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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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  • An Outstanding Day out in Cheshire 
    Lion Salt Works 

    Now open to the public after a £10m restoration and voted the UKs best heritage project  ....

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  • Acton Bridge Steam Rally 
    Leigh Arms 
    6th Oct 2018 - 7th Oct 2018 

    Steam engines galore and historic boats, heaven for those interested in heritage ....

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  • Witton Albion FC vs Stafford Rangers FC 
    Witton Albion Football Club 
    14th Apr 2018 

    Witton Albion play at home in the EVO-STIK Premier Division ...

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  • Northwich Easter Extravaganza 
    31st Mar 2018 

    Join the Easter Bunny & Funky Chicken for the great Easter Egg Hunt through Northwich Town Centre ...

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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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