I went to Runcorn on business yesterday. Apart from its lime-coloured version of the Tyne Bridge (not a patch), I didn’t spot any redeeming features. And it was raining.

There were two points of note, however. While waiting for a car to pick us up from the station, the self-proclaimed creator of The X-Factor approached us. WIth a thick local accent, he claimed credit for The X-Factor, along with a slew of similar reality TV shows (around 15 as far as I can recollect), the only one of which I remember was Hotel Babylon.

He claimed some connection to Eton Road (I was barely listening by this stage), one of the remaining bands in The X-Factor, and professed for some reason that they would come either first, third or fourth in the competition. (Any one of these results would, apparently, prove his genius and the injustice he has suffered.) I’ve just checked, and there are only five acts left in the competition, so all other things being equal, there’s a 60% chance of his prophecy coming true. Watch this space.

The fact that he was riding a bike around Runcorn station in the rain, using his time to tell a bunch of random people his story, maybe puts into question the authenticity of his story.

Below is the board advertising the Runcorn Weekly News.

Town wins loo of year award

That’s the biggest news in Runcorn from the last week.


4 Responses to “Runcorn”

  1. Art Vandelay on November 28th, 2006 02:25

    My Mum sometimes works in Runcorn library. True facts.

  2. Niall on December 3rd, 2007 16:45

    I live there.

  3. Jamie on December 3rd, 2007 19:31

    I live, in Runcorn. True facts. Crazy people big green bridge, and all in general a real “crappy” place… (Pardon My Pun…)

  4. Melissa on February 2nd, 2009 15:56

    I live there too and it’s not the best place in world granted but it’s also not the worst! At least the guy chatted to you (albeit a load of crap) instead of waving a knife in your face and taking your wallet! I think we’re alright round ‘ere! 🙂

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