River of Life memorial

21st Anniversary of the Warrington Bombing On 20th March 2014

March 15, 2014 | Nick Taylor

It is the 21st anniversary of the IRA Warrington Bombing that killed 12-year-old Tim Parry and three-year-old Johnathan Ball, injured 54 others and affected many more.

This year, there are no plans for any civic commemoration.

On the day, the Mayor of Warrington Councillor Peter Carey, representatives of the council and the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace will meet at 12:15 at the River of Life and Bridge Street memorial to pay their respects, lay flowers and participate in a minutes silence and reflection at 12:27.

Water will be taken from the River of Life fountain and transported back to the Peace Centre and at a private ceremony will be poured on the Peace Tree that grows in the grounds of the Peace Centre.

This will symbolise our collective hope for a peaceful future and for the continued work taking place in Warrington to lead in reconciliation.

Members of the local community who are in the Bridge Street area on that day are welcome to join the moment’s silence and reflection.