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Other uses for Clifton Downs

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Message 1 - posted by ellpresidente, Mar 8, 2008

Now, it would seem that some people don't like the fact that some people (over 700 every week) like to play football on a Saturday on Durdham Downs in Bristol.

So, trying to be fair about this I thought I would see if there are any other activities that take place on the Downs that 'the others' might be interested in. For their benefit, here are a few suggestions:

1) During the summer there are usually softball games going on. These games are between mixed teams so it's got a really good 'feel' to it.
I just love to watch those ladies running between 'posts' and jingle jangling all the way. Hmm perhaps 'the others' may not like this one as it involves women.

2) Jogging - I've noticed some really committed joggers treading the pathways that traverse the Downs. Sometimes I even see them when it's raining. Hmmm, running around a field, now I've heard that somewhere before??? Apparently that's a complete waste of time and will never catch on.

3) Bird Watching.

Truly a game of two seasons this one. During the wetter/windier months one can visit the sea walls area of the Downs in the hope of spotting Peregrin Falcons nesting on the cliffs of Avon Gorge. During the summer months, bird watching takes on a different complexion as us men like to gather to see the abundance of lady flesh on show. Hmm, 'the others' may not like this one either as it does involve women.

4) The Circus - Strong men in tight Lycra, oh yes please, I'm in a band dont you know, I love that kind of thing.

5) The Flower show - perhaps the others might enjoy this one?

6) Man Stuff

I think this one may be of the most interest to our avid Downs followers. There is an area of the Downs that is frequented by males of the human tribe. They visit this place in order to 'have relations' with each other in the privacy of their own woods. Perhaps this may be of interest to 'the others' and we should ask the BBC to start a microsite with details about fixtures/results/tables. Match reports could involve telling the community about who has cleaned up and who has had a taste of their own medicine, during the week's extremely competitive meetings. I believe they even have a moustache of the season award.

Do you have a moustache Daniel?
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Message 2 - posted by U8259068, Mar 8, 2008

Blimey Ellepresidente, your talents are endless mate, football, kitchen fitting (Including plinth lights<ok>) and now Tourism Guide for the Downs<laugh>;)
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Message 3 - posted by ellpresidente, Mar 8, 2008

Blimey Ellepresidente, your talents are endless mate, football, kitchen fitting (Including plinth lights<ok>) and now Tourism Guide for the Downs<laugh>;)

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Why thank you. I must say that I do feel bad for the people of Bristol and beyond in that these discussion boards do seem to focus quite heavily on the Bristol Downs League. I suppose the reason for that is that people interested in this topic seem to post quite a lot.

Anyway, to try to even up the balance I thought I'd try to demonstrate that there is more to 'The Downs' than just football, which after all does only happen from September to April and mostly only on a Saturday. That leaves over 330 other days a year when there are plenty of other things to do there.

I think later this week I may run a series of postings about other football leagues that happen in Bristol. I also feel sorry for these guys as they dont get the exposure that our league does.
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Message 4 - posted by U8259068, Mar 8, 2008



I think later this week I may run a series of postings about other football leagues that happen in Bristol. I also feel sorry for these guys as they dont get the exposure that our league does.

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Why not go the whole hog and feature local leagues from all around the country?

We don't want anyone accusing you of being biased towards Bristol now do we?
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Message 5 - posted by downsisabeach, Mar 9, 2008

Bring back horse racing.
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Message 6 - posted by TheLocalYokel, Mar 9, 2008

They don't feature all the leagues around Bristol let alone the country.

I thought The Downs used to be a haven for sheep grazing.

Might explain why so many Welsh people live in and around Bristol.

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Message 7 - posted by TheLocalYokel, Mar 9, 2008

I had to reprise the bit in the first line to maintain my consistency when talking about this subject.

Sorry about the repetition. :(
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Message 8 - posted by ellpresidente, Mar 9, 2008

I had to reprise the bit in the first line to maintain my consistency when talking about this subject.

Sorry about the repetition. :(

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Interesting that you should mention sheep grazing as I believe that the Downs are still classified as common ground, meaning that us commoners (not you Daniel as you are special) are technically allowed to graze our sheep there, pigs too.

Maybe this was what Daniel meant when he suggested he might visit the Downs in search of some pork?????
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