Tag: Colin Parry

Tim Parry’s 40th birthday

Peace campaigners, Colin and Wendy Parry celebrate the life of their son Tim Parry on what would have been his 40th birthday On 20 March 1993, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) detonated bombs without warning on a shopping street in Warrington, Cheshire, UK and 12-year-old Tim Parry and three-year-old Johnathan Ball lost their lives. …Read more »

Blackburn with Darwen Community Voices

When Darwen residents got talking at a recent Community Voices event, a couple of them realised that they had lived in the same street for years, yet had never met or spoken before. They found that they had lots in common, and made a new connection. At another event in the Bank Top area of…Read more »


This year’s International Peace Day Conference on Friday 21st September is being hosted at The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre.  The distinguished panel of speakers at this year’s Conference are experts invested in delivering a message to uphold the ‘Right to Peace’, and support the need to create an international network of survivors who…Read more »


Tim – an extraordinary legacy #ForPeace ‘If my son becomes a symbol #ForPeace and gives everyone a new sense of hope after so much tragedy, then that will be Tim’s unique achievement’ – Colin Parry 1993 Saturday 1st September is Tim Parry’s birthday. When Tim fought for his life after the IRA bombing of Warrington…Read more »

Mother’s Day Premiere at the Peace Centre

Mother’s Day Premiere at the Peace Centre.  The 90-minute drama tells the story of two women living either side of the Irish sea, who are brought together following the tragic deaths of three-year-old Johnathan Ball and 12-year-old Tim Parry in the Warrington bombing on March 20, 1993. The star-studded cast from the BBC drama Mother’s…Read more »

Daniel Mays visits Peace Centre

Daniel Mays visited the Peace Centre ahead of the BBC2 drama screening, Mother’s Day that will tell the story of the 1993 Warrington bombing and the reaction that came to follow. Daniel was accompanied by his partner Lou and their two children. Mother’s Day, a factual drama for BBC Two about the events, aftermath and…Read more »

I hope Tim and Johnathan are looking down…

‘I hope Tim and Johnathan are looking down on this place and feel proud about all the good things that happen here…’ A personal reflection by our Director of Programme, Kelly Simcock Saturday 20th March 1993 doesn’t feel like 25 years ago. As a 14 year old, the bombing of my town was an event that…Read more »

To my Boy, TIM

March 20, 2018 To My Boy, Tim Today, it is 25 long years since you were fatally injured by a bomb in Bridge Street. It is 25 long years since the very last time I gazed upon your smiling face. It is 25 long years since I last heard you speak. It is 25 long…Read more »