So, I’m not proud to admit it, but I was definitely feeling a little smug at having got such a cushty job for next year in my dream school (pretty much – i mean, my dream school would actually start at 10am, finish at 2pm and there’d be no more than 6 kids in a class…).
…Then i realised that Bracknell town centre looks just like Coventry – but about half the size. And i’m really not exaggerating… OH DEAR LORD. But at least I have found a silver lining to being a teacher with no spare time.
- One of the oldest buildings in the town is the ‘Old Manor’ public house, a 17th century brick manor house featuring a number of priest holes. Next door once stood the ‘Hind’s Head’ coaching inn, where it is said Dick Turpin used to drink. It is believed that there were once underground tunnels between the two, along which the famous highwayman could escape from the authorities.
- Bracknell has been used in the filming of many TV shows and films, such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
- Bracknell is featured in the PlayStation 3 title “Resistance: Fall of Man” set in 1951, as the location at which power conduits travel deep underground South East England to power the Chimeran fortresses. It also featured in the sequel “Resistance:2” with a similar role.
UPDATE: Here’s the opinion of another ‘Reputable’ source on the joys of living in Bracknell. Looks like i’m going to have a great year…