All Things Warrington

Warrington poetry

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From the oldest known Lancashire ballad ('Warrikin Fair') to more contemporary prose, a treasure trove of odes, sonnets, rhymes, verse and song has originated from the town of Warrington, including:-
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Title

Author

Written

A Bumper of Warrington Ale

Unknown

1850 (approx)

Address to a Warrington Theatre

John Fitchett

1818

Epistle to Dr. Enfield on his revisiting Warrington in 1789

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

1789

Family Fortunes (The Smiths of School Brow)

Stan Smith

2006

Heaven in Warrington

Arthur Bennett

1907

John Howard

Arthur Bennett

1907

Sadness Is Wasted Happiness

Harry Hayes

2013

Last Bus Home (Warrington Bus Station, Nov. 1984)

Andy Green

2015

The Aviary (Winwick Zoological Gardens)

Roger Bruton/David McKendrick

1975

The Bewsey Ballads (The murder of Sir John Butler)

Traditional

1700-1850 (approx)

The Hoagie Wagon

Brian Palfreman

2009

The Invitation

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

1775 (approx)

The Quaint Old Crow (Song of an Ancient Inn)

Arthur Bennett

1904

The Tide Will Turn

Harry Hayes

2010

Time And Tide

Harry Hayes

2013

Warrikin Fair

Traditional

1548

Warrington Fair

Traditional/Andy Green

2015

Where The Old Fish Market Once Stood

Andy Green

2013



All of the above have one thing in common: they were inspired by, or written by people from, Warrington.
Do you know of any others that fit this criteria? If so,
please contact me with the details.

If you're interested in local history be sure to scroll down to the bottom of each page as a little background information on the writer and subject matter is also provided.



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