Warrington, Town Hall, New Gates 1895

Warrington, Town Hall, New Gates 1895

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Memories of Warrington

Toft Bakery

As a child I remember having family gatherings in my grandfather's bakery, Tofts Bakery, where he lived above.

A memory of Warrington by Sue Wilson

Millings Shop

I also remember going in Millings as a little girl, I was fascinated by the money being carried in the metal tube going up in the roof, I always went in every week with my parents.

A memory of Warrington by Tricia Snape

Victoria Park Latchford

I remember when there used to be a place in Victoria Park, Latchford, called `The Pavillion'. It had a row of bushes beside it - dividing it from a sunken paddling pond that ...Read full memory

A memory of Warrington

Happy Times

The building at the top of the picture with the advert on was a grocers called Hendrey Millings. I worked there as a young man and had my first encounter with the opposite sex!!!

A memory of Warrington by Leslie Edge

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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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