Welcome to our new resources page which collects together useful resources for exploring the fascinating history of Warrington. Many of these resources have been compiled from objects in the Museum and Archive collections whilst others have been gathered from the contributions of local people.
To access our South Lancashire Regiment Prisoners Of War 1914-1918 databases please navigate using the links above or click on the links below:
VE Day Posters
To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, our Archives & Heritage Officer Philip Jeffs wrote a series of blogs looking at what items from the archives can tell us about Warrington in 1945.
- VE Day poster 1: Town Hall
- VE Day poster 2: Parties
- VE Day poster 3: Villages
- VE Day poster 4: Returning PoWs
- VE Day poster 5: VJ Day
- VE Day poster 6: American Celebrations
- VE Day poster 7: Major events of 1945
The Glazebrook-Rylands Project
Between 2014 and 2015 our Heritage and Archives Officer Philip Jeffs wrote a number of articles based on his research into the archives of the Glazebrook and Rylands families. You can link to all 26 of the articles below:
- The Glazebrook-Rylands project
- Victorian Snowflakes
- An Impudent Thief!
- Recollections of Winwick Grammar School 1859-1862
- Gripes and constipation: home cures from Georgian Warrington
- Thomas Glazebrook Rylands and Anti-Slavery
- Warrington’s Cholera Outbreak in 1832
- The Dangers of Smoking
- Mrs Rylands’ Ball, February 1909
- Queen Victoria’s Clairvoyant?
- The Warrington Volunteers
- The Warrington Volunteers – Part II
- Here’s Patten for Ever, Huzza!
- Mary Rylands’ Funeral Card 1836
- Human Skin
- The Murder of John Ratcliffe
- Dressed Crab
- Badly Behaved Children
- A Victorian Christmas
- Who Was Cecily Rylands?
- Glazebrooks, Rylands, Politics and Medicine
- A Friend of the Factory Child – March 1833
- The Black List – 1841
- The Warrington Menagerie, circa 1840s
- The Man of Philanthropy, Politics and Clogs, circa 1868
- The Second Epistle of Joe Muggins’ Dog
The West Warrington Memories Project
In 2017 Arts Council England funded a Culture Warrington project working with the West Warrington community which asked residents to dig out old photographs and share their stories to feature in the Great Sankey Hub – one of the area’s first dementia-friendly facilities. Heritage and Archives Officer Philip Jeffs wrote a number of articles based on ephemera from Great Sankey, Burtonwood, Westbrook and Penketh and you can find the links to the articles below:
11. Sankey Marsh
Womans Suffrage in Warrington
As part of our celebrations of the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave some women the right to vote for the first time, our volunteer Carol has been posting a series of articles about women campaigners in the town and their struggle for equal rights.
3. Lily Waring
5. Helen Parker