Warrington, The Knutsford Road Swing Bridge c.1960

Warrington, The Knutsford Road Swing Bridge c.1960

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Memories of Warrington

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 had rather ornate brick walls around it ...Read full memory

A memory of Warrington

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 locks. As a previous person has stated, the ...Read full memory

A memory of Warrington by Mike Brady

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

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 pass through the locks on there way to ...Read full memory

A memory of Warrington by Ian Miller

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History

The city of Manchester was the powerhouse of northern industry. The fact that all of its manufacturing products had to be shipped through the port of Liverpool – Manchester's arch-rival – dented the city fathers' pride. They demanded an outlet to the sea, and got one in 1894 at a cost of over £14,000,000. This superb new seaway, with its deep-water berths, brought Manchester a huge trading advantage.