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‘Heaven in Warrington’ by Arthur Bennett

Published on April 8th, 2021 | by All Things Warrington

Sweet bells of God, within my garden ringing,From the tall spire above the churchyard grey,I seem to hear the distant angels singing –How near to Heaven seems all the world to-day! Even here, awhile, the still ... Read More


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The poetry of Harry Hayes

Published on April 8th, 2021 | by Andy Green

Some poems can be difficult to read, others not so difficult. Harry Hayes’ work fell firmly, and proudly, into the easy-to-read category. “I’ve never been a fan of the ‘high falutin’ stuff,” said Harry when I interviewed ... Read More


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‘Bewsey – A Poem’ by John Fitchett

Published on April 8th, 2021 | by All Things Warrington

Published in 1796, ‘Bewsey – A Poem’ was written by Warrington poet John Fitchett and is of significant local interest due to its subject matter – the murder of Sir John Butler, a former lord of ... Read More


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‘Last Bus Home’ by Andy Green

Published on April 8th, 2021 | by Andy Green

Warrington Bus Station, November 1984. Sitting at the backof the 329 at 11.10Wondering when the man would start his engine.I was tired, bored and coldCouldn’t wait to hit the roadBut the last bus home at times ... Read More


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‘Warrington Fair – a modern take’ by Andy Green

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

If you struggled to make sense of Warrikin Fair, Lancashire’s oldest ballad from circa 1548, here’s a modern take on it from 2015. Gather round me people and don’t dilly dallyI’ll tell you how Gilbert Scott ... Read More


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‘A Bumper of Warrington Ale’

Published on August 26th, 2014 | by All Things Warrington

First published in 1875 in the second edition of a book by dialect expert and ballad collector John Harland, the author of ‘A Bumper of Warrington Ale’ is unknown. However thanks to its inclusion in Harland’s ... Read More


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‘The Hoagie Wagon’ by Brian Palfreman

Published on March 31st, 2012 | by All Things Warrington

There was a place in Warrington that became a legend A little wooden hut on some waste ground It were nothing posh but it made good nosh All you needed was a bit of dosh A ... Read More


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