Queens Gardens, Saturday 12 October, 1974
Come and hear my talks
WILLIAM BEAMONT: THE LATER YEARS
at Warrington History Society, Friars Green Church, 7.30 Mon 20 April 2020 Visitors welcome for small charge.
SORRY THIS TALK HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED OWING TO CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS
On this site you will find some information on the local history books I have produced since 1996. (Please click on Book Titles and Photos above).
Many of the earlier booklets are no longer available, but the titles in the Walking into Warrington's Past series are being revised and incorporated into much larger books with a large amount of new content and photos (SEE BELOW).
CONTACT: If you have any queries or comments about my work or website please feel free to email me on
LATEST BOOK: MARKET PLACE TO BEWSEY OLD HALL, softback, £8.99. This is now in stock at WH Smith, Golden Square. More stock delivered to WH Smith's this morning, Weds 16 Dec.
Includes sections on the area around the old markets plus revised sections from the Bewsey Street and Dallam Lane booklets, 204 pages.
OTHER NEW TITLES
WARRINGTON'S PAST: BUTTERMARKET TO COCKHEDGE (nearly sold out)
WARRINGTON PARISH CHURCH, £9.99
WARRINGTON'S PAST: HORSEMARKET TO ORFORD HALL, £9.99
MEDIEVAL WARRINGTON, hardback, £19.99
WILLIAM BEAMONT, ANTIQUARY AND PHILANTHROPIST, hardback, £19.99
THESE NEW TITLES are now available. Ask at WH SMITH, GOLDEN SQUARE, WARRINGTON. CLICK ON BOOK TITLES AND PHOTOS ABOVE THEN SELECT NEW TITLES PAGE for more information, prices, etc.
Market Gate, summer 1974
Market Gate looking towards Horsemarket Street on Thursday 13 June 1974
Market Gate taken with the same camera from a similar viewpoint on Sunday 25 March 2012
The books are illustrated only in black and white, which I used for the vast majority of my photography, but I have illustrated the various pages of this web site with hundreds of colour photographs of the town, many dating back 45 years or so (in greatly reduced resolution) and have included an additional page on photography. (Please click on AROUND TOWN, above). The old photos can be found on every page of the website, but mostly on the Warrington's Past pages.
Enjoy the photographs, but please note that text and all images on this site are copyright and may not be copied, saved, edited or reproduced. Please do not therefore post or share any of these photos on social media without permission.
Town Hall Friday 11 Oct 1974
Looking from the corner of Market Street down Lyme Street towards Horsemarket Street, Thursday 20 July, 1972
The old Blackburne Arms, on the afternoon of Friday 17 August, 1973. When the redevelopment was planned this building was to be retained but when work had started it was decided to replace it with a modern design.