Warrington is gearing up for the launch of a special exhibition, celebrating the town’s proud wire heritage.

National Lottery Heritage funded project, The Wire Works, got under way in 2020, to highlight and celebrate the legacy left by the wire industry, which dominated Warrington’s employment structure for over a hundred years in the 18th and 19th centuries, putting the town at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution.

Over the past 18 months, a range of work has taken place to capture the fascinating stories of Warrington’s wire heritage – led by Warrington Borough Council, in partnership with Culture Warrington, volunteers, artists Laurence Payot and Christine Wilcox-Baker and local media company, Ludovico.

Now, these stories will come together in The Wire Works exhibition, which runs from 16 October – 20 November at the old Co-Op Bank, near Vintage Viola, in Golden Square. Visitors can look forward to an interactive blend of heritage and art, including sculpture, film, dance, poetry and real-life accounts of what it was like to work in a wire factory in Warrington.


The Wire Works Shop