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Ditton fields - opinions and comments

Hi all,
First time we write on this forum. Thanks in advance for any answer.

I and my wife are looking into buying an house in Cambridge, UK. We have been through a lot of viewings and we might have found something which we like.

The house is in Ditton Fields. We went around there a couple of times and we liked it, but we would like to have opinions and comments about the neighbourhood.

How is it? Can someone give us some suggestions?

Thank you once more.

Giuseppe & Dafne

Published by giuseros at 7:17pm on Sat 8th April 2017. Viewed 2,511 times.

Cambridge people will tell you Ditton Fields is a bit of a a rough area, but bear in mind that's "Cambridge rough" as opposed to, say, "Liverpool rough" or "Glasgow rough". In other words, I've walked round there at night without being terrified even though I'm a total wuss.

Published by John Techno at 10:27pm on Sat 8th April 2017.

Farr from crazy pavements -
the taste of silver spoons
A clinical arrangement

on a dirty afternoon
Where the fecal germs of Mr Freud
are rendered obsolete
The legal term is null and void
In the case of Ditton Fields

In the cheap seats where murder breeds
Somebody is out of breath
Sleep is a luxury they don't need
- a sneak preview of death
Belladonna is your flower
Manslaughter your meat
Spend a year in a couple of hours
On the edge of Ditton Fields

Where the action isn't
That's where it is
State your position
Vacancies exist
In an X-certificate exercise
Ex-servicemen excrete
Keith Joseph smiles and a baby dies
In a box on Ditton Fields

From the boarding houses and the bedsits
Full of accidents and fleas
Somebody gets it
Where the missing persons freeze
Wearing dead men's overcoats
You can't see their feet
A riff joint shuts - opens up
Right down on Ditton Fields

Cars collide, colours clash
disaster movie stuff
For a man with a Fu Manchu moustache
Revenge is not enough
There's a dead canary on a swivel seat
There's a rainbow in the road
Meanwhile on Ditton Fields
Silence is the code

Hot beneath the collar
an inspector calls
Where the perishing stink of squalor
impregnates the walls
the rats have all got rickets
they spit through broken teeth
The name of the game is not cricket
Caught out on Ditton Fields

The hipster and his hired hat
Drive a borrowed car
Yellow socks and a pink cravat
Nothing La-di-dah
OAP, mother to be
Watch the three-piece suite
When shit-stoppered drains
and crocodile skis
are seen on Ditton Fields

The kingdom of the blind
a one-eyed man is king
Beauty problems are redefined
the doorbells do not ring
A lightbulb bursts like a blister
the only form of heat
here a fellow sells his sister
down the river on Ditton Fields

The boys are on the wagon
The girls are on the shelf
Their common problem is
that they're not someone else
The dirt blows out
The dust blows in
You can't keep it neat
It's a fully furnished dustbin,
Sixteen Ditton Fields

Vince the ageing savage
Betrays no kind of life
but the smell of yesterday's cabbage
and the ghost of last year's wife
through a constant haze
of deodorant sprays
he says retreat
Alsations dog the dirty days
down the middle of Ditton Fields

People turn to poison
Quick as lager turns to piss
Sweethearts are physically sick
every time they kiss.
It's a sociologist's paradise
each day repeats
On easy, cheesy, greasy, queasy
beastly Ditton Fields

Eyes dead as vicious fish
Look around for laughs
If I could have just one wish
I would be a photograph
on a permanent Monday morning
Get lost or fall asleep
When the yellow cats are yawning
Around the back of Ditton Fields

Published by Priority 23 at 8:09am on Sun 9th April 2017.

What John said.

Also, the next road along, Ditton Walk, has become thoroughly gentrified in the last few years, and I'd imagine Ditton Fields won't be far behind.

Published by sam i at 2:20pm on Sun 9th April 2017.

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Published by bigmal at 4:56pm on Sun 9th April 2017.

Agree with sam i , that whole area is gentrifying fast. You're walking distance from the river, and have the beehive centre and Tescos on your doorstep. The only minor thing is Newmarket Road is usually congested, specially when the football is on. There is also an excellent curry house Pipasha's near you.

Also check out:

I think they have a facebook page too.

You are also walking distance to Abbey swimming pool and gym.

We've been living in abbey nearly 3 years now, its very safe, great for families. Good luck with your house hunt.

Published by tyres at 4:33pm on Thu 13th April 2017.

On the subject of Pipasha, do any of you know anything about the building it's in? It's obviously very old and appears to have various bits from various eras, which always makes for an interesting structure, but I've not been able to find anything out.

Published by John Techno at 10:39pm on Thu 13th April 2017.



Published by Priority 23 at 11:54pm on Thu 13th April 2017.

Hi all,
Thanks really a lot for all the advices.

We are in the middle of the auction. I hope it goes well!

Thanks again,
Giuseppe & Dafne

Published by giuseros at 9:04am on Fri 14th April 2017.

Seems the building was a pub called The Globe until the 90s, and the rear part once housed a brewery. As for the rest of the building, not much info available.

Published by John Techno at 10:38am on Fri 14th April 2017.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 10:43am on Fri 14th April 2017.

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