‘Bill Cooke is to be congratulated on his extensive and knowledgeable account
of Warrington’s history.’ – Harry Wells, author of Medieval Warrington
In 2015 Warrington was named by the Royal Society of Arts as the ‘least culturally alive town in England’. But was this a fair evaluation?
In his new book, Bill Cooke offers a dramatic reexamination of the town. Looking back on its fascinating history dating back to the Romans, The Story of Warrington demonstrates an extensive and diverse cultural history. Should Warrington apologise for the person who supported Richard III against the Princes in the Tower? Why was Warrington thought of as the Athens of the North? What role did the town play in the Industrial Revolution and the slave trade? How did Warrington help win the Cold War? With insights into these questions and more, readers are presented with the other side of the argument and learn key facts about the history of this British town.