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Warrington
Warrington
is a large town and unitary authority area in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Mersey, 20 miles (32 km) east of Liverpool, and 20 miles (32 km) west of Manchester. The population in 2016 was estimated at 208,800,[2] more than double that of 1968 when it became a New Town. Warrington
Warrington
is the largest town in the county of Cheshire. Warrington
Warrington
was founded by the Romans at an important crossing place on the River Mersey. A new settlement was established by the Saxons. By the Middle Ages, Warrington
Warrington
had emerged as a market town at the lowest bridging point of the river. A local tradition of textile and tool production dates from this time. Historically in Lancashire, the expansion and urbanisation of Warrington
Warrington
coincided with the Industrial Revolution, particularly after the Mersey was made navigable in the 18th century. The West Coast Main Line runs north to south through the town, and the Liverpool
Liverpool
to Manchester
Manchester
railway (the Cheshire
Cheshire
Lines route) west to east. The Manchester
Manchester
Ship Canal cuts through the south of the borough (west to east). The M6, M56 and M62 motorways form a partial box around the town. The modern Borough of Warrington
Warrington
was formed in 1974 with the amalgamation of the former County Borough of Warrington, part of the Golborne
Golborne
Urban District, the Lymm
Lymm
Urban District, part of the Runcorn Rural District, the Warrington Rural District and part of the Whiston Rural District.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Early history 1.2 English Civil War 1.3 Industrial history 1.4 Second World War 1.5 Post-war expansion 1.6 IRA bombing 1.7 Other history

2 Governance

2.1 History 2.2 Warrington
Warrington
Borough Council 2.3 Parish Councils 2.4 National Representation

3 Geography

3.1 Subdivisions, suburbs and civil parishes of Warrington

3.1.1 Civil parishes 3.1.2 Other areas

3.2 Climate 3.3 Green belt

4 Demography

4.1 Population and ethnicity 4.2 Housing and social situation 4.3 Employment and education

5 Economy

5.1 Retail 5.2 Leisure 5.3 Developments

6 Transport

6.1 Warrington
Warrington
Bus Interchange

7 Culture

7.1 Museums 7.2 Events 7.3 Music 7.4 Heritage

8 Education

8.1 Higher Education 8.2 Colleges 8.3 Schools

9 Sport 10 Media 11 Landmarks 12 Notable residents

12.1 Up to 1700 12.2 1700 to 1800 12.3 1800 to 1900 12.4 1900 to 1950 12.5 1950 to date 12.6 music 12.7 sport

13 Twin Towns 14 See also 15 Notes 16 References 17 External links

History[edit] Main article: History of Warrington Early history[edit] Warrington
Warrington
has been a major crossing point on the River Mersey
River Mersey
since ancient times and there was a Roman settlement at Wilderspool.[3] Local archaeological evidence indicates that there were Bronze Age settlements also. In medieval times Warrington's importance was as a market town and bridging point of the River Mersey. The first reference to a bridge at Warrington
Warrington
is found in 1285.[4] The origin of the modern town was located in the area around St Elphin's Church, now included in the Church Street Conservation Area,[5] established whilst the main river crossing was via a ford approximately 1 km upriver of Warrington
Warrington
Bridge.[6] English Civil War[edit] Warrington
Warrington
was a fulcrum in the English Civil War. The armies of Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell
and the Earl of Derby
Derby
both stayed near the old town centre (the parish church area). Popular legend has it that Cromwell lodged near the building which survives on Church Street as the Cottage Restaurant. The Marquis of Granby public house bears a plaque stating that the Earl of Derby
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. On 13 August 1651 Warrington
Warrington
was the scene of the last Royalist victory of the civil war when Scots troops under Charles II and David Leslie, Lord Newark, fought Parliamentarians under John Lambert at the Battle of Warrington
Warrington
Bridge. Industrial history[edit] The expansion and urbanisation of Warrington
Warrington
largely coincided with the Industrial Revolution, particularly after the Mersey was made navigable in the 18th century. As Britain became industrialised, Warrington
Warrington
embraced the Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution
becoming a manufacturing town and a centre of steel (particularly wire), textiles, brewing, tanning and chemical industries. The navigational properties of the River Mersey
River Mersey
were improved, canals were built, and the town grew yet more prosperous and popular. When the age of steam came, Warrington naturally welcomed it, both as a means of transport and as a source of power for its mills. Second World War[edit] Many people, particularly Americans, remember Warrington
Warrington
best as the location of RAF Station Burtonwood
Burtonwood
Burtonwood
Burtonwood
RAF base. During World War II, it served as the largest US Army Air Force
US Army Air Force
airfield outside the United States, and was visited by major American celebrities like Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
and Bob Hope
Bob Hope
who entertained the GIs. The RAF station continued in use by the USAAF and subsequently USAF as a staging post for men and material until its closure in 1993. Post-war expansion[edit] Warrington
Warrington
was designated a new town in 1968 and consequently the town grew in size, with the Birchwood
Birchwood
area being developed on the former ROF Risley site.[7] Heavy industry declined in the 1970s and 1980s but the growth of the new town led to a great increase in employment in light industry, distribution and technology. IRA bombing[edit] Main article: Warrington
Warrington
bomb attacks On 20 March 1993, the Provisional Irish Republican Army
Provisional Irish Republican Army
(IRA) detonated two bombs in Warrington
Warrington
town centre. The blasts killed two children: three-year-old Jonathan Ball died instantly, and twelve-year-old Tim Parry, from the Great Sankey
Great Sankey
area died five days later in hospital. Around 56 other people were injured, four seriously. 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 Colin Parry founded The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace (known as the Peace Centre) as part of a campaign to reconcile communities in conflict. The centre opened on the seventh anniversary of the bombing, 20 March 2000. He and his family still live in the town. Other history[edit] In 1981, Warrington
Warrington
was the first place to field a candidate for the new Social Democratic Party; former Home Secretary Roy Jenkins
Roy Jenkins
stood for Parliament but lost to Labour Party candidate Doug Hoyle by a small number of votes. There was a RAF training camp at Padgate, a Royal Naval air base at Appleton Thorn
Appleton Thorn
(RNAS Stretton) and an army base at the Peninsula Barracks in O'Leary Street.[8] The Territorial Army was based at the Bath Street drill hall until they moved to Peninsula Barracks.[9] In October 1987, Swedish home products retailer IKEA
IKEA
opened its first British store in the Burtonwood
Burtonwood
area of the town, bringing more than 200 retail jobs to the area.[10] Governance[edit] History[edit] Historically in Lancashire, Warrington
Warrington
was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1847 under the Municipal Corporations Act 1835. Warrington acquired county borough status upon reaching a population of 50,000 in 1900 and until 1974 was known as the County Borough of Warrington. As part of proposed local government reforms of England, in 1969 the Redcliffe-Maud Report suggested merging Warrington
Warrington
with either Merseyside
Merseyside
or Greater Manchester
Manchester
metropolitan counties. Lobbying by the borough council averted this. But, since these county boundary changes were to make Warrington
Warrington
non-contiguous with Lancashire, under the local government reforms of 1974, Warrington, incorporating Lymm Urban District and part of Runcorn Rural District from Cheshire, and part of Warrington
Warrington
Rural District, was made a borough within Cheshire County Council. On 1 April 1998, Warrington
Warrington
became an independent unitary authority, though it is still served by Cheshire
Cheshire
Police and Cheshire
Cheshire
Fire and Rescue Service, and forms part of Cheshire
Cheshire
for ceremonial purposes, such as the Lord Lieutenancy. Warrington
Warrington
has applied unsuccessfully for city status, the most recent attempt being after the opening of the Peace Centre as a "City for Peace". In March 2017, Warrington
Warrington
presented a bid to become UK City Of Culture for 2021. Along with Warrington, bids were made from other towns and cities across the UK including Perth, Stoke-on-Trent, Portsmouth, Wells and Sunderland.[11] A shortlist was announced in July 2017 but Warrington
Warrington
failed to make the final shortlist.[12] Warrington
Warrington
Borough Council[edit] The current borders of Warrington
Warrington
Borough cover the former County Borough of Warrington, Lymm
Lymm
Urban District, Warrington
Warrington
Rural District and part of Golborne
Golborne
Urban District, part of Runcorn
Runcorn
Rural District and part of Whiston Rural District. After the May 2016 election the political makeup of the borough council was as follows: 45 Labour councillors, 11 Liberal Democrat, 2 Conservative.[13]

4 Liberal Democrat Wards: Appleton; Grappenhall; Lymm
Lymm
North and Thelwall; Stockton Heath 16 Labour Wards: Bewsey
Bewsey
& Whitecross; Birchwood; Burtonwood
Burtonwood
& Winwick; Chapelford and Old Hall; Culcheth, Glazebury & Croft; Fairfield & Howley; Great Sankey
Great Sankey
North; Great Sankey
Great Sankey
South; Latchford
Latchford
East; Latchford
Latchford
West; Orford; Penketh
Penketh
& Cuerdley; Poplars & Hulme; Poulton North; Poulton South; and Rixton & Woolston 1 Conservative Ward: Lymm
Lymm
South 1 "split" Ward:, Westbrook (1 Labour, 1 Liberal Democrat).

Parish Councils[edit] The Borough of Warrington
Warrington
contains 18 Parish councils as well as a central unparished area (see list of Civil Parishes below). National Representation[edit] At Westminster, Warrington
Warrington
is represented by two MPs. Helen Jones (Labour) represents Warrington
Warrington
North, and Faisal Rashid
Faisal Rashid
(Labour) represents Warrington
Warrington
South. Geography[edit] The Borough of Warrington
Warrington
is bordered by Halton, Cheshire
Cheshire
West and Chester, and Cheshire
Cheshire
East boroughs in the Ceremonial County of Cheshire
Cheshire
and by the metropolitan boroughs of Trafford, Salford and Wigan
Wigan
in Greater Manchester
Manchester
and St. Helens in Merseyside.

Neighbouring Districts and Boroughs

St. Helens Wigan Salford

Halton

Borough of Warrington

Trafford

Halton Cheshire
Cheshire
West and Chester Cheshire
Cheshire
East

Subdivisions, suburbs and civil parishes of Warrington[edit] The Borough of Warrington
Warrington
is subdivided into 18 civil parishes and various suburbs of the central town of Warrington, which is an unparished area: Civil parishes[edit] Appleton, Birchwood, Burtonwood
Burtonwood
and Westbrook, Croft, Cuerdley, Culcheth
Culcheth
and Glazebury, Grappenhall
Grappenhall
and Thelwall, Great Sankey, Hatton, Lymm, Penketh, Poulton-with-Fearnhead
Poulton-with-Fearnhead
(includes Padgate), Rixton-with-Glazebrook, Stockton Heath, Stretton, Walton, Winwick, Woolston (includes Martinscroft and Paddington) Other areas[edit] Appleton Thorn, Bewsey, Blackbrook, Bruche, Callands, Chapelford, Cinnamon Brow, Cobbs, Dallam, Fairfield, Gemini, Gorse Covert, Grange, Hermitage Green, Hollins Green, Hood Manor, Howley, Hulme, Kenyon, Latchford, Locking Stumps, Old Hall, Omega, Longford, Orford, Risley, Sankey Bridges, Westbrook, Westy, Whitecross, Wilderspool, Wright's Green Climate[edit] Warrington
Warrington
has a temperate maritime climate with warm summers and cool winters. Rain is spread across the year, with thunderstorms only usually occurring in the summer months. Summer heat waves are rare but can cause temperatures to exceed 30 °C. Summers are usually snow- and frost-free and rarely experience high winds. Winters are generally mild, with most days above 0 °C and free of lying snow. However, during occasional lengthy cold snaps, night-time temperatures have been known to fall to −12 °C with lying snow lasting for weeks. Ground frost regularly occurs from late October until late March. High winds are common in winter, although rarely above gale force 7.

Climate data for Warrington, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(1981-2010)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 6.9 (44.4) 7.2 (45) 9.7 (49.5) 12.3 (54.1) 15.9 (60.6) 18.4 (65.1) 20.2 (68.4) 20.1 (68.2) 17.4 (63.3) 13.5 (56.3) 9.6 (49.3) 7.1 (44.8) 13.19 (55.75)

Average low °C (°F) 0.8 (33.4) 1.0 (33.8) 2.4 (36.3) 3.6 (38.5) 6.7 (44.1) 9.0 (48.2) 11.7 (53.1) 11.3 (52.3) 9.2 (48.6) 6.7 (44.1) 3.0 (37.4) 0.6 (33.1) 5.5 (41.91)

Average rainfall mm (inches) 81.5 (3.209) 51.5 (2.028) 58.6 (2.307) 61.4 (2.417) 54.8 (2.157) 64.5 (2.539) 67.3 (2.65) 79.4 (3.126) 79.6 (3.134) 98.8 (3.89) 79.9 (3.146) 89.8 (3.535) 867.1 (34.138)

Mean monthly sunshine hours 43.8 69.8 97.7 137.1 185.9 163.7 171.7 161.6 133.3 89.7 63.7 54.6 1,372.6

Source: [14]

Green belt[edit] Further information: North West Green Belt Warrington
Warrington
is within a green belt region that extends into the wider surrounding counties, and is in place to reduce urban sprawl, prevent the towns in the nearby Manchester
Manchester
and Merseyside
Merseyside
conurbations from further convergence, protect the identity of outlying communities, encourage brownfield reuse, and preserve nearby countryside. This is achieved by restricting inappropriate development within the designated areas, and imposing stricter conditions on permitted building.[15] The main urban area and larger villages of the borough are exempt from the green belt area, but surrounding smaller villages, hamlets and rural areas such as Rixton, Glazebrook, Higher Walton, Kenyon, Stretton, Hatton, Broomedge
Broomedge
are 'washed over' with the designation. The green belt was first drawn up in 1977 under Cheshire
Cheshire
County Council,[15] and the size in the borough in 2017 amounted to 11,500 hectares (115 km2; 44 sq mi).[16] A subsidiary aim of the green belt is to encourage recreation and leisure interests,[15] with rural landscape features and facilities including Walton Hall gardens with zoo and bicycle museum, St Oswald's Church and well, River Mersey
River Mersey
with valley and trail, River Bollin, Manchester
Manchester
ship canal, Bridgewater canal, Appleton reservoir, numerous playing fields, parks and golf clubs, Cuerdley
Cuerdley
and Norton marshes, the Trans Pennine Trail, the Mersey Forest project, and Sow Brook. Demography[edit] Based on ONS statistics Population and ethnicity[edit] At the 2011 census, Warrington
Warrington
had a total population of 202,200, of which 49.6% are male and 50.4% are female.[17] The average age of the population is 38.06 years, which is slightly below the regional and national averages. In 2016 it was estimated that the current population of Warrington
Warrington
is 208,800. In addition to English, a further 36 languages were recorded spoken by more than 0.01% of Warrington's population aged 3 and over in the 2011 census. Those spoken by more than 0.1% were Polish (0.88%), Slovak (0.21%), Urdu
Urdu
(0.14%), Latvian (0.12%) Non Mandarian or Cantonese Chinese (0.12%) and Tagalog/Filipino (0.11%). There are around 100 churches or other Christian communities, two mosques, and a Sikh temple Guru Nanak Gurdwara which is the only Sikh place of worship in Cheshire.[18] The most multicultural parts of Warrington
Warrington
are in the town centre, as well as the western and north western suburbs, such as Bewsey
Bewsey
and Westbrook. In 2011, the town was 92.9% White British, 2.3% other White, 2.4% Asian and 0.3% Black. Housing and social situation[edit] At the 2011 census, the borough of Warrington
Warrington
had 85,100 households. From 2001 data (80,593 households), 76% were owner occupied, 17.6% were rented from the council, 4.8% were rented from other sources and 1.6% of houses had residents who lived rent free. Warrington
Warrington
has a population density of 10.7 residents per hectare, and 31.9% of residents describe the borough is a comfortably well off area, 4.3% of households are deemed overcrowded. Of the total population, 5.8% of residents are on some form of benefits. Employment and education[edit] At 2005, the borough of Warrington
Warrington
had 63.6% employment, with only 2.9% of all economically active people unemployed – although a substantial rise began in 2008 due to the recession. 2.3% of the population are students in full-time higher education. 31.1% of the total population are economically inactive (due to retirement, ill health, or full-time carer status). According to borough statistics, of the population (in the Borough of Warrington
Warrington
in 2005). 26.9% are unqualified (either due to leaving school early or failing the end of school examinations). 46.4% have level 1 or 2 qualifications (level 1 being 1+ GCSE (A*-G) or "O" Level or equivalent, level 2 being 5+ GCSEs (grades A-C), 1+'A' levels/ AS levels (A-E) or equivalent). 19.7% have received level 3+ qualifications (meaning 2+ A-levels (A-E), 4+ AS-levels (A-E) or equivalent minimum). Economy[edit]

Bridge Street, one of the main shopping streets in Warrington.

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Halton and Warrington
Warrington
at current basic prices.[19]

Year Regional Gross Value Added[note 1] Agriculture[note 2] Industry[note 3] Services[note 4]

1995 3,636 14 1,361 2,261

2000 4,768 10 1,433 3,324

2003 5,774 18 1,399 4,356

There is a large Unilever
Unilever
factory in Warrington
Warrington
where detergents are made. Warrington
Warrington
Council and Warrington
Warrington
& Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are major employers in the borough. ESR Technology's main operations are located at Warrington. Retail[edit] In spite of its proximity to significant retail areas in Manchester, Liverpool, Chester
Chester
and the out-of-town Trafford
Trafford
Centre, Warrington continues to have one of the larger shopping centres in North West England. Despite the competition, Warrington
Warrington
has seen an increase in its customer trade, due in part to the modernisation of the town centre. It has a shopping centre (Golden Square) first opened in 1974, which has been extended to include a Debenhams
Debenhams
store, as well as a Primark
Primark
store, and a new bus station. The centre has over 135 different shops.[citation needed] The old Cockhedge Textile Mill was demolished and replaced by another shopping mall. The main shopping streets are Buttermarket Street, Horsemarket Street, Sankey Street and Bridge Street. Where these four streets intersect at Market Gate, there is an award-winning redevelopment with a large fountain and "guardians" (known locally as "the skittles") designed by Howard Ben Tré. Musical instrument retailer Dawsons Music
Dawsons Music
originates in the town, and has been on Sankey Street since 1898. The town also has a large indoor market, and several other small shopping malls, such as Hatters Row. In the surrounding modern suburbs, there are several shopping areas, from small groups of shops to malls such as Birchwood Mall. IKEA
IKEA
chose Warrington
Warrington
as the location for their first store when they came to the UK; the store is located in the large out-of-town shopping area of Gemini, which has a large Marks and Spencer
Marks and Spencer
(the third biggest in the UK), Toys "R" Us, and Next outlets. Leisure[edit] There is ten-pin bowling located at Winwick Quay, and indoor paintball. An indoor karting centre is located near to Bank Quay. Alongside the karting centre is a golf driving range, with an American golf shop attached. Pitch and putt and crazy golf are available at Walton Hall and Gardens. A Laser Quest arena and a snooker club can also be found in Warrington, both located close to the town centre. Gulliver's World
Gulliver's World
theme park is located in Old Hall, Apple Jack's Farm theme park is situated in Stretton. Developments[edit] The Omega Development Site close to the M62 on the northern edge of Warrington
Warrington
is a major business park to be developed in stages over the next 30 years. The site for this is the 575 acres (2.33 km2) of space on the former Burtonwood
Burtonwood
Airbase. Other planned developments in Warrington
Warrington
were delayed by the economic climate, but redevelopment of the Time Square area, including a new Market, multi-story car park with around 1,200 spaces, cinema, retail outlets and council offices is expected to be completed by 2019. Warrington
Warrington
has also set out its plans to become a "New City" by looking to build up to 24,000 new homes and around 381 hectors of employment land over the next 20 years. Included in the plans are a new "Garden City Suburb" in the south of Warrington. The 4 main areas of growth as outlined in the planning are the waterfront around the River Mersey, the City Centre, the Garden City Suburb and south west urban extension. Once the new homes and employment areas are built it is hoped that it will take the population of Warrington
Warrington
to around 350,000.[20] Transport[edit]

Warrington
Warrington
after the coming of the railway, 1851

Main article: Transport in Warrington The town has two main railway stations. Bank Quay is on the main West Coast Main Line between London
London
Euston and Glasgow Central and the Manchester
Manchester
Piccadilly to North Wales
North Wales
via Chester
Chester
line. Central is on the Liverpool
Liverpool
to Manchester
Manchester
line (via Widnes
Widnes
and Warrington) with through services to the North East and to East Anglia. Bank Quay is much altered, but Central (built 1873) is of some architectural merit, featuring polychromatic brickwork. Both have undergone some refurbishment including new entrances. There are also railway stations in the suburbs at Padgate, Sankey, Glazebrook and Birchwood. A new railway station is due to be constructed in Chapelford in the west of Warrington
Warrington
and will be ready for use in 2018. The town lies close to the M62, M6 and M56 motorways and midway between Liverpool
Liverpool
and Manchester
Manchester
airports. It also has four Primary A roads, A49, A50, A56 and A57. The A580 (East Lancashire
Lancashire
Road) forms part of the northern boundary of the borough. Warrington
Warrington
Borough Transport, trading as Network Warrington, one of the few municipal bus companies to survive in public ownership, runs most bus services within the town. FirstGroup
FirstGroup
and Arriva North West provide bus links to surrounding towns and cities such as Manchester, the Trafford
Trafford
Centre, Liverpool, St Helens, Runcorn, Widnes
Widnes
and Chester. A real-time passenger information system was installed and has recently been updated. A new bus station known as Warrington Interchange opened in 2006 at the Golden Square Shopping Centre. The River Mersey
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 Warrington Bridge at Bridge Foot and at the Kingsway Bridge. Before the M6 was built, these routes were very busy with through traffic. The Manchester
Manchester
Ship Canal runs through the south of the town; three swing bridges and a high-level cantilever bridge provide crossing points. 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
Bridgewater Canal
runs through the borough from the scenic village of Lymm
Lymm
to Walton Hall and Gardens, a local park/leisure area. The course of the Sankey Canal
Sankey Canal
runs through the west of the town, although most of it is not suitable for navigation. Warrington
Warrington
Bus Interchange[edit]

Warrington
Warrington
Bus Interchange in October 2009

Warrington
Warrington
Bus Interchange (also known as Warrington
Warrington
Interchange) is a bus station in the town of Warrington, Cheshire, England The building opened on 21 August 2006,[21] next to the site of a temporary terminus that had been in use for the past thirteen months. The new interchange was built in conjunction with the extension and upgrade of the adjoining Golden Square shopping centre, and replaced the previous bus station which dated from 1979.[22] The interchange consists of 19 departure stands, numbered from 1 to 19, all of which employ a drive-in reverse-out layout. Each stand has a computerised information screen which also ties into the real-time information system. All stands are served from the main concourse building, which contains toilets, two coffee shops, and a combined travel and tourist information office. There is access to the shopping centre via escalators and lifts. The exits on the eastern side of the building lead onto Winwick Street, on which can be found a taxi rank and Warrington Central railway station
Warrington Central railway station
within around 100 metres. The bus station is the terminus for all local bus services within Warrington. Regional services operate to neighbouring cities Liverpool, Manchester
Manchester
and Chester, as well as to Wigan, Leigh, The Trafford
Trafford
Centre, Altrincham, Northwich, Runcorn, Widnes
Widnes
and St Helens. A small number of National Express long distance coach services operate to destinations including London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southend-on-Sea
Southend-on-Sea
and Southport . The majority of bus services are operated by Network Warrington, who have their own information office within the main concourse selling season tickets. Other services are provided by Arriva North West, Halton Transport, and First Greater Manchester Culture[edit]

Warrington Museum
Warrington Museum
& Art Gallery, opened 1858

In March 2017 Warrington Borough Council
Warrington Borough Council
made an unsuccessful bid to become the UK City of Culture
UK City of Culture
in 2021.[23] Warrington
Warrington
has a concert hall (the Parr Hall), an arts centre (the Pyramid), three museums, and various public libraries throughout the borough. Warrington
Warrington
Central Library was the first rate-supported library in the UK. There is a cinema at Westbrook, and another is being constructed 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
Rixton Claypits
and Paddington Meadows. Museums[edit] Warrington Museum
Warrington Museum
& Art Gallery is situated in Warrington's Cultural Quarter on the first floor of a building it currently shares with Warrington
Warrington
Central Library. The town is also home to the Museum of Policing in Cheshire,[24] located in part of the working police station and the Warrington Museum
Warrington Museum
of Freemasonry.[25] A heritage centre for the village of Lymm
Lymm
was given planning permission in February 2016.[26] Events[edit] A number of festivals, carnivals and walking days are held annually in the Warrington
Warrington
area. Warrington
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.[27] Other festivals, besides the many walking days, include:

Appleton Thorn
Appleton Thorn
Bawming of the Thorn Birchwood
Birchwood
Carnival and Safari Day Croft Carnival Culcheth
Culcheth
Community Day Glazebury Gala Howley Carnival Lymm
Lymm
May Queen Lymm
Lymm
Dickensian Festival Lymm
Lymm
Rushbearing Penketh
Penketh
Carnival Stockton Heath
Stockton Heath
Arts Festival Thelwall
Thelwall
Rose Queen Warrington
Warrington
Music Festival Winwick Carnival Westy
Westy
Carnival

Music[edit] Regular series of free classical music concerts take place in Holy Trinity Church, organised by the WACIDOM.[28] This charity is also responsible for the biennial Warrington
Warrington
Competition for Young Musicians, held at Arley Hall. Regular classical recitals also take place at Walton Hall and St Wilfrid's Church, Grappenhall. Warrington also has many musical groups, including Warrington
Warrington
Male Voice Choir, Gemini Musical Theatre Company (formerly Warrington
Warrington
Light Opera), Warrington
Warrington
Youth Orchestra, North Cheshire
Cheshire
Wind Orchestra, Centenary Theatre Company and the award-winning barbershop chorus, the Cheshire Chord Company. A number of rock and pop musicians are associated with Warrington. Madchester
Madchester
pioneers The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses
are closely associated with the town, particularly the native lead singer Ian Brown. Other artists include Spike Dawbarn
Spike Dawbarn
from 90's music act band 911, Kerry Katona
Kerry Katona
of Atomic Kitten, Ben Byrne and James Stelfox from Starsailor and Tim Bowness of No-Man. The band Viola Beach
Viola Beach
(whose single "Swings & Waterslides" posthumously entered the UK Singles Chart
UK Singles Chart
at number 11) were formed in Warrington. The Hit Man and Her
The Hit Man and Her
TV Show featuring producer Pete Waterman
Pete Waterman
(of Stock Aitken Waterman) and Michaela Strachan
Michaela Strachan
debuted and regularly returned to the Mr Smiths nightclub in Warrington. Heritage[edit] See also: Listed buildings in Warrington
Warrington
(unparished area), Grade I and II* listed buildings in Warrington, and List of Conservation Areas in Warrington The historic core of Warrington
Warrington
contains many significant heritage assets such as Warrington
Warrington
Town Hall, St Elphin's Church and Warrington Museum situated with Conservation Areas. In a 2015 study by the Royal Society of Arts
Royal Society of Arts
, Warrington
Warrington
scored lowest of all authorities in the UK in terms of heritage assets, and the town was described in the national press as "the least cultural place in Britain".[29][30][31] Education[edit] Higher Education[edit] The University of Chester
Chester
has a campus at Padgate
Padgate
that was formerly part of Warrington
Warrington
Collegiate. Colleges[edit] Warrington
Warrington
is home to two colleges: Priestley Sixth Form and Community College and Warrington
Warrington
Collegiate. A University Technical College
University Technical College
is now open and is situated close to the Town Centre and is sponsored by Manchester
Manchester
Metropolitan University.[32][33] Most of the high schools have their own post-16 provision (sixth-form). Schools[edit] See also: List of schools in Warrington There are 14 High Schools throughout the borough:

Region School Name Type of School Headteacher/Principal Pupils

Birchwood Birchwood
Birchwood
Community High School Academy Converter Moira Bryan 1,124

Culcheth Culcheth
Culcheth
High School Community David Terry 1,132

Appleton Bridgewater High School Academy Converter Tim Long 1,650

Latchford Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England
England
High School Church of England
England
(Aided) Beverley Scott-Herron 752

Latchford Cardinal Newman Catholic High School (Warrington) Roman Catholic (Aided) David Lewis 780

Great Sankey Great Sankey
Great Sankey
High School Academy Converter Paula Crawley 1,838

Lymm Lymm
Lymm
High School Academy Converter Gwyn Williams 1877

Padgate University Academy Warrington Academy Converter Neil Harrison 455

Penketh Penketh
Penketh
High School Academy Converter Ben Dunne 1,137

Westbrook St Gregory's Catholic High School Roman Catholic (Aided) Edward McGlinchey 969

Orford Beamont Collegiate Academy Academy Converter Andrew Moorcroft 750

Padgate Kings Leadership Academy Free School Shane Ierston 152

Lymm Cornerstones School Private Caron Bethell 14

Thelwall Chaigeley School Private Antonio Munoz-Bailey 36

Woolston High School closed in 2012. There are also 69 primary schools in the borough. The Manchester
Manchester
Japanese School (マンチェスター日本人補習授業校 Manchesutā Nihonjin Hoshū Jugyō Kō), a weekend Japanese educational programme, is held at the Language Centre at Lymm
Lymm
High School.[34] Sport[edit]

Halliwell Jones Stadium, home to Warrington
Warrington
Wolves.

Rugby league
Rugby league
is the town's premier sport in the form of Warrington Wolves who were historically nicknamed "The Wire"[35] 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
Warrington
RLFC are the only team to have played every season in the top flight of rugby league. They recently put themselves back on the map as one of the leading rugby clubs in the country by taking home the Challenge Cup
Challenge Cup
for two years running in 2009 and 2010 and a further triumph in 2012. This was won by them for the first time since 1974.[36] They also reached the Cup Final in 2016, where they lost to Hull FC. 2011 also saw the Wolves gain the Super League Leaders Shield for the first time (which they won again in 2016), and 2012 saw them appearing in the Super League Grand Final for the first time versus Leeds Rhinos with the chance to become only the third team to win the Challenge Cup/Grand Final double – however, they lost. They also reached the Grand Final again in 2013 and 2016, losing to Wigan
Wigan
Warriors both times. Warrington
Warrington
is represented in the British Amateur Rugby League Association
British Amateur Rugby League Association
leagues by;

Bank Quay Bulls ARLFC Burtonwood
Burtonwood
Bulldogs ARLFC Crosfields ARLFC Culcheth
Culcheth
Eagles ARLFC Latchford
Latchford
Albion ARLFC Rylands ARFLC Woolston Rovers ARLFC

Football is represented by Warrington
Warrington
Town at Cantilever Park, next to the Manchester
Manchester
Ship Canal. The club has several nicknames including Town, Yellows and The Wire. Warrington
Warrington
Town are currently in the Northern Premier League Premier Division
Northern Premier League Premier Division
following promotion in 2016. Rowing in Warrington
Warrington
may well have been taking place for nearly 200 years. It is known that Warrington
Warrington
Regatta is well over 150 years old, often attracting large crowds on the riverbank. The modern Warrington rowing club started in the mid-1980s and is based near Kingsway Bridge. Warrington
Warrington
is home to both recreational and competitive rowers with some of these athletes now winning national standard events and will be pulling on international vests, Olivia Whitlam along with Richard Egington, were the first rowers from Warrington
Warrington
at the Olympics. The club is now bigger than ever with a large number of juniors, seniors and veterans and is just about to embark on its next project – a new boathouse with state-of-the-art facilities for both the club and local community. Warrington
Warrington
Rowing Club is an accredited Explore Rowing club, which is part of a national strategy led by British Rowing. The purpose of this scheme is to introduce rowing to as many people as possible irrespective of whether they want to take up the sport competitively or on a recreational basis. Warrington
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
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 Wolves
Warrington Wolves
Basketball team was set up in 2009 and competes in the English Basketball League Division Four. Warrington
Warrington
has four predominant Rugby Union teams; Warrington
Warrington
RUFC, Lymm
Lymm
RFC, Gentlemen of Moore RUFC and Eagle RUFC, who are based at Thornton Road. Media[edit] Warrington's longest established newspaper is the Warrington
Warrington
Guardian. Published weekly and costing £1, it is currently owned by Newsquest and has sales of just over 17,000.[37] Bridge Foot based Orbit News Ltd produce a monthly free news magazine, Warrington
Warrington
Worldwide, as well as six community magazines and a news website. The free monthly newspaper South Warrington
Warrington
News is also distributed in the southern half of the borough. Community radio
Community radio
station Radio Warrington
Warrington
broadcasts from a studio in Warrington
Warrington
Retail Market.[38] They hold an AM licence and have received planning permission for a transmitter, however, their broadcasts are currently only available online. Independent Local Radio station Wire FM, now based in Orrell, also serves the Warrington area. Landmarks[edit]

See also Listed buildings in Warrington

The park gates at Warrington
Warrington
Town Hall

Sites of interest in Warrington
Warrington
include:

Warrington Town Hall
Warrington Town Hall
(and its golden gates), formerly Bank Hall (built 1750), the home of the Philips family and their scion the artist Nathaniel George Philips.[39] The Academy, a dissenters' institute where Joseph Priestley
Joseph Priestley
once taught. After being moved from their original location, the building housed the offices of the local newspaper the Warrington
Warrington
Guardian until June 2016. A Grade II listed statue of Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell
stands in front of the Academy.[40] "Cromwell's Cottage" (17th century), which Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell
is said to have visited.[41][42] The 14th century Parish Church of St Elphin, largely a Victorian rebuild with a 281-foot (86 m) spire, the sixth tallest in the UK. Halliwell Jones Stadium
Halliwell Jones Stadium
home of Warrington
Warrington
Wolves Parr Hall, home to one of the few remaining Cavaillé-Coll
Cavaillé-Coll
organs. Pyramid Arts Centre on Palmyra Square. Warrington
Warrington
Transporter Bridge, a Grade II* listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[43] The Barley Mow, established in 1561, the oldest pub in Warrington. Warrington Museum
Warrington Museum
& Art Gallery, Grade II listed building and one of the oldest municipal museums in the UK. The Cheshire
Cheshire
Lines railway warehouse, now redeveloped as apartments. The row of late Victorian terracotta clad shops on Bridge Street. Fiddlers Ferry Power Station The industrial modernist Unilever
Unilever
Soapworks. Holy Trinity Church, 1758, Grade II* listed Georgian church at Market Gate. Old 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
E.W. Pugin
and Peter Paul Pugin in Buttermarket Street. IKEA
IKEA
store which is located near the Gemini retail park. The first of the IKEA
IKEA
chain to be built in the UK.[44] The former Woolworth's Building in Sankey Street (originally Garnett's furniture showroom and currently Poundland). Musical instrument retailer Dawsons Music
Dawsons Music
has been based on Sankey Street since 1898, where its headquarters remain to this day. St Wilfrid's Church, Grappenhall, Grade I listed medieval church. St Oswald's Church, Winwick, Grade I listed medieval church.

Notable residents[edit]

Blessed James Bell

Hamlet Winstanley
Hamlet Winstanley
Self-Portrait

Elizabeth Whitlock
Elizabeth Whitlock
1792

Arthur Aikin

Gilbert Greenall

Luke Fildes

BH Roberts

George Formby
George Formby
1940

Helen Newlove, Baroness Newlove

Gary Slater

Liam Byrne

Helen Wilson 2008

Up to 1700[edit]

James Bell (1524-1584), Catholic priest and martyr,[45] born in Warrington. Thomas Dallam
Thomas Dallam
(c1570 - 1614), Organ builder [46] and Elizabethan trade envoy to Constantinople. His family came from Dallam Edward Barlow (1639 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1719) priest [47] and mechanician John Harrison
John Harrison
(1693–1776) inventor [48][49] of the marine chronometer which established longitude; long time inhabitant of Warrington Susanna Wright (1697 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1784) colonial American poet [50] and pundit, botanist, business owner and legal scholar Hamlet Winstanley
Hamlet Winstanley
(1698–1756) painter and engraver;[51] designer of Stanley Street in Warrington
Warrington
town centre. Born in Warrington
Warrington
and lived there in his later years before dying there.

1700 to 1800[edit]

John Macgowan
John Macgowan
(1726–1780) non-conformist preacher [52] and satirist; resident of Warrington Anna Blackburne (1726–1793) English naturalist [53] and correspondent of Linnaeus; lived and died in Warrington Edward Evanson (1731 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1805) a controversial [54] English clergyman. Joseph Priestley
Joseph Priestley
FRS, (1733–1804) non-conformist clergyman,[55] philosopher and scientist, discoverer of oxygen; lived in Warrington and taught at the Warrington Academy
Warrington Academy
between 1761 and 1767 Thomas Percival FRS FRSE FSA (1740 in Warrington
Warrington
–1804) physician and author, crafted the first modern code of medical ethics Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Anna Laetitia Barbauld
(1743–1825) poet [56] and literary critic; lived in Warrington
Warrington
1758–1774. Peter Litherland
Peter Litherland
(1756–1805) watchmaker and inventor of the lever watch; born in Warrington Elizabeth Whitlock
Elizabeth Whitlock
(1761 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1836) actress,[57] a member of the Kemble family
Kemble family
of actors Colonel John Drinkwater Bethune
John Drinkwater Bethune
(1762 in Latchford
Latchford
– 1844) army officer,[58] administrator and military historian, wrote the Great Siege of Gibraltar John Cragg
John Cragg
(1767 in Warrington–1854) English ironmaster [59] who ran a foundry in Liverpool Arthur Aikin
Arthur Aikin
FLS, FGS (1773 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1854) chemist, mineralogist and scientific writer,[60] and was a founding member of the Chemical Society Charles Rochemont Aikin (1775 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1847) doctor [61] and chemist Edmund Aikin (1780 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1820) architect [62] and writer on architecture. Lucy Aikin (1781 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1864) historical writer,[63] also published under the pseudonym Mary Godolphin. Maria Hill (1791 in Winwick–1881) Canadian heroine of the War of 1812 Joseph Crosfield (1792–1844) a businessman who established a soap and chemical manufacturing business in Warrington
Warrington
called Joseph Crosfield and Sons. William Beamont
William Beamont
(1797–1889) Victorian solicitor and local philanthropist, founded several churches and the municipal library [64] William Wilson (1799 in Warrington–1871) botanist, known for his focus on bryology

1800 to 1900[edit]

Sir Gilbert Greenall, 1st Baronet
Sir Gilbert Greenall, 1st Baronet
DL (1806-1894) businessman and Conservative MP [65] for Warrington
Warrington
1847/1868 and 1874/1880 and 1885/1892 Peter Rylands
Peter Rylands
(1820 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1887) a wire-manufacturer [66] and Liberal politician who was an MP in two periods between 1868 and 1887. Joseph Leicester (1825 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1903) glass blower [67] and Liberal politician, MP for West Ham South from 1885 to 1886 William John Beamont (1828 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1868) clergyman and author, a life of unremitting self-denying usefulness William Norman, VC (1832–1896), a local war hero, was born in Warrington.[68] William Kirtley (1840 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1919) the Locomotive Superintendent of the London
London
Chatham and Dover Railway Jeannie Mole
Jeannie Mole
(1841 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1912) socialist, feminist, and trade union organiser Luke Fildes
Luke Fildes
(1843–1927), artist,[69] studied at Warrington
Warrington
School of Art John Webster (1845 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1914) English civil engineer who specialised in designing bridges Henry Woods RA (1846 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1921) painter and illustrator, a Neo-Venetian school artist William Owen (1846 in Latchford
Latchford
– 1910) architect who practised in Warrington, collaborated with William Lever
William Lever
in the creation of Port Sunlight James Charles (1851 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1906) impressionist artist.[70] B. H. Roberts
B. H. Roberts
(1857 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1933) was a Mormon leader,[71] historian, politician and polygamist Reginald Essenhigh (1890 in Warrington–1955) MP for Newton from 1931 to 1935 and then a judge Jack Wilson (1894 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1970) partner in Wilson, Keppel and Betty a popular British music hall and vaudeville act Captain Guy Wareing
Guy Wareing
DFC (1899 in Latchford
Latchford
– 1918) World War I flying ace

1900 to 1950[edit]

George Formby
George Formby
(1904–1961) entertainer,[72] lived for many years in Warrington
Warrington
and is buried in Warrington
Warrington
Cemetery, with his father George Formby
George Formby
Sr, also an entertainer.[73][74] George Cardell Briggs (1910 in Warrington–2004) the first Bishop of The Seychelles Petty Officer Alfred Edward Sephton
Alfred Edward Sephton
VC (1911 in Warrington
Warrington
– 1941) recipient of the Victoria Cross Reginald Waywell (born 1924), Doctor of Fine Art, lives in Warrington[75] Herbert "Burt" Kwouk OBE (1930–2016) actor, The Pink Panther films,[76] was born in Warrington Dave Cook (1941 in Warrington–1993) British communist activist, also known as a rock climber Ossie Clark
Ossie Clark
(1942–1996) fashion designer, raised in Warrington, attended William Beamont
William Beamont
Secondary Technical School[77] Sue Johnston (born 1943) actress,[78] Brookside
Brookside
and The Royle Family.[79] Ann Pilling (born 1944 in Warrington) an English author and poet best known for young adult fiction Pete Postlethwaite
Pete Postlethwaite
(1946–2011), actor,[80] was born in Warrington, studio in the Pyramid Arts Centre has been named after him.[79] Peter Brimelow (born 1947 in Warrington) British-born American writer, Paleoconservative Paul Lewis (born 1948 in Warrington) freelance financial journalist and broadcaster, presenter of Money Box on BBC Radio 4 David Banks (born 1948 in Warrington) former British newspaper editor.

1950 to date[edit]

Pete McCarthy
Pete McCarthy
(1951–2004) actor,[81] born in Warrington, honoured in a plaque on the wall of the Pyramid Arts Centre Steve Parker (born 1952 in Warrington) science writer of children's and adult's books Martin Sixsmith (born 1954 in Warrington) author and radio/television presenter, primarily working for the BBC Joan Ryan
Joan Ryan
(born 1955 in Warrington) Labour Party politician, MP for Enfield North 1997/2010 and 2015 to date Philippa Perry (born 1957 in Warrington) psychotherapist, supporter of the Women's Equality Party
Women's Equality Party
and married to artist and cross-dresser Grayson Perry George Davey Smith
George Davey Smith
(born 1959 in Warrington) epidemiologist Garry Newlove (1959–2007) victim of high-profile murder in August 2007, was attacked outside his house in Fearnhead .[82] Helen Newlove, Baroness Newlove
Helen Newlove, Baroness Newlove
(born 1961) a Warrington-based community reform campaigner,[83] appointed Victims' Commissioner in 2012 Gary Slater
Gary Slater
(born 1961 in Warrington) sports journalist,[84] currently working for The Daily Telegraph Martin Roberts (born 1963) presenter [85] of BBC 1's Homes Under the Hammer Robin Jarvis (born 1963) brought up in Warrington, Young-Adult fiction and children's novelist, writes dark fantasy, suspense and supernatural thrillers. Andy Bird CBE (born c.1964 in Warrington) film producer and executive, chairman of Walt Disney International Tim Firth (born 1964 in Warrington) dramatist,[86] screenwriter and songwriter Gavin Patterson (born 1967) brought up in Warrington, chief executive of BT Group plc
BT Group plc
since 2013 Rebekah Brooks (born 1968) journalist, newspaper editor and former chief executive of News International) attended Appleton Hall County Grammar School in Warrington.[87] Chris Matheson (born 1968 in Warrington) Labour Party politician, MP for the City of Chester
Chester
since 2015 Liam Byrne
Liam Byrne
(born 1970 in Warrington) British Labour Party politician,[88] MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill since 2004. Curtis Jobling
Curtis Jobling
(born 1972) author, illustrator, animator and production designer of Bob the Builder, lives in Warrington Helen Wilson (born 1973 in Warrington) mathematician at University College London,[89] focuses on theoretical and numerical modelling Steven Arnold (born 1974) actor,[90] known for his role as Ashley Peacock in Coronation Street, was born in Warrington. Helen Walsh (born 1977) writer and film director. Warren Brown (born 1978) Regular BBC actor,[91] born and lives in Warrington Nathan Head
Nathan Head
(born 1980 in Warrington) actor,[92] known for his work in the British horror genre Darren Jeffries (born 1982) actor,[93] best known for his role as OB in Hollyoaks. George Sampson
George Sampson
(born 1993) dancer and winner of Britain's Got Talent in 2008.[94]

music[edit]

Stephen Hough

Ian Brown

Kerry Katona

Roger Hunt

James Chester

Edwin 'Ted' Astley (1922–1998) composer, most notably the theme to The Saint, and Danger Man Edna Savage (1936 in Warrington-2000) was a traditional pop singer Tim Curry
Tim Curry
(born 1946) actor, singer and composer, was born in Warrington
Warrington
and lived in Grappenhall Pete Waterman
Pete Waterman
OBE (born 1947) record producer, lives in Warrington, in the village of Winwick.[95] John Maines (born 1948 in Warrington) musician, trombone player and active figure in the British brass band movement as a performer, conductor, tutor, compere and concert presenter. Gareth Jones (born 1954 in Warrington) British music producer and engineer notable for working with Depeche Mode Miles Tredinnick also known as Riff Regan (born Warrington
Warrington
1955) is a rock musician, songwriter and a stage and screenwriter. Phil Kelsall MBE (born 1956 in Warrington) principal organist at the Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Tower
Ballroom since 1977 Stephen Hough (born 1961) international concert pianist [96] and classical composer, was raised in Warrington. Tim Bowness (born 1963) singer-songwriter, singer in the band No-Man was born and brought up in Stockton Heath, Warrington Ian Brown
Ian Brown
(born 1963) lead singer of The Stone Roses,[97] born in Warrington, lived in Forster Street, now lives in Lymm.[79] Chris Evans (born 1966) DJ and TV presenter, was born and grew up in Warrington.[98] Anthony Whittaker (born 1968) composer and pianist was born in Warrington Jan Linton (born c.1968) singer-songwriter, was born in Warrington, but re-located to Japan.[99] Chris Braide (born 1973) songwriter and record producer, was born and lived in Padgate Dave Vitty (Comedy Dave) (born 1974) DJ and Dancing on Ice contestant, came from Hong Kong, brought up in Warrington. Kerry Katona
Kerry Katona
(born 1980) singer/actress,[100] was born and grew up in Warrington.[79] Bill Ryder-Jones
Bill Ryder-Jones
(born 1983) former guitarist of The Coral
The Coral
was born in Warrington Viola Beach
Viola Beach
(formed in 2013) band from Warrington.

sport[edit]

Steve Donoghue
Steve Donoghue
(1884–1945) jockey, ten times British flat racing Champion Jockey, born in Warrington.[101] George Duckworth
George Duckworth
(1901–1966) first class cricketer, who played Test cricket for England, was born in Warrington. He played first class cricket for Lancashire
Lancashire
between 1923 and 1947.[102] Fred Worrall (1910 in Warrington– 1979) was an English footballer, made 425 pro appearances Harold 'Moggy' Palin (1916 in Warrington–1990) an English professional rugby league footballer Roger Hunt
Roger Hunt
(born 1938) footballer [103] for Liverpool
Liverpool
F.C., member of England's 1966 World Cup squad, born in Glazebury, lives in Warrington, made a Freeman of the Borough on 5 December 2016 Neil McGrath (born 1942), former British racing driver Bob Fulton (born 1947) Australian Rugby League player and selector, born in Stockton Heath.[104] Keith Elwell (born 1950 in Warrington) professional rugby league footballer, played 591 games for Widnes Wade Dooley (born 1957) former England
England
rugby union international, played lock forward, played for his country 55 times Gary Bannister (born 1960 in Warrington) former professional footballer [105] who made 539 pro appearances Neil Fairbrother (born 1963) first class cricketer, played Test cricket for England, born in Warrington.[106] Tony Bullock (born 1972) former professional footballer [107] who played as a goalkeeper, 358 pro appearances Stephen Foster (born 1980) defender [108] and captain of Barnsley F.C., was born in the town David Wright (born 1980 in Warrington) former professional footballer [109] with 488 pro appearances Ian Sharps (born 1980 in Warrington) former footballer [110] with 565 pro appearances, now First-Team Coach at Walsall F.C. Paul Hanagan
Paul Hanagan
(born in 1980) twice British champion flat jockey born in Warrington Matt Doughty
Matt Doughty
(born 1981 in Warrington) former professional footballer,[111] over 400 pro appearances Jonathan Akinyemi (born 1988) Olympic Canoe Slalom athlete for team Nigeria was born and lives in Warrington James Chester
Chester
(born 1989) footballer [112] currently playing for Hull City A.F.C. was born in Warrington. Jesse Lingard, (born 1992) footballer [113] for Manchester
Manchester
United F.C. was born in Warrington Jack Robinson (born 1993 in Warrington) professional footballer [114] who plays Queens Park Rangers F.C.

Twin Towns[edit] Warrington
Warrington
is twinned with Hilden, Germany and Nachod, Czech Republic.[115] The villages of Lymm
Lymm
and Culcheth
Culcheth
within the borough are twinned with Meung-sur-Loire, France and Saint-Leu-la-Foret, France respectively.[116][117] See also[edit]

Cheshire
Cheshire
portal

List of parks in Warrington Warrington
Warrington
Dock

Notes[edit]

^ Includes hunting and forestry. ^ Includes energy and construction. ^ Includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding.

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Warrington
Warrington
Borough Council

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The Borough of Warrington, Cheshire

Principal settlements

Warrington

Civil parishes

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

Unparished areas

Warrington

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Ceremonial county of Cheshire

Cheshire
Cheshire
Portal

Unitary authorities

Cheshire
Cheshire
East Cheshire
Cheshire
West and Chester Halton Warrington

Major settlements

Alsager Birchwood Bollington Chester Congleton Crewe Ellesmere Port Frodsham Handforth Knutsford Macclesfield Middlewich Nantwich Neston Northwich Poynton Runcorn Sandbach Warrington Widnes Wilmslow Winsford See also: List of civil parishes in Cheshire

Rivers

Bollin Croco Dane Dean Dee Gowy Goyt Mersey Weaver Wheelock

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Flag Parliamentary constituencies Places Population of major settlements SSSIs Country houses Listed buildings Grade I listed churches Grade I listed non-ecclesiastical buildings Grade II* listed buildings History Museums Lord Lieutenants High Sheriffs

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Districts of North West England

Cheshire

Cheshire
Cheshire
East Cheshire
Cheshire
West and Chester Halton Warrington

Cumbria

Allerdale Barrow-in-Furness Carlisle Copeland Eden South Lakeland

Greater Manchester

Bolton Bury Manchester Oldham Rochdale Salford Stockport Tameside Trafford Wigan

Lancashire

Blackburn with Darwen Blackpool Burnley Chorley Fylde Hyndburn Lancaster Pendle Preston Ribble Valley Rossendale South Ribble West Lancashire Wyre

Merseyside

Knowsley Liverpool St Helens Sefton Wirral

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Unitary authorities of England

Districts

Bath and North East Somerset Bedford Blackburn with Darwen Blackpool Bournemouth Bracknell Forest Brighton and Hove Bristol Central Bedfordshire Cheshire
Cheshire
East Cheshire
Cheshire
West and Chester Cornwall County Durham Darlington Derby East Riding of Yorkshire Halton Hartlepool Herefordshire Isle of Wight Kingston upon Hull Leicester Luton Medway Middlesbrough Milton Keynes North East Lincolnshire North Lincolnshire North Somerset Northumberland Nottingham Peterborough Plymouth Poole Portsmouth Reading Redcar and Cleveland Rutland Shropshire Slough Southampton Southend-on-Sea South Gloucestershire Stockton-on-Tees Stoke-on-Trent Swindon Telford and Wrekin Thurrock Torbay Warrington West Berkshire Wiltshire Windsor and Maidenhead Wokingham York

Councils

Bath and North East Somerset Bedford Blackburn with Darwen Blackpool Bournemouth Bracknell Forest Brighton and Hove Bristol Central Bedfordshire Cheshire
Cheshire
East Cheshire
Cheshire
West and Chester Cornwall Derby Durham Darlington East Riding of Yorkshire Halton Hartlepool Herefordshire Isle of Wight Kingston upon Hull Leicester Luton Medway Middlesbrough Milton Keynes North East Lincolnshire North Lincolnshire North Somerset Northumberland Nottingham Peterborough Plymouth Poole Portsmouth Reading Redcar and Cleveland Rutland Shropshire Slough Southampton Southend-on-Sea South Gloucestershire Stockton-on-Tees Stoke-on-Trent Swindon Telford and Wrekin Thurrock Torbay Warrington West Berkshire Wiltshire Windsor and Maidenhead Wokingham York

Local elections

Bath and North East Somerset Bedford Blackburn with Darwen Blackpool Bournemouth Bracknell Forest Brighton and Hove Bristol Central Bedfordshire Cheshire
Cheshire
East Cheshire
Cheshire
West and Chester Cornwall County Durham Darlington Derby East Riding of Yorkshire Halton Hartlepool Herefordshire Isle of Wight Kingston upon Hull Leicester Luton Medway Middlesbrough Milton Keynes North East Lincolnshire North Lincolnshire North Somerset Northumberland Nottingham Peterborough Plymouth Poole Portsmouth Reading Redcar and Cleveland Rutland Shropshire Slough Southampton Southend-on-Sea South Gloucestershire Stockton-on-Tees Stoke-on-Trent Swindon Telford and Wrekin Thurrock Torbay Warrington West Berkshire Wiltshire Windsor and Maidenhead Wokingham York

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 148945

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