Part 2: You know you’re from Worksop when...

Christmas shoppers in Worksop town centre
Christmas shoppers in Worksop town centre

Last year we suggested a number of scenarios which could only happen to people from Worksop.

From feeling like the end is near when Bird’s butchers shut its doors for the last time to doing absolutely anything to avoid parking at the Priory Shopping Centre.

Here’s five more things to ‘You know you’re from Worksop when...’

1. You have to visit Greggs...

No matter how many times you visit the town in a week, you feel your life is only complete when you’ve had a Greggs.

Obviously you can’t have the same thing as you had the previous day, but a steak bake here and a sausage and cheese melt there never hurt anybody.

You even try to mix things up by going to a different store, just to make yourself feel better...

2. You hear someone selling outside Crawshaws from the top of town

You can’t knock their enthusiasm, but is there any need to shout “THREE CHICKENS FOR A FIVER” every four seconds?

It doesn’t matter if you are stood at the top of town near the cinema, you can still hear them screeching away.

I say fair play to them, they are keen sellers, but I wonder what Lord Sugar would make of it all...

3. You see a man walking around with his top off as soon as the sun appears...

There’s not too many times when Worksop is scorchio in a year, but when we do experience a little bit of sun, even though it’s still only eight degrees, there’s always that one male who feels the need to take off his top and walk around with such a swagger you would think he owned the town...

4. You’ve walked three miles out of your way to avoid ‘chuggers’.

‘Chuggers’, also known as ‘charity muggers’, seem to be everywhere in Worksop.

I’ve seen people with my own eyes try to avoid them at all costs.

I’ve witnessed grown men literally sprint past them and elderly pensioners take a 15 minute detour to avoid getting harassed...

5. You keep checking the Priory Centre for a Burger King...

You’ve heard there’s a Burger King on its way, but you’re not exactly sure when.

And it’s annoying you.

You’ve been excited about being able to get your chops around a flame-grilled burger since last summer.

There’s always a glimmer of hope when you see an empty space in the shopping centre, only to be left disappointed when it turns out to be another charity shop...