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Travelling around Warrington in your luxury stretch limousine is an experience in itself, For your knowledge we have provided some usefull information about the area you are traveling in , Warrington is a large town and borough in Cheshire, England. It stands on the banks of the tidal River Mersey. The West Coast Mainline runs through the town, and the Manchester Ship Canal cuts through the south of the borough. The M6, M56 and M62 motorways form a partial box around the town. Its population has more than doubled since its designation as a new town in 1968. Historically in Lancashire, it is nowadays under the governance of a Unitary Authority. The population of the borough of Warrington, including its 18 civil parishes, is around 194,000 (191,080 at the 2001 Census, of which 158,195 live in the Warrington Urban Area, as defined by the ONS; 80,661 live in the core area).

People born (or living) in Warrington are known as Warringtonians. The Borough of Warrington is bordered by Halton, Vale Royal, and Macclesfield boroughs in the Ceremonial County of Cheshire and by the metropolitan boroughs of Trafford, Salford, Wigan and St. Helens.

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The town has two main railway stations: Bank Quay on the London to Glasgow and Chester - Warrington - Newton-le-Willows - Manchester lines, and Central on the Liverpool - Widnes - Manchester line and the Transpennine route. Bank Quay is much altered, but Central (built 1873) is of some architectural merit, featuring polychromatic brickwork. Both main railway stations have suffered from years of underinvestment but have undergone some refurbishment. There are also railway stations in the suburbs at Padgate, Sankey and Birchwood.

The town lies close to the M62, M6 and M56 motorways and midway between Liverpool and Manchester airports.

Warrington Borough Transport, one of the few municipal bus companies to survive in public ownership, runs most bus services within the town. First Group and Arriva Northwestern provide bus links to surrounding towns and cities such as Manchester, the Trafford Centre, Liverpool, St Helens, Runcorn, Widnes and Chester. A new real-time passenger information system has been installed. A new bus station known as Warrington Interchange opened in 2006 at the Golden Square Shopping Centre.

The River Mersey runs through the heart of the town dividing it in two. There are only two main thoroughfares crossing the Mersey in Warrington: at Bridge Foot and at the Kingsway Bridge. The Manchester Ship Canal runs through the south of the town; three swing bridges and a high-level cantilever bridge provide crossing points, and another high-level crossing is planned downstream nearer to Runcorn. Although shipping movements on the ship canal are far less frequent than in years past, they can cause severe delay to local road traffic. The picturesque Bridgewater Canal runs through the borough from the scenic village of Lymm to Walton Hall and Gardens, a local park/leisure area.

Civil parishes
Appleton, Birchwood, Burtonwood and Westbrook, Croft, Cuerdley, Culcheth and Glazebury, Grappenhall and Thelwall, Great Sankey, Hatton, Lymm, Penketh, Poulton-with-Fearnhead, Rixton-with-Glazebrook, Stockton Heath, Stretton, Walton, Winwick, Woolston

Other areas
Appleton Thorn, Bewsey, Blackbrook, Bruche, Cinnamon Brow, Cobbs, Dallam, Fairfield, Gemini, Gorse Covert, Grange, Hermitage Green, Hollins Green, Howley, Hulme, Kenyon, Lane End, Latchford, Little Town, Locking Stumps, Martinscroft, Omega, Longford, Orford, Paddington, Padgate, Risley, Sankey Bridges, Statham, Thelwall, Westbrook, Westy, Wilderspool, Woolston, Wright's Green

Warrington has been a major crossing point on the River Mersey since ancient times and there was a Roman settlement at Wilderspool. In medieval times Warrington's importance was as a bridging point of the River Mersey, and it was a fulcrum in the English Civil War. The armies of Oliver Cromwell and the Earl of Derby both stayed near the old town centre (the parish church area). Popular legend has it that Cromwell lodged in the building which survives on Church Street as The Cottage Restaurant, though it is likely that the actual place was nearby, possibly next door. The Marquis of Granby public house bears a plaque stating that the Earl of Derby 'had his quarters near this site'. Dents in the walls of the parish church are rumoured to have been caused by the cannons from the time of the Civil War.

Industrial history
Warrington was a centre of steel (particularly wire), textiles, brewing, tanning and chemical industries.

Heavy industry declined in the 1970s and 1980s but the growth of the new town around Warrington led to a great increase in employment in light industry, distribution and technology. Travel-to-work patterns are unusual, with many residents working outside the borough and many employees living elsewhere.
IRA bombing

On 20 March 1993, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) exploded two bombs in Warrington town centre. The blasts killed two children: three year old Jonathan Ball died instantly, and twelve year old Tim Parry died five days later in hospital. Their deaths provoked widespread condemnation of the organisation responsible. The blast followed a bomb attack a few weeks earlier on a gas storage plant in Warrington.

Tim Parry's father founded The Peace Centre (formerly the Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Peace Centre) as part of a campaign to reconcile communities in conflict. The centre opened on the seventh anniversary of the bombing in 2000.
Other history

Warrington is notable in political history for being the first place to field a candidate for the then newly-formed SDP-Liberal Alliance; former Home Secretary Roy Jenkins stood for Parliament in 1981 but lost to Labour Party candidate Doug Hoyle by a small number of votes. However, many people, particularly Americans, will remember Warrington best as the location of Burtonwood RAF base, one of (if not the) largest Royal Air Force (RAF) bases in England and the largest US Air Force base outside the United States. During World War II, Burtonwood was visited by major celebrities like Humphrey Bogart and Bob Hope who entertained the GIs. The base was closed in 1993.

There was a further RAF training camp at Padgate, a Royal Naval air base at Stretton and an army base at the Peninsula Barracks in O'Leary Street, now used by the Territorial Army.

Warrington has a concert hall (the Parr Hall), an arts centre (the Pyramid), a museum, an art gallery, and various public libraries throughout the borough. Warrington Central Library was one of the first rate-supported libraries in the UK. The Victorian swimming baths closed in July 2003. There is a cinema at Westbrook, and another is being considered as part of a town centre redevelopment. There are several parks (see also Parks in Warrington) and designated nature reserves at Woolston Eyes, Risley Moss, Rixton Claypits, and Paddington Meadows. There is also ten-pin bowling located at Winwick Quay, and indoor paintball. An indoor karting centre is located near to Bank Quay. A Laser Quest arena and a snooker club can also be found in Warrington, both located close to the town centre. Gulliver's Theme Park is located in Old Hall.

A number of festivals, carnivals, and walking days are held annually in the Warrington area. Warrington Walking Day - originally a Sunday School festival - is held on the closest Friday to the last day of June, and the town centre is closed to traffic as churches walk together through the streets.

Other festivals, besides the many walking days, include:

  • Appleton Bawming of the Thorn
  • Croft Carnival
  • Culcheth Community Day
  • Glazebury Gala
  • Howley Carnival
  • Lymm May Queen
  • Lymm Dickensian Festival
  • Penketh Carnival
  • St George's Day Parade
  • Thelwall Rose Queen
  • Winwick Carnival
  • Westy Carnival

Warrington also has many musical groups, including Warrington Male Voice Choir, Warrington Youth Orchestra and the North Cheshire Wind Orchestra.

Rugby League is the town's premier sports in the form of Warrington Wolves who are nicknamed "The Wire" because of Warrington's history of wire making. The club moved in 2003 to the Halliwell Jones Stadium, leaving its home for over a century, Wilderspool Stadium. Warrington Wolves are the only team to have played every season in the top flight of Rugby League. The town is also home to Warrington Wizards who play their home matches at Wilderspool Stadium. The Wizards are currently in the Rugby League Conference. Warrington is represented in the BARLA leagues by Crosfields ARLFC, Bank Quay Bulls ARLFC, Rylands ARFLC, Woolston Rovers ARLFC, Latchford Albion ARLFC, Burtonwood Bulldogs ARLFC and Westbrook Tigers ARLFC.

Football is represented by Warrington Town at Cantilever Park, next to the Manchester Ship Canal. The club has several nicknames including Town, Yellows, Wire and Warriors. Warrington Town are currently in the Northern Premier League Division One South. Liverpool FC Reserves also play in Warrington at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Warrington Athletic Club is based at Victoria Park, where a new eight-lane synthetic track was built in 1998, after the original track was destroyed in a fire the previous year. Speedway racing, formerly known as Dirt Track racing was staged in Warrington in its pioneering era between 1928 and 1930. The track entered a team in the 1929 English Dirt Track League and the 1930 Northern league. Efforts to revive the venue in 1947 failed to materialise.

Warrington Collegiate
Warrington is home to two colleges: Priestley Sixth Form and Community College and Warrington Collegiate. The University of Chester has a campus at Padgate that was formerly part of Warrington Collegiate. Most of the high schools have their own post-16 provision (sixth-form). The high schools throughout the borough are located at:Birchwood, Culcheth, Appleton (known as Bridgewater High School Warrington), two in Latchford (Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School and Cardinal Newman Roman Catholic High School), Sankey, Lymm, Padgate, Penketh, Westbrook (St. Gregory's Roman Catholic High School), Orford (William Beamont High School), and Woolston. Woolston High School is to be closed in 2012.There are also 74 primary schools in the borough, all of which feed into at least one of the above.


  • The Town Hall (and its golden gates), formerly the home of the Philips family, Bank Hall (built 1750), and their scion, Nathaniel George Philips, the artist.
  • The Academy, a dissenters' institute where Joseph Priestley taught and which is now, after being moved from its original location, the offices of a local newspaper.
  • "Cromwell's Cottage" (17th century), which Oliver Cromwell is said to have visited.
  • The 14th century Parish Church of St Elphin, largely a Victorian rebuild with a 281-foot (86 m) spire, the sixth largest in the UK.
  • St Wilfrid's Church, Grappenhall, Grade I listed medieval church.
  • St Oswald's Church, Winwick, Grade I listed medieval church.
  • Holy Trinity Church, 1758, Grade II* listed Georgian church at Market Gate.
  • St Ann's Church, 1869, Grade II* church designed by John Douglas, now a rock climbing centre.
  • St Mary's Church, Grade II church designed by E. W. Pugin and Peter Paul Pugin in Buttermarket.
  • The row of late Victorian terracotta shops on Bridge Street.
  • The Woolworth's Building in Sankey Street (at least the upper storeys).
  • The Art Deco style Synergy nightclub which was originally a large cinema.
  • The industrial modernist Unilever Soapworks.
  • The Cheshire Lines railway warehouse, now redeveloped as apartments.
  • The Warrington Transporter Bridge, a listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
  • The Barley Mow, established in 1561, the oldest pub in Warrington.
  • The Parr Hall, home to one of the few remaining Cavaillé-Coll organs.
  • Fiddlers Ferry Power Station
  • Bewsey Old Hall, a rebuilt medieval manor house.
  • IKEA store which is located near the Gemini retail park. The first of the IKEA chain to be built in the UK.
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