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A short time line of Warrington's past ...

Must be loads of things missing any ideas either town or more local area facts.... :D


1st Century The Romans build a settlement at Wilderpool

407 The Roman army leaves Britain and Roman towns are abandoned

8th Century The Saxons found a village at Warrington

c. 1070 The Normans build a wooden fort at Warrington

c. 1125 Warrington has grown into a little market town

1255 Warrington is granted the right to hold an annual fair

1277 Warrington now has 2 fairs but it only has a population of several hundred

1495 A stone bridge is built over the Mersey

1526 Sir Thomas Boteler leaves money in his will to found a grammar school

1613 Plague strikes Warrington

1642 Warrington is a small town with a population of about 2,000. As Civil War begins the Royalists capture Warrington

1643 Parliamentary troops capture Warrington

1647 Plague breaks out in Warrington again

1750 Bank Hall is built

1756 Warrington gains its first newspaper

1760 Warrington is famous for its sacking and sailcloth. There is also a pin making and a file and tool making industry in Warrington. There were also sugar refineries and a glass industry.

1801 Warrington is a flourishing town with a population of over 10,500

1813 Improvement Commissioners are given powers to pave the streets Warrington and to clean and light them (with oil lamps)

1821 Warrington is lit by gas

1831 The railway comes to Warrington

1832 Cholera kills 169 people in Warrington

1846 Warrington gains a piped water supply

1847 Warrington is made a borough

1848 The first public library in Warrington opens

1860 A spire is added to St Elphin's Church

1877 Warrington infirmary opens. Metalworking in Warrington booms.

1897 Victoria Park opens

1900 Electricity is first generated in Warrington

1901 The population of Warrington reaches 65,000

1910 Stockton Heath Council School (later called SH 'primary' then 'community' school Opened 2 May 1910 - Opening ceremony by Mr Samual Woodward (chairman of Cheshire County Council Administrative sub-Committee for Education for Runcorn Rural area. Architect Joseph Holt?s ARIB

1917 Orford Park opens

1968 It is decided to make Warrington a new town

1977 Woolston Park opens

1980 Birchwood Shopping Centre opens

1998 Warrington is made a unitary authority

2002 The Pyramid Arts Centre opens

2007 - Stockton Heath Primary School Demolished

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Joeseph Priestley came to Warrington

to study and teach 1761 ? 1767.

18th-century English theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philosopher, educator, and political theorist


The Today newspaper (printed from 1986-1995) was the UK's first national full colour newspaper, owned by Eddy Shah printed in the old Guardian Offices in Sankey Street. I remember it was big TV news with all the pickets coming from all over the country demonstrate about the way it was being published by using new printing technologies (Apple Mac?s etc).


Oh?and what about Warrington Worldwide being published both in print and on-line, I am sure Gary can give us the all important dates?

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