Britain’s Worst Towns 2019 Revealed

It’s bad news for the North of England, as the latest ‘Cr*p Towns’ of Britain list is revealed for another depressing year.

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Unveiled yesterday, nine out of ten of the towns and cities that feature in the 2019 Cr*p Towns list are northern.

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Yorkshire is the big ‘winner’ this year, with Huddersfield, Doncaster, Hull, Rotherham and Castleford among those to make the cut.

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Lancashire and the Greater Manchester area also feature prominently, with Rochdale, Blackpool, Oldham and Blackburn all breaking the top ten.

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The only non-northern town to appear in the Cr*p Towns list this year is Peterborough.

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At 75 miles north of London, Peterborough is the closest to the capital that this year’s list gets.

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The Cambridgeshire city, first founded in the 12th century, actually topped the list at number 1.

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The Cr*p Towns list is voted for by the public, with 50,000 people making their opinions known for this latest edition.

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The Cr*p Towns ‘awards’ go back to 2003, when humorists Sam Jordison and Dan Kieran first published their book Cr*p Towns: The 50 Worst Places to Live in the UK.

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2019’s Cr*p Towns list is particularly bad news for Huddersfield, which comes in as the number 2 Cr*p Town after topping a different worst town list last year.

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Back in December, it was announced by the town rating site iLiveHere that the former textile powerhouse had been voted the very worst town in Britain by the public.

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One user said of Huddersfield: “There’s nothing but pound shops and a few coffee shops. It’s polluted, unclean and full of idiots. It’s a horrible place to live.”

Another disgruntled visitor to the West Yorkshire town recommended people “avoid this s***hole like you would a man with leprosy.”