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Old Jul 13th 2013, 3:15 am   #1
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Well I will be honest and say I know nothing about Runcorn and would generalize and say don't think much of it. Does anyone know anything about the place or ever lived there? Reason - job possibility but not sure it is one I want as would time me down alot. No major decisions being made until I am back in UK.
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Well I will be honest and say I know nothing about Runcorn and would generalize and say don't think much of it. Does anyone know anything about the place or ever lived there? Reason - job possibility but not sure it is one I want as would time me down alot. No major decisions being made until I am back in UK.
My husband was born and bred in old town Runcorn...his extended family still live there. What exactly do you want to know?
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Just what is it like, city, any historical features, housing, just as a place to live. is it near countryside?
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Let me put it like this...Runcorn has seen better days...much better days. A few miles south will take you to Frodsham and surrounding villages and countryside. To the west of Frodsham is Chester...to the east Northwich, Knutsford. Very nice towns and beautiful countryside but property will be more expensive than Runcorn.
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Well I will be honest and say I know nothing about Runcorn and would generalize and say don't think much of it. Does anyone know anything about the place or ever lived there? Reason - job possibility but not sure it is one I want as would time me down alot. No major decisions being made until I am back in UK.
Good general area to live if you plan to drive to work, I would not consider it otherwise. You will want to live South of the Mersey though to avoid rush hour jams on the bridge.
Nearby Wirral was voted the fourth best place in UK to raise a family and is relatively inexpensive as Britain goes.
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I have passed through Runcorn but don't really know a lot about it, but as Jerseygirl said, the surrounding areas are very nice and some of them verrrry expensive and exclusive to live in.
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Let me put it like this...Runcorn has seen better days...much better days. A few miles south will take you to Frodsham and surrounding villages and countryside. To the west of Frodsham is Chester...to the east Northwich, Knutsford. Very nice towns and beautiful countryside but property will be more expensive than Runcorn.
Exceptionally good call. Runcorn is grim and the places mentioned are very nice perhaps Northwich the lesser so to be honest. One of the most toxic ex ICI sites in the world is a stones throw from Runcorn
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Yep this job opportunity would pay exceedingly well and would be the guardian of currently 18 year old girl who was abused by her mother at young age. Think shook her or threw her on the floor. She has a trust which is well funded and the person who has been caring for her is getting older and wanting to look to the future for this child. She is not expected to live beyond 30 but we all know how that goes when doctors tell us how long we have to live. The person who takes care of her has brother in US who I am friends with. He mentioned me to family and they want me to visit next year and see if I want to do it. I have lots of concerns and questions but living in Runcorn is likely the deal breaker.. We shall see..
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Yep this job opportunity would pay exceedingly well and would be the guardian of currently 18 year old girl who was abused by her mother at young age. Think shook her or threw her on the floor. She has a trust which is well funded and the person who has been caring for her is getting older and wanting to look to the future for this child. She is not expected to live beyond 30 but we all know how that goes when doctors tell us how long we have to live. The person who takes care of her has brother in US who I am friends with. He mentioned me to family and they want me to visit next year and see if I want to do it. I have lots of concerns and questions but living in Runcorn is likely the deal breaker.. We shall see..
Runcorn is a post industrial town. It is made up of the new town and the old town. The old town centre is run down...my husband's family have lived in the old town for generations. The new town...built in the 70's to accommodate the overspill from Liverpool. Would I live there...no. Would my husband go back to live there...certainly not...his words not mine.

Liverpool is about 20 miles away...has recently seen a rise in popularity. According to my husband it also has the greatest football team in the world. Widnes and Warrington are Runcorn's neighbouring towns...both have been transformed in the last 20 to 30 years. A 30 minute drive and you're in Delamere Forest...surrounded by lovely countryside, pubs, villages etc. A 10 minute drive and you're in Frodsham...a lovely market town. 30 mins from Manchester Airport...Liverpool airport is even closer.

If you PM me the road name I will be able to give you more details.
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Jerseygirl let me ask my friend's husband for address.. Thanks for all your input..
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