A new DVD celebrating Warrington’s unique Walking Day has been launched as the outcome of a community project earlier this year led by Warrington Museum and Warrington Borough Council’s Lifelong Learning and ASET teams.
Warrington Walking Day celebrates a unique local festival through the official archives and the memories of people of all ages who have been involved in Walking Day. Cine footage, old and new plus fascinating photographs illustrate the interviewees, including members of the Bewsey History Group.
All the essential ingredients of Walking Day are remembered: new clothes; banners; a religious procession to the rhythm of numerous bands all coupled with the delights of a Walking Day penny to take to the fair or other attractions afterwards! The DVD charts how Warrington’s Walking Day has evolved to become a multi faith procession of witness and an important date on the town’s calendar.
The DVD is on sale now at the Museum, priced at £2.99