Days of the New Town: Birchwood at 50

Date(s)/Time: Saturday 30 Jun 2018 - Saturday 15 Sep 2018, All Day

Ticket Price: Free

Location: Warrington Museum & Art Gallery


Days of the New Town: Birchwood at 50

In 1968 Warrington was designated a mark 3 partnership New Town. Inspired by the Dutch ‘Heempark’, or homes in parkland, the Development Corporation delivered housing according to an ecological planning approach which found its fullest expression in the area of Birchwood.

In Warrington New Town’s 50th year, this exhibition brings together photographs from the Development Corporation archive and a ‘people’s archive’ reflecting Birchwood as both architects vision and lived and evolving reality.

For further information about the Days of the New Town project visit: and

This exhibition was made possible with the support of the Art Fund.

Image: Crown Copyright Warrington New Town Development Corporation/ Local Archives