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The Golden Harrow, Penketh Motorcycle Club, outside the Crown and Cushion 1937

I have chosen this image for today’s blog entry, partly because it is quite funny, but also because it shows some of the difficulties we face when cataloguing images. We…

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Fiddlers Ferry Locks

The image shown above was recently donated to the museum. It shows two boys sitting on the bridge at Fiddlers Ferry Locks, with the local keeper’s house in the background….

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Battle of the Somme

Wednesday 20 Jul 2016 - Friday 31 Mar 2017, All Day


Warrington Library

The Battle of the Somme display case commemorates the centenary of the event, with a focus of those soldiers from Warrington who fought in the battle.

Keep the Home Fires Burning

Friday 11 Nov 2016 - Saturday 11 Mar 2017, All Day


Warrington Museum & Art Gallery


Our second exhibition about Warrington in the Great War of 1914-1918 looks at life on the Home Front. As Warrington’s men were away fighting in the trenches of the Western Front or other theatres of war find out what was life like back home. Munitions girls; nurses, aid workers, conscientious objectors and the women left behind fighting on the kitchen front all had their part to play in the story of these tumultuous years.

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