Winnington is a small, mainly residential area of the town of
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, England.


Winnington is the home to
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UK chemical works, where soda ash is created.
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, the material used in many plastic items (e.g. plastic bags), was first made at the chemical works by R.O. Gibson and E.W. Fawcett in 1933, during an experiment that 'went wrong'. Most residents in Winnington were employed by ICI (
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); however, many people now work in the town centre, with Brunner Mond still employing hundreds of people. Most of the houses built closer to the ICI plant were built by the company to house their workers. Winnington also has a
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station, providing electricity for Brunner Mond. The
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Anderton Boat Lift
, which lifts boats from the River Weaver navigation to the canal, is nearby.

The future

Winnington Village is a new development consisting of a range of family homes. Developers including
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Taylor Wimpey
, Morris and Wilson Homes (
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) are looking to build a new community environment with the potential for a school and leisure facilities.



Winnington is home to Winnington Park Rugby Football Club that fields both a rugby union and rugby league team. Also in Winnington is the Jubilee field (so named when it was given to the people of Northwich by Brunner Mond on their 50th anniversary in 1923), the playing fields are home to Winnington Avenue Football Club, with age groups in the Mid Cheshire Youth league from 8 years old to open age.

See also

Winnington Hall Winnington Hall is a former English country house, country house in Winnington, now a suburb of Northwich, Cheshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I Listed building#England and Wales, ...
* Battle of Winnington Bridge (19 August 1659)


External links

* {{authority control Cheshire West and Chester Villages in Cheshire Northwich