A THOUGHT came to me as I walked into Warrington town centre the other day.

I wonder if the statue of Oliver Cromwell could be restored to its original position at Bank Park.

I suggest this for what I consider to be good reasons for our town.

Firstly, with our emerging from the pandemic, what better way to put our town ‘on the map’ and celebrate the ‘spirit of renewal’.

Secondly, the national (and even international) spotlight may bring much needed revenue and business to the region.

Thirdly, the Civil War history of the town would also be highlighted with a focus on Church Street and the edifice of St Elphin’s.

I understand the statue was removed from Bank Park because Queen Victoria was not amused.

But times have changed.