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Runcorn is an industrial town and cargo port on the banks of the River Mersey, located within the  Metropolitan Borough of Halton.  In 2010, Runcorn's population was estimated to be 61,000.

The most famous local landmark is at present the single span Silver Jubilee Bridge, the lowest bridge crossing of the River Mersey. Under construction today is the new Mersey Gateway crossing that has been estimated to cost £800m. The current road crossing is twinned by the dignified turrets of the Victoria railway bridge, from which the close by station take commuters at high speed to Euston.  Beneath the overhead crossing another transport network impressively cuts through the estuary banks in the form of the  Manchester Ship Canal and Victorian streets adjacent to this transport hub reflect the builders of the canals, with the Bridgewater Canal terminating in the canal basin in the town centre.

During the 19th century, industries developed the manufacture of soap and alkali from the neighbouring town of Widnes and transformed on the Runcorn side of the river with the advent of petro-chemicals manufactured on the massive ICI site now ocuupied by Ineos.

A New Town was built to the east of the existing town in the 1960s and 1970s to house families from the old housing stock in nearby Liverpool, and areas of private housing have been established farther to the east; this has resulted in the population more than doubling from around 26,000 to its present level of 70,000.

Leisure is not blessed by professional sport in the Town but the amateur football club continues, named after local fauna the Linnet. There is a ski slope and rowing club to satisfy niche needs, supplemented by a fine golf course and easy access to the Welsh Mountains or Cheshire plain.

In recent decades, thanks to the talents of local screenwriter Susan Nickson, Runcorn locations were used to film BBC comedy “Two Pints of lager and a packet of crisps”, though it is not known if she will enjoy a big part in the new Carry On film penned by Susan for release next year.

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