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William Beamont (1797-1889)

Published on April 6th, 2021 | by All Things Warrington

Warrington’s greatest citizen – Mayor, attorney, historian, philanthropist, life-saver. Anyone the slightest bit interested in Warrington’s past owes a debt of gratitude to William Beamont. Not only did he help establish the town’s central library – ... Read More


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George Green (1915-1989)

Published on April 6th, 2021 | by Andy Green

Always smiling – bus driver, laughing policeman and Santa Claus. Two words spring to mind when I think of my grandfather George Green – laughing and driving. Laughing because he did an awful lot of it ... Read More


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John Tully (1806-1879)

Published on April 6th, 2021 | by Andy Green

Surviving 19th Century Warrington – the life and times of John Tully (Born Ireland 1806. Died Warrington 1879). “I’m sorry Mr Tully but it’s bad news.”  One thing I know for sure about my 3x Irish great ... Read More


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Mike Nicholas

Published on April 6th, 2021 | by All Things Warrington

The Wire Enforcer – Warrington RLFC prop & former owner of Wire Wheels Taxis. In 1988, I was a naive 21-year-old working for a short-lived local sports paper called ‘Warrington Sport’ when I was handed my ... Read More


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Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743-1825)

Published on April 5th, 2021 | by All Things Warrington

And the songbird keeps singing – poet, hymn writer, teacher, critic & children’s author extraordinaire! Anna Laetitia Barbauld (nee Aikin) was one of England’s most respected female poets. Active in what was known as the Romantic ... Read More


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Wally Barnes (1925-2013)

Published on April 4th, 2021 | by All Things Warrington

The irrepressible ‘Warrington’ Wally Barnes – charity fundraiser and ghost story writer. If anyone summed up the spirit of what it means to be a true Warringtonian it was ‘Warrington’ Wally Barnes. Prolific fundraiser and ghost ... Read More


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