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York, WA 2 months 1 week ago #186017

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Thought I’d raise a thread that’s not about Ben, Donald or Covid. Perhaps only Senior Seagull and I will be interested in it. Anyway, would just like to ask senior if he has been a long time resident of York. I lived just out of York and went to school there for my first 6 1/2 years. I love going back there to sit on the main drag with a coffee and sanger. It’s a lovely little town.
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York, WA 2 months 1 week ago #186025

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58shark wrote: Thought I’d raise a thread that’s not about Ben, Donald or Covid. Perhaps only Senior Seagull and I will be interested in it. Anyway, would just like to ask senior if he has been a long time resident of York. I lived just out of York and went to school there for my first 6 1/2 years. I love going back there to sit on the main drag with a coffee and sanger. It’s a lovely little town.

Was there with the family for one of the kids Swimming comps mid Feb. Loved it. Not far from Perth - about 80 minutes but has a real country feel. Very picturesque
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York, WA 2 months 6 days ago #186026

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WA’s oldest inland settlement and prime farming country, can be a little rocky though. Used to drive through there on the way to see the Grandma in Quairading many times, Dad would always take a little detour and take us past the old haunted hospital.

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York, WA 2 months 6 days ago #186027

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Us, salt of the earth, Beverly people don’t get on with those toffs from york. You can keep your average footy team and the tree change hippies from the city. Come on across to a friendly country town and meet actual farmers, not the weekend straw bonnet variety of our northern cousins. While you’re here, have a real home-made sausage roll and sauce instead of an overpriced cafe latte with kale and tofu on a brioche roll.

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York, WA 2 months 6 days ago #186030

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So much pent up anger and envy Dev!!

Both nice towns, only been in York for a little under 2 years but been regular visitors for over 10 years. Kids and grandies up here and i work from home so an easy move and just a little over 50 mins from Midland which has all the facilities one needs re shopping, major hospitals, and other services, Northam is about 25 mins away with most of the day to day stuff. We have a decent IGA but not the range of Northam, so quite well serviced. It can be a bit cliquey though with the old time farming families consider themselves above the rest, which I'm sure is the same as the other 3 main Avon towns in Toodyay, Northam and Beverley. If you dont have a family member in the cemetary then your not a local!!

Love it up here but do miss the sea breeze, the bird life is amazing and just lots and lots of lovely bushland and space. Was going to join the local footy team (social member) this season but we all know whats happened there. Lots of very good footballers from up this way. The Bateman family is a very well respected local family and the region has good ties with the Perth footy club.

So happy up here and the drive down for Subi games is never a chore.

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York, WA 2 months 6 days ago #186033

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Well, SS you haven’t had to endure a drive home after a loss too often have you :)

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York, WA 2 months 6 days ago #186041

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Haha, true TOO, but I have many many years of much shorter drives home from Subi games with feelings of total disappointment and depression to give it all some balance.

Like all on here I'm missing my footy, but saving a shedload on petrol.

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York, WA 2 months 6 days ago #186042

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SS, good to see you won lotto and were able to move there. Got very pricey at one time.

The southern Avon used to be my stomping ground in another life and had a relationship with Beverley work wise.

Every couple of years we do the triangle from Perth to see how things are going and reminisce. Great Eastern to the Lakes, stop at York for lunch (no latte or kale, thanks) then on to Beverly to the old Research Station, take the back roads to the Brookton highway and check one of the dams on the way back.

Had a few mates in the day play for York and got themselves a G/F. Very proud footy club but like all wheatbelt towns suffering from a lack of depth.

May Huey send you early and plentiful rains this season.

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York, WA 2 months 6 days ago #186045

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Thanks Dev, the local cockies have fingers crossed for a decent downpour so seeding can get underway, some are dry seeding. If the cockies have a good year, then the town has a good year.

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York, WA 2 months 6 days ago #186046

Lovely town York, haven't been there for a while. We had a few relatives who used to come over from the UK and Ireland and we would always take them to York. Is the Motor Museum still around?

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