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Warrington, Town Hall, New Gates 1895

Photo of Warrington, Town Hall, New Gates 1895

Warrington, Town Hall, New Gates 1895

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Memories of Warrington

Where Is This??

Marshall Gardens looks beautiful...where was it?? and why was it named Marshall Gardens....only ask because a lot of my ancestors were named Marshall!!!

A memory of Warrington by Wendy Pursehouse

Latchford Locks

I used to stay with my Aunt at Brian Avenue during the late 1940s early 1950s and whilst there my daily activity was to cycle to Latchford and watch the boats passing through the ...Read full memory

A memory of Warrington by Mike Brady

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 ...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 ...Read full memory

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!