Tag: Warrington bombing

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 »

Call for Warrington’s ‘Pledge to Peace’

On Friday 29th March, Oldham Civic Centre is being visited by peace builders renewing a call for Warrington to sign the ‘Pledge to Peace’. Warrington is a town already renowned for peace building, as it is home to the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation, established in the aftermath of the Warrington Bombing of 1993 which…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 »

Fashion for Peace brings communities together

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the IRA bomb in Warrington, local women joined forces to show support for a special charity fashion show, raising funds for the Tim Parry and Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation, writes student journalist Lisa Worth. Together with students from Warrington and Vale Royal College, stylists from John Lewis, Liverpool,…Read more »

Marking the 25th Anniversary of the Warrington Bombing

Warrington will fall silent on Tuesday 20th March as we mark the 25th anniversary of the Warrington bombing. On 20th  March 1993 two IRA bombs exploded on Bridge Street and killed 12-year-old Tim Parry and three-year-old Johnathan Ball. More than 50 people were injured. A commemoration service, attended by HRH The Princess Royal, will be…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 »

UNIQUE ACHIEVEMENT CAMPAIGN 2018

The Peace Foundation is launching its UNIQUE ACHIEVEMENT Campaign to mark the 25th Anniversary of the IRA bombing in Warrington, which tragically claimed the lives of 12-year-old Tim Parry and 3-year-old Johnathan Ball. Speaking at Tim’s funeral, Colin said ‘If my son becomes a symbol for peace and gives everyone a new sense of hope…Read more »