Tag: Wendy 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 »

TIM – AN EXTRAORDINARY LEGACY #FORPEACE

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 »

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 »

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 »