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Anyone know Wakefield well?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by veni_vidi, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. veni_vidi

    veni_vidi New commenter

    Hello, i may be moving there in the new year, and i'm wondering about the areas to avoid, and which are nice. I've heard such varying opinions so far, i though i'd try here. I would like a couple of nice pubs in the area if possible, as we do enjoy a good local. [​IMG]
    Many thanks tessers!
  2. I moved to Wakefield in June and it's an ok place to live. There isn't much to do in the centre but it's only a short train ride to Leeds which makes it so much better. I live in the city centre so don't know much about the different areas. Sandal's meant to be a nice place to live. There's a few pubs, a large lake near by (Pugneys) that has a nature reserve and water sports and there's also the ruins of a castle to walk around. The fella grew up around here so I'll ask him when he gets back from work. Newmillerdam also looks like a nice village. It has quite a few pubs, a large dam and boathouse to walk round and a carvery [​IMG]
  3. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Are you moving from far away. I found moving 150 miles north quite a culture shock 30 years ago. There's some gorgeous countryside around Wakefield and the Hepworth Museum is great. I loved Leeds when i lived near there - could you commute? Motorway network looks really useful for getting anywhere.
  4. veni_vidi

    veni_vidi New commenter

    I'm moving there ( i think), because it's in between mine and my partners work places, so a bit of a compromise, and should be ok. Trying for somewhere near the M1 for this reason. I'm from the North anyway, so won't be a culture shock, although i've never been to Wakefield and keeping hearing widely different views.
    700- you make it sound great, nice places to visit and walk and nice pubs to eat in after. Leeds is so close i can do shopping there. Had a look at the dam place, it looks lovely, although my partner hates cottages so actually living there might be a problem, ha.
  5. Crofton is nice. Parts of Ossett are nice. But to be honest I wouldn't live anywhere near Wakefield. Perhaps my judgement is clouded by having my head kicked in by 3 miners outside the Four Faces nightclub in 1974!
    Leeds is far, far better.
  6. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Ooh Ossett! I fell in love with someone from Ossett once - for about a month. He was the most beautiful boy I ever knew.
  7. Snap. I moved here for the same reason. I've text the fella but he's not been much use although he did grow up on the Leeds edge of Wakefield [​IMG]. What two places do you need to near to and I'll have another think.
  8. Avoid Dewsbury. I'm from Dewsbury.
  9. I live near Wakefield - if I need clothes etc I go into Wakefield for them. I can't honestly recommend it and would rather spend the extra and go into Leeds to socialise. I expect there are people like me there somewhere but I've never met any, certainly not in the city centre pubs and clubs!. Avoid WF1 and WF2 postcodes. If you can drive you could live in Leeds and commute to Wakefield but the M1/M621 are terrible in rush hour.
  10. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter

    it is much cheaper to live within walking distance of one workplace or the other.
  11. Cervinia

    Cervinia Occasional commenter

    The link below is of photos taken at one of Wakey's finest establishments.

  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    I've come across the vicar.
  13. veni_vidi

    veni_vidi New commenter

    Having a job in this climate is preferable to the unemployed stints i've had this year. It's a mat cover so a temporary solution for next year, hopefully a permenant job will appear next Jan in an area where neither of us have to travel much and we might be able to afford to buy. We live in hope [​IMG]
    Wakey is the only option at the moment, but it won't be so bad, i'm from a big town very near Dewsbury, and those pics of that nightclub look very familiar, ha ha, as somewhere i'll be avoiding.
    We've seen some nice houses around the crigglestone/horbury area which would be perfect for the commute so we'll prob go with that and hope for the best. Thanks everyone!
  14. Good luck! I saw your post on the NQT thread, I hope everything works out for you.
    I had my fingers crossed for that too but have just been offered a college job in Barnsley and the fella works in Leeds so looks like were staying here for a while. Apart from the lack of things to do I don't think Wakefield's that bad at all and if your from Dewsbury it'll prob be like a home from home. I used to live in Ossett and always went to the ASDA in Dewsbury. Depending which way your going the motorways not too bad either. I've spend the last six months travelling to Rotherham and the motorways been generally clear. It's a bit if a nightmare going into Leeds at rush hour though.
  15. veni_vidi

    veni_vidi New commenter

    Thanks 700W! It's was a relief, but all change now. Didn't want to move as i live somewhere lovely at the moment, but needs must. My partner will be going Leeds way, but i'm the other. I won't tell him this yet [​IMG]
    Congrats on your job too! [​IMG]
  16. ooh errr!
  17. Oooh errr missus !
  18. Double post - how did that happen?
  19. Don't suppose you know what Portobello in sandal is like do you? We are I the process of buying a lovely new house but worried about the area:-/
  20. Wakey's not too bad but for the high life I suggest you move to Barnsley and commute.

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