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Young carers tell their story through photographs

A group of young carers from Warrington have taken part in a new photography project at Pyramid to help give people an insight into their caring roles. The project taught…

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St. Michael’s Burtonwood

  Today’s blog entry is looking at Burtonwood, specifically a little bit of  recent history of St. Michael’s Parish Church. We have two images to look at, the first showing…

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Sankey Marsh

  Today’s picture shows Albert Pollitt’s drawing of Sankey Marsh in 1887. A Victorian print of the original artwork is held in the Archives here at Warrington.     Even…

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Great Sankey Silver Jubilee

  Any of you following my blogs on the West Warrington Memories Project might remember that earlier on I showed you a picture of the Silver Jubilee party in Fox Street, not…

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The Salvation Army Eventide Home, Penketh

Today’s blog entry for the West Warrington memories Project shows another long gone Penketh building, the Eventide Rest Home, opened by the Salvation Army in 1935. The site is now…

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Young and old explore ‘what matters’ in new exhibition to promote health and wellbeing

Children and older people have come together in a unique project which illustrates how creativity can aid health, happiness and wellbeing. What Matters?, a new exhibition at Warrington Museum &…

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Great Sankey Forum

  Our recent drive to gather memories, photographs, and ephemera relating to West Warrington was inspired by the upcoming construction of the new Sankey Community Hub. With this in mind…

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Burtonwood Service Station

Our drive to record as much history of West Warrington as possible is not limited to the long distant past, or even to the oldest possible of living memories. We…

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Burtonwood Peace Camp, 1982

  Whilst the Peace Camp is a relatively modern peace of Warrington’s history, we have virtually no mention of it in the town’s museum or archive, and no pictures at all….

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UFO’s Invade Sankey?

  When searching through our images of Sankey and Penketh I came across the above photograph. My first thought was that I had found a scene from Warrington’s very own “War…

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