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  • 200,000 reasons to make a visit 
    Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

    Natural sciences, antiquities, social history, decorative arts and an extensive local photographic archive ....

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  • Your perfect day out in Cheshire 
    Tatton Park Gardens 

    Visit one of Cheshire's largest Visitors with over 100 events per year ....

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  • Artisan Market 
    9th Nov 2019 

    Over 50 of the very finest food, drink, art & craft stall holders, music, entertainment & activities ....

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  • Artisan Market - Xmas Special 
    14th Dec 2019 

    Over 50 of the very finest food, drink, art & craft stall holders, music, entertainment & activities ....

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  • Telling the Story of Mid Cheshire 
    Weaver Hall Museum 

    Housed within the old Northwich Union Workhouse building, full of displays, tales and history of Mid Cheshire ....

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  • The Addams Family 
    Grange Theatre 
    24th Oct 2019 - 26th Oct 2019 

    Mid Cheshire Youth Theatre presents "The Addams Family" ....

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Birchwood

Virgin Voyager heads North

A Perfect Place to Visit

Birchwood is an invention of Warrington New Town.

During the 2nd World War, Birchwood was home to a munitions factory employing 30,000 people.

After the war the factory closed, and Warrington council was faced with the problem of what to do with the area. Part of the area is an open space with pleasant walks.

Risley Moss is preserved as an important nature reserve.   The mounds above the former bunkers where the explosives were stored are now used for children to play on.

The Name Birchwood was chosen as many young birches had sprung up amongst all the dereliction. Today, Birchwood is known for its large out of town shopping area.

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