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Sign spotted painted onto a wall in Devizes:

Wiltshire County Council
Designated Townie
Free Area
Image taken on 3/10/2005 13:3


Rather unpleasant, I think. Do you really like seeing stencilled graffiti attacking about 90% of the population of the UK on walls near you? What is a 'townie' anyway? Just a term of abuse. Since moving to the country myself I've noticed a little of this 'more rural than thou' one-upmanship - not much, but enough to register its existence and to dislike it. Most people in Britain are townies and country people, and quite often suburb-dwellers as well, at different stages in their lives.

Didn't know Devizes had suburbs...

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