When you find yourself on holiday, on a course or even if you, God forbid, move away, you will be asked ‘where are you from?’. You’ll answer ‘Telford’ and they’ll say, ‘where’s that?’. You’ll then select from a number of answers, dependent upon your assumptions about the person who you are engaging with. ‘Ironbridge?, Wolverhampton? Midlands?’.
If none of those are moving the conversation along, get some inspiration from Rhys Morrow (@rhys_morrow), who left Telford for University in Leicester, and wrote an article for the national student paper and website, The Tab, giving his account of our town for those less fortunate than us.
You’ll be familiar with some of the references, and no doubt surprised by some of the others. A Greggs Crawl? Go take a look.