Welcome to the last edition of Place for 2017
As ever, Place this month is full of stories from towns and cities around the country, I hope you enjoy reading them.
I thought I’d do something a little different this month, as well as take a break from my standard December playlist, and provide all of our readers with a little gift for Christmas.
So, with thanks to Jean Ball for providing the initial inspiration at our Northwich conference back in the spring, here is a playlist of the best songs with “town” or “city” in the title:
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Raintown – Deacon Blue
The Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy
Suffragette City – David Bowie
Small Town Boy – Bronski Beat
Ghost Town – The Specials
Dirty Old Town – The Pogues
Life In A Northern Town – The Dream Academy
Your Town – Deacon Blue
Funky Town – Lipps, Inc.
We Built This City – Starship
Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses
I’ve also avoided any songs with specific place names in the title – that’d be a huge playlist!
Editor, Matthew Powell