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Old 09-18-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Hmm my hometown is semi rural in a county that borders Glasgow. We are very different to city people.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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Are they becoming more and more like city slickers? Especially as the line gets blurred: more wealthy city dwellers who buy 'escapes' in the country or even buy a nice country property within commuting distance of their place of work. To an Australian, the UK is absurdly small, and even the most remote country village is within close distance to a sizable city or town. The young people can't help but be influenced by city life and the media.

Is it getting rarer to find these traditional ways in rustic landscapes, and old-fashioned attitudes in the country?

Like the Kinks 'Village Green Preservation Society', sadly it seems the England of old is fading away to be a thing of the past.
I think in the case of the UK, generations of the so-called "country folk" are being systematically driven out of their own homes by the wealthy. The influx of second home owners that visit periodically and pay only 50% council tax has at once driven up property prices and starved rural councils of funds.

The young people in the country aren't being "influenced" by city life and the media. They're being forced into the city because they can't afford to live in the place they grew up.

Don't be fooled by distance in the UK. If you grew up in Thurso, there's no way you're within commuting distance of any work.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:41 AM
 
Location: SW France
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I think in the case of the UK, generations of the so-called "country folk" are being systematically driven out of their own homes by the wealthy. The influx of second home owners that visit periodically and pay only 50% council tax has at once driven up property prices and starved rural councils of funds.

The young people in the country aren't being "influenced" by city life and the media. They're being forced into the city because they can't afford to live in the place they grew up.

Don't be fooled by distance in the UK. If you grew up in Thurso, there's no way you're within commuting distance of any work.
I very much agree with these comments.

There are still pockets of the 'old rural way of life' but are harder to find due in part to the reasons above.

I still come across older people whose accents are not easy to follow, and where a 'sister' is someone who handles legal matters.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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I think in the case of the UK, generations of the so-called "country folk" are being systematically driven out of their own homes by the wealthy. The influx of second home owners that visit periodically and pay only 50% council tax has at once driven up property prices and starved rural councils of funds.

The young people in the country aren't being "influenced" by city life and the media. They're being forced into the city because they can't afford to live in the place they grew up.

Don't be fooled by distance in the UK. If you grew up in Thurso, there's no way you're within commuting distance of any work.
There's too much such people in England, especially. You can't find a decent house in the country villages anymore that isn't under £250,000. House prices in the UK are ridiculous, it's like trying to find an affordable rural house in New Jersey . I'd love to live in the UK, but house prices scare me away from it, and I don't like living in cities with more than 10,000 people over there
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Rural people in Yorkshire are totally different to their city counterparts.

People here in Leeds are pretty open-minded and are more liberal, we have a lot of gay pride events and parades and everyone is very supportive of it. We also have a large West Indian carnival. There are a lot of people moving here too, from abroad and elsewhere in the UK, such as university graduates, who study for 2- 5 years and decide to stay after their course is over.

People in a village of 20 people located in back-o-beyond in the hills of North Yorkshire will be far, far more conservative in their views and are scornful and distrusting of outsiders.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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There's too much such people in England, especially. You can't find a decent house in the country villages anymore that isn't under £250,000. House prices in the UK are ridiculous, it's like trying to find an affordable rural house in New Jersey . I'd love to live in the UK, but house prices scare me away from it, and I don't like living in cities with more than 10,000 people over there
I don't think you love the UK, you love the idea of the idyllic England that you hear about in books and songs.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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I don't think you love the UK, you love the idea of the idyllic England that you hear about in books and songs.
I don't know, I've been there for 6 months in a row already been all over Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough (hate it), central London (hate it), parts of Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, and Gloucestershire (all small and medium towns only) and Cirencester southern Gloucestershire is my favorite part of the south that I've been to. I've been aroun England a hell of a lot more than your average tourist, that's for sure
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:41 PM
 
Location: SW France
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I don't know, I've been there for 6 months in a row already been all over Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough (hate it), central London (hate it), parts of Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, and Gloucestershire (all small and medium towns only) and Cirencester southern Gloucestershire is my favorite part of the south that I've been to. I've been aroun England a hell of a lot more than your average tourist, that's for sure
Don't you mean Ziren?
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