Imprinted hands on the river of life fountain

On Monday 20 March, we will collectively remember the victims of the Warrington bombing which happened 30 years ago.

Imprinted hands on the river of life fountain

As part of the town’s remembrance in this 30th anniversary year, guests will be seated for an event in the town centre.

This event will take place from Market Gate, looking down towards Bridge Street.

The event is expected to begin at 12 noon and conclude at 12.45pm, with a one minute silence at 12.20pm.

We understand that many members of the public will want to pay their respects at the River of Life in the town centre and join in the one minute silence. Though the main Bridge Street thoroughfare will in large part be cordoned off for the event, there will still be a level of public access to Bridge Street - but this will be limited.

We expect that while people will still be able to access the town centre and local businesses, the town centre will be busy, so please be mindful of this if you are planning to visit.

Road closures

Road closures will be enforced from 5am on some key routes. Please visit the Warrington Bombing event page for the full list of road closures.

Information for media colleagues

If you plan on attending the event to cover for media purposes, please email with your name and media organisation. If your organisation would like to attend but you aren’t sure who will attend, please notify us of the expected number of attendees from your organisation and what equipment, if any, you will be bringing. Please let us know by Wednesday 15 March.

All representatives of media organisations will need to be issued with accreditation passes by Warrington Borough Council to be able to cover the event from the designated media area. Further information about the accreditation process will be circulated in due course.