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Exhibition to mark bombing
2:00pm Friday 1st March 2013 in News
COMMEMORATION and Celebration – A Journey of Reconciliation is the name of a special exhibition which will form part of events marking the 20th anniversary of the IRA bombing.
The explosion on Bridge Street caused the deaths of three-year-old Johnathan Ball and 12-year-old Tim Parry and left many others injured in 1993.
The exhibition has been created by staff at Culture Warrington’s Warrington Museum and includes a moving wallpaper projection taking visitors on a journey through the events leading up to the March, 20 1993 and the days and years afterwards.
Clr Mike Hannon, deputy leader said: “This exhibition represents the whole ethos of what our commemorative events stand for which is to remember the devastating events of that day in 1993 but to also to celebrate all our achievements during the past 20 years.
“It also provides an opportunity for people to learn in more detail about what happened and all the positive community work that followed and I would encourage everyone to come along.”
Commissioned by the council and The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation, the event will also include small touch screen tablets so visitors can explore articles and features documenting Warrington’s ‘positive journey of reconciliation’.
Derek Dick, from Culture Warrington, said: “Putting this exhibition together has been an honour and by gathering and studying a large amount of archived material we ourselves have learned so much more about Warrington’s journey and so we hope that people will find viewing this exhibition to be a meaningful experience.“
The anniversary will also be marked with two events on March 16 including a civic event led by the Mayor of Warrington Clr Steve Wright on Bridge Street between 12 and 12.45pm and a celebratory event at the The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation’s Peace Centre, Peace Drive from 2 to 5pm.
The exhibition opens on March 18 until April 18 at the Pyramid Arts Centre.