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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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  • Set in Beautiful Parkland  
    Castle Park Arts Centre 

    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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  • Scything Workshop 
    Marbury Country Park 
    1st Jul 2017 

    This heritage skill is so environmentally friendly and is increasingly being used by the likes of stately homes and local authorities ....

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  • How to Compost 
    Barnton Library 
    15th Jul 2017 

    This workshop for people who want to start composting, or who are already composting but unsuccessfully ....

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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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Newton-le-Willows

Virgin Voyager heads North

A Perfect Place to Visit

Since the 19th century Newton's history has been very closely linked with the railways.  It was little more than a village when the famous Vulcan Foundry was opened in 1831 and later developed into one of the world's foremost locomotive manufacturers.

Vulcan Village was developed to house workers from the foundry and has in recent years become a conservation area.  Period notices adorn the gable ends of the houses on Derby Row, whilst the last house on Manchester Row incorporates a magnificent stone “Vulcan”, removed from the Works.  The Inn houses memorabilia from the factory.

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