Council House origins? Council House origins?

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    Bollocks was there only 4 of us who grew up on a council estate....
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    I bet it's our Sal's post which prompted this thread eh Kate.

    I wondered the same but didn't have vitamins to post the question
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    Yes, although to be fair I've never lived on one of the big estates. It's a wonder that anyone makes it away from those places (peer pressure to engage in crime, poor opportunities for real work, the sneering and bullying of those who chose to educate or train themselves).

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    Quote Originally Posted by milanbenes View Post
    I bet it's our Sal's post which prompted this thread eh Kate.

    I wondered the same but didn't have vitamins to post the question
    here.

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    Yep it was...

    Thing is, I'm not ashamed about where I was brought up. I don't like it all that much but my parents, just like Sals bought their council house (still live in it, in fact!) and worked bloody hard to get us where we are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMark View Post
    Yes, although to be fair I've never lived on one of the big estates. It's a wonder that anyone makes it away from those places (peer pressure to engage in crime, poor opportunities for real work, the sneering and bullying of those who chose to educate or train themselves).
    Same here - our estate had about 100 houses in it. Got a lot more now but back then, everyone knew everyone and there was a real sense of community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cailin maith View Post
    Bollocks was there only 4 of us who grew up on a council estate....
    And you're all related ...
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    I was born in in 1967 and until 1971 lived in the Police House attached to the town Police Station.

    I suppose that was a "Council House" of sorts.

    My parents bought their first house when I was 4 for the princely sum of £4500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    And you're all related ...
    My council estate was in a different country
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    And you're all related ...
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    My council estate was in a different country
    Quote Originally Posted by cailin maith
    Bollocks was there only 4 of us who grew up on a council estate....
    Bollocks! Were there only 4 of us who grew up on a council estate?

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