Warrington commemorates bombing anniversary

River of Life Published: Tuesday, 19th March 2019

The town will fall silent tomorrow, Wednesday 20 March, to mark the 26th anniversary of the Warrington bombing.

On 20 March 1993, two IRA bombs exploded on Bridge Street and killed 12-year-old Tim Parry and three-year-old Johnathan Ball. More than 50 people were injured.

A commemoration service – organised by the Peace Foundation and attended by the Mayor of Warrington, families of victims of the attack and faith leaders - will be held on Bridge Street. A minute’s silence will be observed at 12.27pm.

Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Karen Mundry, said: “We will never forget that dark day 26 years ago, and the huge impact it had on everyone in our borough, and beyond.

“Out of the terrible tragedy came a commitment from everyone to work together towards peace. The annual commemorations are about remembering the victims of the bombing, honouring the bravery of families and reaffirming our commitment - and our sense of hope for the future - that what happened in 1993 never happens again.”