Warrington from the air - check out our incredible pictures of how the town has changed

Warrington Guardian: Warrington from the air - check out our incredible pictures of how the town has changed Warrington from the air - check out our incredible pictures of how the town has changed

WE all know Warrington has changed radically in the past half century.

But these remarkable images show just how significantly.

From Bridge Street to the Town Hall, Burtonwood to St Elphin's, the Warrington of today looks very different to that of the past.

See how many places you can spot and check out the differences from these pictures.

The modern day ones have been taken by Ian Park, Warrington Guardian photographer, from a helicopter.

The black and whites are from the new Britain From Above website.

Backed by English Heritage, The Britain from Above website features images from the Aerofilms collection, a unique aerial photographic archive of international importance.

You can see more pictures at britainfromabove.org

1 This first set shows Bridge Street in 1928 and today.

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2 St Elphin's, Warrington Parish Church, in 1920 and again today

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3 Crosfields factory was one of the biggest employers in the town in 1928 - and again, as it looks now.

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4 The Town Hall looks the same but the surroundings are very different as this picture from 1920 shows

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5 RAF Burtonwood is now very different from 1947. Add in housing estates, shopping centres and a massive business park.

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9:39am Fri 4 Jul 14

loadsoflemons says...

What is the structure next to st elphins church in 1920?
What is the structure next to st elphins church in 1920? loadsoflemons
  • Score: -1

1:34pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Brick Bazooka says...

loadsoflemons wrote:
What is the structure next to st elphins church in 1920?
Not sure what structure you mean but the following link has some structures tagged on the photo:

http://www.britainfr
omabove.org.uk/image
/epw005009
[quote][p][bold]loadsoflemons[/bold] wrote: What is the structure next to st elphins church in 1920?[/p][/quote]Not sure what structure you mean but the following link has some structures tagged on the photo: http://www.britainfr omabove.org.uk/image /epw005009 Brick Bazooka
  • Score: 2

8:01pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Reader says...

Its the old Training College/Clergy Daughters School that was on Church Street.

see here for other photos and info .... http://forum.warring
ton-worldwide.co.uk/
index.php?/topic/737
9-clergy-daughters-s
chool-training-colle
ge-technical-college
-and-bewsey-hall/
Its the old Training College/Clergy Daughters School that was on Church Street. see here for other photos and info .... http://forum.warring ton-worldwide.co.uk/ index.php?/topic/737 9-clergy-daughters-s chool-training-colle ge-technical-college -and-bewsey-hall/ Reader
  • Score: 1

8:30pm Sat 5 Jul 14

grey-area says...

loadsoflemons wrote:
What is the structure next to st elphins church in 1920?
It's still there. I think it's now St Elphin's Community Centre. It was indeed the Clergy's daughter's school, called St Katherine's (hence St Katherine's Way and College Close surrounding the site) which is now located.......somewh
ere else which I forget for the minute. It's on Google though.
[quote][p][bold]loadsoflemons[/bold] wrote: What is the structure next to st elphins church in 1920?[/p][/quote]It's still there. I think it's now St Elphin's Community Centre. It was indeed the Clergy's daughter's school, called St Katherine's (hence St Katherine's Way and College Close surrounding the site) which is now located.......somewh ere else which I forget for the minute. It's on Google though. grey-area
  • Score: 0

5:31pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Robert.b says...

They totally ruined Bridge street town centre.
They totally ruined Bridge street town centre. Robert.b
  • Score: 3

10:16am Mon 7 Jul 14

Penketh Pony says...

Robert.b wrote:
They totally ruined Bridge street town centre.
They seriously did. The destruction of that main town centre street 'backbone' is upsetting. I imagine Warrington town centre to be so much more appealing leisure wise, economically and aesthetically, if this were retained.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
[quote][p][bold]Robert.b[/bold] wrote: They totally ruined Bridge street town centre.[/p][/quote]They seriously did. The destruction of that main town centre street 'backbone' is upsetting. I imagine Warrington town centre to be so much more appealing leisure wise, economically and aesthetically, if this were retained. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Penketh Pony
  • Score: 2

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