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Pot charts history of town
2:00pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
A CERAMIC pot charting images that represent Warrington has gone on display in the town’s museum.
Former teacher Mick McWilliams brought together this pot which now sits in an exhibition set up to mark 160 years of the Warrington Guardian.
He said: ““Many of the manufacturing industries have long gone, but one constant remained - rugby. It was for this reason that I decided to use the image of Brian Bevan, still a great hero of many.”
“The modern aspects of the piece can clearly be seen in the use of the ‘Guardians’, or ‘Skittles’ as they are more commonly known, and if you look closely enough you should be able to see the entrance to the Mall.
“Just down from here, again linking the past and present day, can be seen the Blue Bell Public House.”
“Living in Bewsey, near Sankey Valley Park, where wild life abounds, I thought of the many creatures that I could use but decided on the majestic heron which can often be seen patiently waiting to pounce on its prey, from the edge of the Sankey Canal. You will also notice the arches in the park which carries the railway link to Liverpool and Manchester.”
Clr Mike Hannon, deputy council leader added: ““Celebrating and marking our local history is something that I feel is very important, particularly for our future generations, and is a subject that is close to my heart.
“When Mick showed me his work I thought it was so good that we should share it with the people of Warrington. It’s a great piece of artistic work that people can learn about and enjoy.”
This display is sponsored by The Warrington Guardian.
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