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by Ian Weinfass, Reporter
Friday, July 13, 2012
A comedy duo have produced a second spoof guide to Havering – and have another internet hit on their hands.
Ricky Murray’s Guide to Romford has been viewed more than 3,000 times in just over a week.
The ten-minute video has been successful partly on the back of the popularity of the recent YouTube hit Ricky Murray’s Guide to Hornchurch.
The new film, co-written by director Dave Wollacott, 25, and his friend Ricky, takes a sideways look at the town.
In the video, Ricky says: “Home to many roundabouts, the birthplace of Richard Madeley, famed for its many tanning salons and nightlife, Romford has become the place to be.
“It even has its own newspaper.”
It takes a sarcastic look at Romford past and present including the Dolphin swimming pool, Raphael Park, and several bars and clubs.
Dave, who works for a company that makes educational songs for children, explained that the pair have been inundated with requests to make videos about different areas.
He said: “I think people are interested in the videos because they’re interested in where they live.
“Others are saying can we do ones for Dagenham, Harold Hill, Rainham and other places. If we get enough demand we probably will do.”
The video was given some financial support by Romford Digital, a new internet/digital agency which wants to invest in new ideas locally.
Chris Ward, from the company, said: “We’re very proud of our home and only want to spark some ambition and creativity among our peers to get Romford back on track, so the video is just a friendly reminder of how awesome and diverse Romford actually is.”
You can watch the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4tOt-Yy-ms