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The Royal Wedding 1863

  In 1863 King Edward VII, at that time still Prince of Wales, was married to Princess Alexandra of Denmark. Celebrations took place across the country, including here in Warrington….

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Helen Parker – President of Warrington Women’s Liberal Association, Suffragist and J.P. 1865 – 1941

Today I have a further blog for you written by our volunteer Carol. You will remember that Carol has been looking into Women’s Suffrage in Warrington. Today she shares with…

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Mabel Henrietta Capper: 23/06/1888 – 01/09/1966 Militant Suffragette, Playwright and Warrington’s First Woman Journalist.

Today I am posting another Women’s Suffrage themed blog entry written by our volunteer Carol. You may have already read on our website a little about Carol’s subject for today, Mabel Capper….

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The Harrison Confusion

What connects John Harrison, the inventor of the Marine Chronometer, and Warrington?  If you’ve used the Google search engine today (3rd April 2018) you may have noticed that the Google…

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Lily Florence Waring Suffragist: 1877 – 1966. Activist, Academic, Artist and Author.

Today’s post, about Lily Waring, is the second written by our volunteer Carol relating to Warrington’s links with Women’s Suffrage. We don’t have a photograph of Lily, so below I…

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St David’s Day

  As today is Saint David’s Day, I thought it would be fitting to put up a post with a Welsh theme. There are some Warringtonians of note with Welsh…

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Mabel Capper

Today – February 6th 2018 – is the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which enabled some women over the age of 30 to vote for…

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Dr Mary Anderson Noble

As you probably know, 2018 marks 100 years since women over the age of thirty gained the right to vote. To commemorate this event the museum has put up a…

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Public asked to help make Warrington Festival bigger and better

Residents are being asked to help make Warrington Festival bigger and better by answering a short questionnaire. The first Warrington Festival took place in 2015, organised by a board of…

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Holly Rowan Hesson, Echo (partial view), 2017, projection (looped series of 140 stills for each of six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels, dimensions variable (image credit: Jules Lister) Duo of emerging artists lead Warrington contemporary arts extended programme

Holly Rowan Hesson, Echo (partial view), 2017, projection (looped series of 140 stills for each of six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels, dimensions variable (image credit: Jules…

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