UFO’s Invade Sankey?

When searching through our images of Sankey and Penketh I came across the above photograph. My first thought was that I had found a scene from Warrington’s very own “War of the Worlds”, a fleet of UFO’s hovering incongruously above Liverpool Road. 

So, was Liverpool Road invaded by aliens in 1915? Well probably not, a second look shows that the objects hovering in the sky are actually just part of the overhead power lines for the tram network, invasion averted. Warrington’s tram network operated between 1902 and 1935, with the Sankey Bridges route being closed on 27th March 1935.

Have you got any memories or photographs of public transport in Warrington you would be willing to share with us as part of our West Memories Project? If so contact Philip in the Museum at the following e-mail address: [email protected].

(any memories of UFOs would also be welcome).

This article was originally posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017.