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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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Classic Hollywood movie genre ‘film noir’ comes to life at Warrington’s libraries

The classic Hollywood movie genre ‘film noir’ is coming to Warrington’s libraries in May with a touring photographic exhibition, special film screenings and a display on the history of cinema…

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Swedish artist exhibits striking work about courage in the face of difficult times

A talented Swedish artist on a six-month work placement in Warrington is displaying striking artwork about never losing courage. Lars Fredriksson is an abstract painter from Malmö in southern Sweden…

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Westbrook, the Silver Jubilee District?

  Above is a quite stylish map of what is being referred to as the Westbrook District, as found on the front cover of “The Westbrook area plan”. The area…

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St. George’s Children’s Home, Penketh, Garden Fete, 1963

The image above shows the front cover of a commemorative programme issued in 1963. As part of our project to gather West Warrington memories, a member of the public has…

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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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