Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Warrington in 50 Buildings

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From its heyday in the 19th century as a major centre of wire-making, textiles, chemical production and brewing, through to its Second World War role as the largest US Army Air Force base in Europe and subesquent reinvention as a new town in the late 1960s, Warrington has a proud and distinctive identity. This extraordinary history is embodied in the buildings that have shaped the city. Warrington in 50 Buildings explores the history of this rich and vibrant community through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the palatial 18th-century Town Hall to the city's precious Transporter Bridge, designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument, this unique study celebrates the city's architectural heritage in a new and accessible way.

Local author and cultural curator Janice Hayes guides the reader on a tour of the city’s historic buildings and modern architectural marvels. The churches, theatres, pubs and cinemas of Warrington's industrial heyday are examined alongside the innovative buildings of a 21st-century city.

Book ISBN 9781445659169

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Sep 2016

Height 235

Width 165

Illustrations 100

£14.99

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