Warrington Bomb: 20 Years On

19 March 2013, 16:39

People in Warrington are being asked to hold a minute's silence on Wednesday to mark the 20th anniversary of the town's IRA bombing, which left 2 boys dead.

3-year-old Johnathan Ball was killed instantly by the explosion in Bridge Street in 1993, while 12-year-old Tim Parry passed away in hospital after suffering severe injuries.

54 other people were left injured by the blasts.

The minute's silence will be held at 12.27pm on Wednesday, the time at which the bombs went off.

Tim Parry's mother Wendy spoke to Capital ahead of the anniversary; she told us its important people in the town remember what happened:

"56 families have been completely changed since that day through no fault of their own and it happened to us - it could have happened to anybody.

"I just think its something that happened in our town, its part of Warrington's history. Why shouldn't we remember it?"

In the aftermath of the attacks Wendy and her husband Colin set up a Foundation and Peace Centre, to help victims of terrorism.

"We didn't want just a memorial in the middle of Warrington, we wanted something that would actually make a difference to other people's lives.

The Peace Centre has done that; we've worked with thousands of people whose lives are now better than when they came."

Click the link below to listen to Wendy Parry reliving the events of 20 years ago:

Wendy Parry 

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