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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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  • Christmas Musical Extravaganza 
    Arley Hall & Gardens 
    18th Dec 2018 

    Fancy supporting a leading disability charity to continue their pioneering work ...

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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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  • God Bless Us, Every One - Dickens` A Christmas carol 
    Barnton Memorial Hall 
    15th Dec 2018 

    These performers will bring the season of goodwill to you in and get you in the spirit of Christmas ...

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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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  • Harlequin Players present It's A Wonderful Life 
    Harlequin Theatre 
    5th Dec 2018 - 8th Dec 2018 

    Harlequin Players present It's A Wonderful Life....

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Padgate

Virgin Voyager heads North

A Perfect Place to Visit

Padgate was the scene of the murder in 1791 of a post boy, James Hogworth.

A certain Edward Miles was caught and put on trial. Found guilty, he was sentenced to hang and to be gibbeted. He was duly executed and his body taken to Padgate where it was encased in a steel cage and then hung until it rotted away as an example to others.

Miles was the the last person to be gibbeted in the Warrington area, although this charming custom was only abolished in 1861. The gibbet cage can be seen in Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.

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