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Celebrating 20 years of Lymm Life


VIDEO: Lymm Town Crier Peter Powell says he feared Lymm village was “dying” 20 years ago as he helped Lymm Life magazine celebrate two decades of publishing.

Peter, who has been the official town crier for Lymm for 25 years, was delighted to help the village’s free community magazine celebrate its 20th anniversary with an open top bus tour around the village centre, courtesy of Warrington’s Own Buses.

When asked what changes he had seen over the past 20 years,Peter, who is a local independent parish councillor, says he feared Lymm was dying at the turn of the century.

But thanks to the many hard working community minded people, local festivals and events and Lymm Life, he believed Lymm, as village, was now going from strength to strength.

Lymm Life was launched in March 1999 and soon became the official publication for the village, engaging in local community events throughout the year.

While many traditional print media have suffered from online competition, Lymm Life has moved with the times, engaging with social media as a sister publication to warrington-worldwide, which was also launched online 20 years ago, as the first independent online newspaper in the country.

20th anniversary congratulations messages

“Well done Lymm Life in reaching your 20th Anniversary. It is a valued and well appreciated regular communication that celebrates the vibrant and excellent community spirit and endeavour in Lymm. Here’s to the next 20 years!”
Professor Steven Broomhead
Chief Executive
Warrington Borough Council

“Many congratulations from the Lymm Festival team on your 20th Anniversary.
We celebrated our 20th Festival last year and we are very grateful for the support you have given us in the past. You have featured us in stories about our events, said nice things about us in editorials and been a regular sponsor of
the Festival.
Lymm is very lucky to have Lymm Life delivered throughout the village and we know that local people always look forward to reading it when it drops through their letter-boxes. All the best for the next 20 years!”
Ian Marks
Chairman Lymm Festival

Congratulations to Gary and the team at Lymm Life for 20 fantastic years. You’ve become part of the fabric of Lymm in that time and such a great way for people to keep an eye on what’s been going on the village. We’ve been advertising with you since the very first edition – long may it continue.
Best wishes for your anniversary –
from James Tandy and all at John Burrows & Sons Funeral Directors.

Only 20 years ? I assumed Lymm Life had been around forever. It’s such an important part of the fabric of the village. Lymm Life is the perfect name for it. Well done Gary and the team and thank you for the support and publicity for
all our activities over the years from Art in the Garden to Transport Day and the Heritage Centre.
Alan & Su Williams.

“We would like to congratulate Gary and the team on their 20th anniversary in Lymm Life, we would like to thank you for everything you`ve have done for us and wish you all the very best in the future”.
Carl Palmer
Managing Director
Urban Building projects Ltd.

It is a pleasure to congratulate Lymm Life on 20 years of achievement and ever-growing importance to the community you service. At Lymm Osteopathic Practice, we have appreciated your valuable input in helping us raise our own profile over the decades.
As your publication has gone from strength to strength, we’re glad to say that so have we. With your help, we have managed to further expand our now 40-year-old clinic. Lymm Osteopathic Practice currently offers an even larger range of therapies which include osteopathy, acupuncture, podiatry, reflexology, EDMR psychotherapy, nutrition and more. All of which deal with a wide variety of conditions and pain presentations including complex pain. This achievement has also enabled us to help charities such as St Rocco’s Hospice and The Christie Hospital.
We look forward to your continued success and our thriving partnership.
Suzette Pulman Lymm Osteopathioc Practice.

“As MP for Warrington South, I am immensely proud of our community’s vibrant local press. Lymm Life is a wonderful example of this. I want to offer my congratulations to all those who have helped the magazine flourish in its 20-year history. It is a cornerstone of the Lymm community and I hope it will continue to be for many more years to come”.
Faisal Rashid MP

“The Rotary Club of Lymm congratulates Gary and the Team on 20 years of service to the local community. Thanks for helping us to inform residents of our activities and achievements. Long may you continue to serve Lymm!!”
Rotary Club of Lymm

“Many congratulations from everyone at Lymm High School to Lymm Life on your 20th anniversary. It’s a magazine that has clearly become a significant part of this wonderful community, and to still be going strong after so many years is a great credit to everyone involved. We look forward to continuing to work with you in celebrating the achievements of young people in particular in the area over the next twenty year!”
Gwyn Williams
Lymm High School

The Lymm Life team with the team from Warrington’s Own Buses

Town Crier Peter Powell celebrating 20 years of Lymm Life

Anthony and Debbie Bean and Humphrey from Orb Jewellery check out the 20th anniversary issue

Helen from Adcott’s Opticians who have been regular supporters of Lymm Life with Editor Gary Skentelbery

Lymm Dam pictured from the top of the bus


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Experienced journalist for more than 35 years. Managing Director of magazine publishing group with six in-house titles and on-line daily newspaper for Warrington. Experienced writer, photographer, PR consultant and media expert having written for local, regional and national newspapers. Specialties: PR, media, social networking, photographer, networking, advertising, sales, media crisis management. Patron Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace. Trustee Warrington Disability Partnership. Former Chairman of Warrington Town FC.

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