Warrington, Town Hall, New Gates 1895

Warrington, Town Hall, New Gates 1895

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Memories of Warrington

Ike Smith''S Hardware And Bicycle Store

My grandfather, Isaac Smith, had a hardware and bicycle shop on these premises, known universally as the 'Tudor Cottages', from some time towards the close of ...Read full memory

A memory of Warrington by Stan Smith

Sad Demise

Sadly we see very few ships passing down the Manchester Ship Canal these days. When I was a kid I lived in Latchford not far from the locks. We used to spend many hours watching the ships ...Read full memory

A memory of Warrington by Ian Miller

St. Mary's Church

I used to be an Altar Boy at St. Mary's and went to St. Mary's School. I did not realize that the church was that old.

A memory of Warrington by Tom Screawn

The Queen's Visit.

I remember as a youngster my mum and dad talking of the Queen's forthcoming visit to Warrington and how the statue of Oliver Cromwell was to be covered so as not to upset her. They eventually moved the statue to a less visible place and the side of the Academy.

A memory of Warrington by Ian Miller

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About this photo

These ornamental gates had only recently been erected when this picture was taken. Probably the most interesting monument in the town is the altar tomb of Sir John and Lady Butler who were murdered in 1463. One of the effigies is of their black servant, who managed to save the life of the murdered couple's infant son.

This is an excerpt from Cheshire Photographic Memories, by Clive Hardy

Warrington's Town Hall was originally Bank Hall, built between 1749-50 by the world-famous architect James Gibbs as a home for a local businessman, Thomas Patten. Gibbs had previously designed St Martin in the Fields church in London and the Radcliffe Library in Oxford, whilst Patten's wealth came from his copper works at Bank Quay. The building was bought from the family to become Warrington's Town Hall in 1872. The ornate gates replaced the brick wall which the Pattens had erected in Sankey Street to give them privacy from curious passers-by. Warrington's ratepayers demanded the right to see their new seat of government!

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