AIBU to not want to move to Dudley?

(147 Posts)
williaminajetfighter Sat 06-Apr-13 16:32:15

I was recently offered a very well-paid job in the Black Country but ended up turning it down because I just couldn't imagine myself living there. I drove around the area and found it, well, depressing and I couldn't imagine myself living there. No offense to anyone around there - sometimes people 'jive' with a place and sometimes they don't. And I'm not a huge fan of commuting - for lots of reasons - so didn't want to have to live 45/60 minutes away from work.

My DH always brings it up and thinks I made a mistake, particularly as the salary was so much more than I'm on now. I feel horrible about the whole thing so would appreciate if people told me I was (a) crazy to give up the job or (b) made the right decision.

QueenofallIsee Wed 04-Sep-13 12:47:58

Thats where I am from bugger..gorgeous

QueenofallIsee Wed 04-Sep-13 12:47:01

Dudley is grim but i grew up in a beautiful market town 30 mins away with original tudor buildings, independant shops and great schools. Should have planned it a bit better OP

BuggerLumpsAnnoyed Wed 04-Sep-13 09:17:12

You could of lived in bridgnorth. Which was on the front cover of most beautifil country towns.

<nods wisley>

Enzaboo Wed 04-Sep-13 05:56:47

Georgie22 you mention the good areas in looking to move to the area where is a good place to move and places to avoid?? Xx

MarmaladeTwatkins Tue 09-Apr-13 08:35:34

OMG YES Southeast! I used to love the summer fair things. That was where girls of my age would go to parade like Harmony (Mahogany) tinged peacocks in front of be-gelled boys in Naff Co jackets.

Halycon days.

Southeastdweller Mon 08-Apr-13 18:06:35

This is making me so nostalgic I may go up to Dudley fr old times sake next time I'm in the area.

Does anyone remember those summer roadshow in the early 90's at Himley Hall? A friend and I went to see Take That at one event there in 1991 - even then we knew they were going to go far.

Owllady Mon 08-Apr-13 16:00:11

I remember I worked with a bloke from Durham who was really excited about going to the Harry Ramsden's at Merry Hill for a meal....
he came in the next day and said it was awful as they hadn't cooked the chips in lard confused

maddening Mon 08-Apr-13 15:58:57

true true back for good

Owllady Mon 08-Apr-13 15:55:26

Penn is very nice though
I used to live in Staffordshire and I still wouldn't particularly want to live in Dudley/Brierly Hill etc, having lived all over the country though west midlanders rreally would give you their last fiver variety and I miss that

BackforGood Mon 08-Apr-13 15:50:07

Maddening - but the cost of living is a lot cheaper in Dudley than in the SE of England, so the same amount of money would go a lot further.

MarmaladeTwatkins Mon 08-Apr-13 14:59:46

I used to live in Hollybush Lane!

maddening Mon 08-Apr-13 14:25:08

The difference is only £3k after tax and add the petrol of commiting there is probably less than £1k difference. So much of a muchness and you didn't like the area.

dietstartstmoz Mon 08-Apr-13 14:20:35

We also live 20 mins from dudley town centre. We live on the edge of the countrside, there are some lovely residential areas within the borough of dudley, and fab little villages out in the sticks which are gorgeous. There are some excellent schools in dudley, good commuter links, good shopping (merry hill), sorry OP I think you have missed out by not moving to Dudley.

PollyMorph Mon 08-Apr-13 14:16:40

I think a Barley Mow meet is definatly needed! I have never met another MNetter!

Numbthumbs Mon 08-Apr-13 14:07:10

I love it here. We are going to play on Manor park now grin

LadyBobbington Mon 08-Apr-13 14:05:20

I miss Penn sad

Numbthumbs Mon 08-Apr-13 13:57:14

I live off church hill so very close!!

LadyBobbington Mon 08-Apr-13 13:56:11

Lady Bobbington aka Buzzardbird

LadyBobbington Mon 08-Apr-13 13:55:23

I was in Butts Road Numb

Numbthumbs Mon 08-Apr-13 13:45:15

buzzard, i live 2 mins walk from barley mow......small world!

Numbthumbs Mon 08-Apr-13 13:42:31

You dont have to live in Dudley to work there!!!

You should have driven round more, I work in Dudley and within 20 minutes you can be in trescott, seisdon, claverly, wombourne and many other places that are just gorgeous.

There are bad areas in every city, not just those in the black country and its unfair that you think that. Its up to you where you want to work but its not nice to slate where other people work/live happily.

LadyBobbington Mon 08-Apr-13 13:39:06

The restaurant is quite good. Lot of people love it there.

Sparklingbrook Mon 08-Apr-13 13:36:47

Blakelands looks lovely.

LadyBobbington Mon 08-Apr-13 13:33:41

My wedding was supposed to be the first one held there, if I had gone through with it. hmm

georgie22 Mon 08-Apr-13 13:32:01

I had my wedding reception at Blakelands too! I've not been exposed to the delights of the sit-down Greggs! Good place for a local lasses meet-up!!

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