A Tour of Stoke-on-Trent: Life In A Northern Town

This amused us while writing the panorama section of the Digital Geography book and looking for urban images: A Drive around Stoke-on-Trent.

Take in the wonders of the Lidl (a low cost supermarket), the local kebab house and the town incinerator amongst others. A few days ago we talked about Earthmine and a new kind of map, to be honest we cant see them driving around Stoke anytime soon:

Life in an Northern Town, as Dream Academy once sung, which can now rather helpfully be found on YouTube.

Although the drive around Stoke is a bit grim there is something about it that almost celebrates the English town.

Thanks go to the D’log blog for posting the link.

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  1. Richard Browning - December 18, 2007

    if those town centres were strung together with more urbanity, you’d have london.

  2. Andy - December 18, 2007

    Yep thats very true….

  3. Anonymous - January 11, 2008

    Err. Life in a Midlands town, actually.

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