Looking back with new Nostalgic Warrington book

Warrington Guardian: The cover of the book The cover of the book

A BOOK taking a look at life in Warrington from the early 1900s to the swinging 60s has been published this week.

Penned by Janice Hayes, manager at Warrington Museum, it features pictures rarely seen from the town as it was and contains the history of some of the town’s long-standing businesses.

And there is an extra special reason meaning to the cover picture.

It feature fellow Culture Warrington employee Colin Taylor who unearthed this picture from Stretton Walking Day in 1953 which became the front page picture.

Janice said: “This photograph of Stretton Walking Day in 1953 shows a typical fancy dress parade of the time with Colin Taylor very uncomfortably showing off a home made version of the family’s new pride and joy!

“He’s the boy dressed a s television set in the picture.”

Published by True North Books Ltd, Nostalgic Warrington includes Victorian scenes, celebrity concerts, transport, events, the war years, working life and leisure and are all shown in large images throughout the book, with scenes of Bridge Foot, Walton Gardens, Latchford, Lymm and Warrington Market.

Each picture is brought to life with generous and well researched captions.

Copies of the book are available now in Warrington Museum, in local book shops ( priced £12.99) or they can be ordered directly via truenorthbooks.com Keep reading more in the Warrington Guardian in coming weeks for more pictures from the books and special features on what it contains.

We also have a competition to win a copy of the book to keep.


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