Book’s ‘ludicrous’ claim that Louth is crap

Crap Towns Returns is out on sale tomorrow (Thursday, October 10).
Crap Towns Returns is out on sale tomorrow (Thursday, October 10).

Louth’s inclusion in book of ‘Crap Towns’ has been branded as “a farce” and residents and the council have jumped to its defence.

The new book Crap Towns Return lists Louth at number 32 in the top 50 .

Resurrected for a 10th anniversary edition, with new towns and torments encased within its pages, the book is not a likely to shake the bestsellers list.

But it’s certainly giving people the inclination to speak up for the town they love, live and work in.

East Lindsey District Council’s portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism, Coun Adam Grist has branded the inclusion of Louth in this book as ‘Ludicrous.’

He added: “Even the suggestion that Louth could be included is ludicrous.

“Louth is a traditional market town which has stood the test of time. It has unique independent shops as well as a vibrant market three days a week.

“Louth is a great place to live, work and visit and makes its inclusion in this book simply a farce.”

All of the towns included in the book were voted for in a poll. Louth made the 100-long list earlier this year, resulting in outrage among local dignitaries and residents.

Compared to other locations shamed in the book, Louth’s write up is relatively small.

The material in the book, seen by the Leader, refers to the town being “as dull as a 
sermon” and says Louth should be condemned to its placing in the book due to the British Sprout Growers Association.

Co-author Sam Jordison expressed his personal impression of Louth. He explained to the Leader: “Louth is actually quite nice and the people are doing a lot of good stuff there. This book is complied by a poll of people choosing the towns that are in the book’s top 50 list and it took us around a year to put together.

“Yes I am aware this book may get a backlash of comments coming at us, but that goes with the territory.”

Other towns in the book include Boston and York.