme boasts increased shop sizes, contemporary looks rivaling neighbouring cities/towns and a brand new Waitrose supermarket. There are also plans to renovate the existing youth centre and library buildings.

The article goes on to cite social problems that Kenilworth has in common with other smaller English towns, such as underage drinking and "dogging" (public sex in local nature preserves).

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