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

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

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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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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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