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Ceremony to mark tragic anniversary of Warrington bomb

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The 20th anniversary of the IRA bombing of Warrington will be marked with a special ceremony in the town today.

Three year old Johnathan Ball and 12 year old Tim Parry were killed and more than 50 others were injured.

A civic event led by the Mayor of Warrington Cllr Steve Wright will take place in Bridge Street where the bombs went off between 12noon - 12.45pm. readings and a minute silence.

There will be public viewing areas at Market Gate, where you can watch the ceremony

on a large screen, and along Bridge Street. Please be aware that large crowds are

anticipated on the day.

The civic event will be followed by a community reflection event at the Foundation's

Peace centre from 2pm-5pm.

Deputy Leader Cllr Mike Hannon said:

“This 20th anniversary is a significant milestone for many of us and the council and The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation have

been working together with people and organisations who were affected at the time

and who have played a part in helping Warrington to move forward during the past 20


“We hope many people join us on this special day or perhaps take time out at home or

at work to reflect upon what happened and Warrington’s journey of reconciliation all of

which hold an important place in all our hearts.”

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