18/03/2021 - Published by


Join us for the Commemoration of the 28th anniversary of the Warrington Bombing on Friday 19th March 2021.

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation, set up in memory of the two boys killed in the 1993 Warrington bomb attack, has announced that the commemoration of the 28th anniversary (20th March 2021) will take place via a distanced online Zoom webinar On Friday 19th March 2021.

Saturday 20th March 2021 marks the 28th anniversary of the 1993 Warrington Bomb attack.

Last year’s commemoration was cancelled as a result of the first lockdown.

This year’s anniversary will follow Covid-19 restrictions. The Peace Foundation adheres to all legislation and guidance governing work, public gatherings and events and there will be no organised public event this year, either at Bridge Street or at the Peace Centre.  Everyone is asked to observe the ‘stay at home’ restrictions in place at this time.

People wishing to pay their respects are asked to make private arrangements for reflection and observe social distancing and follow current regulations.

The Peace Foundation will mark the anniversary through an ‘online’ commemoration that will include words from Colin Parry, civic dignitaries from Warrington Borough Council, and a representative of Warrington faith communities.

The event will take place over Zoom on Friday 19th March 2021 (the day prior to the anniversary) between 12:00 and 12:45

 

Meeting ID: 979 5032 7705
Passcode: PEACE

Anyone who would like to enquire about taking part can email: support@peace-foundation.org.uk

Terry O’Hara, Manager of the Peace Foundation’s peer support service for victims and survivors of terrorism, said: “This was a sad decision to have to make but there was no question of breaching the rules and nothing takes away from the significance of this day.

“I hope you share with us in thinking of Colin, Wendy and the Parry family, Johnathan’s family, Browen’s family and all others affected by this and all other acts of terrorism”

Timetable for Warrington 28th Anniversary event

Friday 19th March 2021 11:45

People join Zoom meeting from 11:45 for a 12:00 start

12:05 Introduction Terry O’Hara

12:15A few words – Colin Parry

12:20 Slide show of images from Bridge Street and the Peace Centre (leading into)

12:25A  minute’s silence

12:26 Reflection ended with a blessing Afthkar Qayuum

12:30 Mayor speaks Cllr Maureen Creaghan

12:40 Closing remarks and laying of daffodils at the Peace Tree in the Peace Centre Garden C

12:45 Event closes

If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the Warrington attack, the Peace Foundation’s team is available to offer practical and emotional support.

They can be contacted on:

Tel: 01925 581 240 (voicemail)
Email: support@peace-foundation.org.uk