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Thread #148788   Message #3458772
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
29-Dec-12 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: Downton Abbey morris men!
Subject: RE: Downton Abbey morris men!
"However Downton Abbey is having an adverse affect in the Cotswolds by raising property prices well above what the locals can afford. Apparently 'Downton-Abbey-lovestruck' folks mainy from the States are flocking to purchase properties in Bampton and the surrounding area in the (mistaken) belief that they will be able to mix and minge socially with Downton Abbey actors. The mind boggles."

My, but that sounds like something from a tabloid. No sources, no statistics, carefully snide without being actionable.

I don't believe it myself. Most of my friends are cultivated Americans, and we don't even watch television, much less try to relive it.

And I hsve been reading for years that well-heeled outsiders have been buying up village properties to the point where villagers can no longer afford to live in them. Americans have little to do with it.