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Are some towns 'snobby'?

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 13:57 UK time, Tuesday, 18 July 2006

We all know rivalry exists in some way between neighbouring towns. It's one way we can do a little bit of harmless ribbing with friends from the next community. But the issue is starting to take a more serious turn between locals discussing this point on the Flint mini site.

People from Mold, and I'm a resident too, are being accused of being snobs, looking down their noses at those from Flint. Do you agree, because I thought we were a friendly bunch? And where else does the rivalry exist between communities? Is it the same between Holywell and Flint; Ruthin and Denbigh; and Rhyl and Prestatyn?

My family comes from North Staffordshire originally where you were considered 'posh' if you lived in green Newcastle under Lyme, a stone's throw from the urban sprawl of 'smoky Stoke'. The thing is, Stoke on Trent provided the places of work for those living in Newcastle so any snobs there were biting the hand that fed them! But that's a different a story...

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