Warrington from the air - check out our incredible pictures of how the town has changed (From Warrington Guardian)
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Warrington from the air - check out our incredible pictures of how the town has changed
9:00am Friday 4th July 2014 in News
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.
2 St Elphin's, Warrington Parish Church, in 1920 and again today
3 Crosfields factory was one of the biggest employers in the town in 1928 - and again, as it looks now.
4 The Town Hall looks the same but the surroundings are very different as this picture from 1920 shows
5 RAF Burtonwood is now very different from 1947. Add in housing estates, shopping centres and a massive business park.