From its heyday in the nineteenth century as a major centre of wiremaking, textiles, chemical production and brewing, through to its 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 eighteenth-century town hall to the city's precious Transporter Bridge, 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 twenty-first-century city.