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  • With the Buddhist Centre in the castle, the large lesbian community, hippies, people escaping "stuff" elsewhere, plus all the UFO reports ... you've got a strange little town. What's it like? Add 'Twin Peaks', 'Nuts in May' and 'Royston Vasey' into a great big pot in the middle of some dark hills. Welcome to TODMORDEN!
  • Todmorden is also the lesbian capital of England, and is fast becoming a ghetto for our non-vanilla sisters.
  • Todmorden is a godforsaken hole. Go somewhere else.
  • Acorn Centre, a town centre community centre offering youth groups, parent and toddler groups, training, Internet drop-in service, cafe, community minibus, meeting room hire and lots more. Take a look at www.acorncentre.org.uk
  • Todmorden Swimming Pool and SportsCentre has trampolining lessons and swimming lessons
  • I'm an actor and I grew up in Tod - my dad is still a GP there - and comments about the Royston Vasey nature of the place are closer than you think. Last year I was filming a sitcom with Reece Shearsmith from the League of Gentlemen. I told him where I was from and he said that the League scouted Tod as a location. What nearly swang it was when Reece went for a leak in the Gents next to the indoor market and saw a sole piece of graffiti. Alone on a recently painted wall was the simple plea "Is there any man who wants cock in Tod?"
  • Todmorden definitely has something of a Royston Vasey feel about it. For years the 'Todmorden Triangle' has been famous among UFO spotters for the number of alien abductions that are alleged to have occured. Last year somebody broke into the park's acquarium building and left a giant fish in one of the tanks. A newspaper headline I remember from the early nineties is "Boy throws stone at duck". Look out for 'precious things' in the 'local' shops along the Burnley Road.

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Last updated: 2009-02-08

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