Warrington Walking Day is back!

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VIDEO: AFTER an absence of three years due to the pandemic Warrington Walking Day returned as local churches and schools took part in the historic Walk of Witness!

While showers were forecast, the rain held off until the final walkers had left the town hall law and passed through the town centre

While Mayor of Warrington Cllr Jean Flaherty took the salute from hundreds of walkers, at her 68th Walking Day, it was the first for Rev Canon June Steventon, as St Elphins Church led the Walk of Witness.

All but two of the regular churches took part in the event, the first since 2019 due to the pandemic.

Warrington-Worldwide covered the event live with viewers tuning in from not just Warrington, but across the country and the world.

The town’s two MPs Charlotte Nichols and Andy Carter were both in attendance.

The only previous time the walk had been cancelled was in 1915 because of the First World War.

This year’s event is believed to be the 186th time the walk has taken place.

Warrington Walking Day was originally founded by a former Rector of Warrington as a counter-attraction to Newton Races which, he believed, were attracting many townsfolk to gambling and drink.
Newton Races died out years ago – but the great Walk of Christian Witness continues.

More photos are below in a special picture gallery.

Warrington Walking Day

The Mayor Cllr. Jean Flaherty

 

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CLICK on the images to see a gallery of more than 100 photos of Warrington Walking Day

A Warrington Walking Day from a bygone era

Walking Day – Warrington’s golden glory!


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