Cllr Jean Flaherty

The Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Jean Flaherty, is inviting local people to join her for two fascinating trips into the past.

Two special Heritage Breakfast Events are being held at Warrington Town Hall this March and April. Hosted by the Mayor, the events will give everyone the chance to discover more about two important parts of Warrington’s proud history.

The first event, ‘A history of Daresbury Laboratory’ with guest speaker Alan Brown, will tell the story of how the laboratory, since its inception in 1962 has pushed the boundaries of modern science, to become internationally recognised for world-leading scientific excellence in a range of fields, from nuclear physics to supercomputing. It takes place on Friday 31 March, 9.30am to 11am, at Warrington Town Hall, with tickets costing £10.95, which includes a breakfast barm with tea or coffee. For further information and to book your tickets visit Eventbrite.

The second event, ‘A short history of Policing in Warrington’, featuring guest speaker Will Brown, will delve into the history and development of policing in the town − from the formation of the first police forces in the early 19th century, through to the fundamental policing changes of the second half of the 20th century. It takes place on Friday 28 April, 9.30am to 11am, at Warrington Town Hall, with tickets costing £10.95. Once again, included in the ticket price is a breakfast barm with tea or coffee. To book your tickets, visit Eventbrite.

Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Jean Flaherty, said: “As Heritage champion, I’m delighted to be hosting two fantastic Heritage Breakfast events at our historic Town Hall, exploring two elements of Warrington’s past.

“These two completely different heritage events will provide a fascinating glimpse into the past, and give people a greater understanding of how two key institutions in Warrington evolved and grew to become what they are today. If you’re interested in discovering more about these important parts of Warrington’s heritage, please come and join me at the Town Hall.”