Saturday, 22 October 2011

Age Concerns

The Office of National Statistics has just released the latest figures for life expectancy in the U.K. - and it's good news for readers of the Worcester Park Blog. Well, for some of you, any way.

Let's take 'Male life expectancy at age 65 for males 2008-2010' as an example. If you live in the Sutton Borough part of Worcester Park, 65-year old men can expect to reach the ripe old age of 83.4 years.

If however you feel that in the words of the late Elvis Presley, you've "still got a whole lot more living to do", simply move slightly westwards under the railway bridge and you can cheat death for a further 8 whole months because in the part of Worcester Park covered by the Borough of Kingston, you can expect to make it all the way to your 84th birthday. 

Happy days. But wait, 84 years simply isn't enough to enjoy everything that Worcester Park has to offer. I mean, you'll want to live long enough to see the end of these water mains works, surely?

Fortunately, there is a solution. Simply shuffle across into the part of Worcester Park that falls under the Borough of Epsom & Ewell and you can positively laugh in the face of mortality as you will live until the ripe old age of 84.9 years.

You can check your life expectancy at http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-223356  - after which I suggest you close your browser and start enjoying however many years you find you have left.

[With thanks to blog reader 'Jeff' who inspire this article. Well, when I say 'inspired', I mean 'wrote'.]

13 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

coffee man said...

Great news for us living in Old Malden.
There has been a rumour for years that it is healthier this side of the 'Railway ' as our water is the best purified water in the country.(as it has been filtered by 6 sets kidneys by the time it reaches us in London.)
But dont tell anyone though or they will all move across the railway and invade our Shangrila.

wonder woman said...

how about extending the WP restaurant reviews to the E&E side? Now you know we exist And live longer....

BenjyP said...

That sounds too much like you are recommending sane people go to Stoneleigh, have you gone mental woman!

wonder woman said...

straight over the road from WP station is the Avenue hotly followed by Grafton road... all that is Sunny Worcester Park

BenjyP said...

Nope, I refuse to accept your fact and sensible logic, Epsom and Ewell = Stoneleigh, besides what restaurants are on the Avenue/Grafton Road side. I don't recall there being any restaurants on Woodlands Avenue or Avon Close.

Geoff said...

BenjyP, there's a really nice fish and chip shop, a lovely Portuguese deli/takeaway .... err, maybe you're right.

wonder woman said...

Hogsmill...?

Paul said...

I enjoyed the tapas bar in Stoneleigh Broadway earlier this week. Sadly if you want to try it you will need to be quick as I suspect they are about to go the same way as other interesting, non-standard restaurants in our area.

Geoff said...

The Hogsmill ???? This has got to be the worst "restaurant" in the world. In all it's incarnations it has been cursed in selling some of the worst food I have ever eaten.

BenjyP said...

Is there an actual boundary between Stoneleigh and Worcester Park, I am curious where it is. On the fish and chip front, adding the additonal 3 miles to the round trip might just about count as suitable "Lard-on Offsetting" so I could have another battered sausage.

Wonder Why you aren't Locked Up Woman, more craziness- Hogsmill, utter madness

wonder woman said...

So, surely that means it (the Hogsmill) should be in the restaurant review section with a terrible rating? That is the tenet of my argument.

Geoff said...

The fish and chip shop is in Vale Road, and a first class establishment it is too.

Jeff said...

No Geoff, the fish and chip shop is in Stoneleigh Broadway near the Co-Op and well worth the extra three mile drive from WP proper. Large pieces of loin cod and prices that put everywhere else to shame.

People vote with their taste buds which is why the Hogsmill is packed every weekday at lunchtime: three slices of beef, gammon or turkey plus all the five-a-day veg you can eat (and seconds on the veg if you want) for a mere £5-75 (or two meals for a tenner if you can find a voucher to print). Not cordon bleu but don't knock it, there's plenty worse and more pricey.

But what the Wheeler sisters of Worcester Park House would think (on whose former land the Hogsmill is built) I would not know.

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