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Unearth the history behind your fascinating finds at special archaeology day

Amateur archaeologists are being invited to share their fascinating finds at two special free events being held at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery. The Finds Days, organised in association with…

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Time running out to see work of ‘one to watch’ young painter shortlisted for major art prize

There are now just three weeks left to see the work of young painter Louise Giovanelli, who was recently shortlisted for a major national art prize, at Warrington Museum &…

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Penketh and Sankey Boys Club and Youth Centre, Honiton Way

  Today’s picture shows the official opening of Penketh Youth Centre on Honiton Way in 1966, or to give it its full title of the time “Penketh and Sankey Boys…

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Penketh Wesleyan Day School

  Today’s blog entry will be looking at Penketh Wesleyan Day School. The image above shows children and teachers at the school around 1900. There isn’t space here to go…

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Warrington Borough’s Charter of Incorporation, 1847

  To commemorate 170 years since Warrington gaining borough status, the town’s Borough Charter is now on display here at the Museum. This is a rare chance to see a…

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Fascinating free talk to give insight on Victorian Warrington

Culture Warrington is teaming up with Warrington Civic Society for its second public talk of the year, and this time the topic is A Virtual Tour of Victorian Warrington. This…

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Some of the world’s fiercest predators spotted on the prowl in Warrington

Some of the world’s fiercest predators have been spotted on the prowl in Warrington! Sharks, crocodiles and birds of prey are among the terrifying creatures now on display at Warrington…

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Burtonwood Dahlia Queen, A Degrading Spectacle!

Today’s blog focuses around an article written by the Reverend Alfred Mansfield Mitchell of St. Michael’s Church Burtonwood. It was published in a local paper in September 1935. The Reverend…

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Mould II, Louise Giovanelli, 2017, oil on canvas Young painter with new Warrington exhibition is shortlisted for major art prize

A young painter who recently unveiled a solo exhibition at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery has been shortlisted for a major national art prize. Louise Giovanelli, 24, who was described…

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Scrap Heap Challenge

  Looking at today’s photograph you may think I’ve gone mad. It is, as it appears to be, a scrap heap.     So, why am I posting pictures of…

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