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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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  • 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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  • Spirit of the Horse 
    Arley Hall & Gardens 
    28th Jun 2018 - 1st Jul 2018 

    Europe’s greatest equestrian theatre show SPIRIT OF THE HORSE returns to the UK with a spectacular new production ....

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  • Party At Park 
    15th Jun 2018 - 16th Jun 2018 

    Party at Park at Winnington Park Rugby Club....

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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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Sankey

Virgin Voyager heads North

A Perfect Place to Visit

Sankey and Penketh lie on the western edge of Warrington and mainly consist of residential development. South of Penketh lies Fiddler’s Ferry a crossing point on the St Helen’s Canal and also an ancient crossing point of the River Mersey. The derivation of the name Fiddler’s Ferry is believed to come from the landowner Adam le Vicleur, which was gradually changed to Violer. This became a player of the viol or fiddle, hence Fiddler.

At one time the major employer in the area was the local tannery. Other industries included brewers, cabinet makers and shoemakers.

In 1757 England’s first canal was in operation between St Helens and Sankey Bridges and apparently it was a common sight to see coal flats lining the canal waiting for the tide.

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