Warrington, Queen's Gardens c.1955

Memories of Warrington


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 and steps leading down to it from the north, south, east and west. Just north of this area there (...Read full memory)

This photo is dated 1965. By this time the factory was owned by the Burton Group, making men's suiting and jackets. Burton's bought it in 1961. I started working there in September that year till it closed in 1977. One of the men I worked with had been working for Bennett's for years and said that during the war one (...Read full memory)

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 favourite boats were the American ones who not only threw packets of sweets onto the lock side but (...Read full memory)

My maiden name was Iris Potter, I went to school and church in Burtonwood. I live in America now. I have lots of very good memories of my friends in Collins Green. I get so homesick, I will always be a British citizen.

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