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    Anyone live in Bicester?

    I've just spent Saturday viewing houses in Bicester.

    Anyone live there and have any "insider" info for me? The kind Estate agents neglect to tell you.

    Good parts of town, Bad parts of town etc?

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    no , but its only 20 mins down the road from me

    bicester is pretty small iirc.
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    On a slightly tangential note - how do you pronounce "Bicester"?

    I always wondered that every time I drove past it going from Macclesfield to Reading.

    Is it:
    Bit-chester
    Bi-chester?
    Bi-sester?
    Bister? (given how Leicester is pronounced)
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    i read it initially as "bi-sester" but now i'm starting to see "bit-chester" argh i hate you :/ making my goddamn brain do work!

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    It's pronounced biss-ter. I don't live very far away from there, prolly 25mins, don't know much about it though.

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    biss-ter, as trash says

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    It's most amusing getting an American to pronounce it
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    I don't live too far away, it has that discount shopping village thing doesn't it, always good for a visit.

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    The only part I've really been to is the shopping village... glad I live half an hour away and not any closer or I would be very poor indeed!!!

    It's a nice area as far as I know ...there is an army base nearby and I THINK there was talk of building an asylum seekers centre there... don't know if that is going ahead, or whether it really matters tbh, but may be worth taking into account for future sale-ability.


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    Bicester (bisster) has a fantastic shopping village... I go there at least once a year when i'm at home. I liked the "bargain" Versace skirt at £1k (it was reduced from £6k!)

    I think it's quite small though, not a lot of it.

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    I have lived in Bicester for 18 years and it's a great place to live. I would stay away from Glory farm area also kings end Greenwood homes. Bure Park, Southwold and Langford village are best. let me know if you want any more info.

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    Ah, Bicester...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    It's most amusing getting an American to pronounce it
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    It's most amusing getting an American to pronounce it
    Not as funny as trying to get an American to Pronounce Llangollen, Llan-goth-len or Pontcysyllte, Pont-e-set-lee

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