Tag: Peace Centre

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 »

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 »

Communities for Peace

Many of us have heard rhetoric about divided communities and rising tensions in the North West of England in response to change.  That change may be as a result of loss of local industry or significant jobs cuts or it may be in response to newcomers into a community who may come from different cultural…Read more »

Warrington companies help Peace Centre

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre in Great Sankey Warrington has received a vital helping hand from local companies as the centre prepares to host events related to the 25th anniversary of the Warrington bombing.  Two national companies have shown a distinctly local touch helping the Peace Centre deal with the loss of gas supply. A…Read more »

Faisal Rashid remembers the Warrington Bombings 1993

Faisal Rashid 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the two IRA bomb attacks in Warrington. On the 26th February 1993, the IRA attempted to blow up gas holders in Winwick Road. On 20th March 1993, the IRA exploded two bombs in Bridge Street which killed 3-year-old Johnathan Ball and left 12-year-old Tim Parry to die…Read more »

City Of Boston United States delegation visits Peace Centre

City Of Boston United States delegation visits Peace Centre Cities of Manchester (UK) and Boston (US) community leaders come together to share their experiences of how to recover following terrorist attacks A high-level delegation from Boston, Massachusetts in the United States is visiting the City of Manchester, UK, to share their experience of recovery and building community…Read more »