Mad Hatter's Tea Party Sculpture
An eight ton granite sculpture of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The sculpture is by Edwin Russell and is located in Golden Square in downtown Warrington.
IRA Bombing Memorial at Golden Square
This memorial looks like chess pieces and was created to honour the memory of two young children who were killed by an IRA bomb. 56 other people were injured when bombs were detonated in Bridge Street on 20 March 1993.
Research the history of Warrington then go and take a look for the cannon ball marks on the back of St elphins Church. (Did you know ut's the second tallest chutch spire in England!) Just think Cromwell and his troops did battle at the place you stand!
It is also the scene of much of Warringtons early history.
Work on a travelling funfair
Whilst living in warrington, I had the opportunity to work with the Turn and Burn leisure group and maintain fairground rides, bouncy castle delivery and interact with people on a daily basis. A fantastic experience and well worth every late night in pulling down...
Town Hall and the Golden Gates
The Town Hall was built in 1750, and looks very majestic when viewed through the elaborate golden gates, reputably build for Buckingham Palace, whose occupant (Queen Victoria) rejected them. Never mind, her loss was Warrington's gain!
Two teenage boys were killed in 1993 when the IRA detonated a bomb which had been placed in a waste paper bin in the town centre. This memorial known as the river of life has been created to the memory of these boys.
The Golden Gates
Warrington is certainly a mix of old and new
Built on an industrial base, it was a wealthy town during the early part of the industrial revolution . It was a centre for wire manufacture.
The Golden Gates are sited at the entrance to the Town Hall
Now outside Warrington Town hall, these gates were designed to be outside Buckingham Palace, but apparently Queen Victoria didn't want them.
Well London's loss was Warrington's gain (and have you seen the boring gates now outside Buckingham Palace?
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Daresbury Parish Church
The father of Charles Dodgson, (AKA Lewis Carroll of Alice in Wonderland fame) was the rector of this chuch on the southern outskirts of Warrington at the time of his birth, and there are several references to him and Alice in Wonderland both in the church, and in the town.
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Never visit Warrington without going to watch the Wolves playing Rugby!
It will probably be the most memorable part of your visit.
Water of Life
In the middle of the shopping area, is a delightful water feature, build in memory of the two lads killed in 1993 by an IRA bomb.