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Things to do in Winwick, Merseyside

Winwick is a lovely little village on the A49 between Newton le Willows and Warrington. At the centre of the village is the ancient parish church. There is a carving of a pig on the church's tower.

Local legend has it that the church was being built on another site in the village and that this pig on a number of occasions moved all the building materials overnight when the builders had left for the day. It was decided to build the church on the site the pig chose. While we can't confirm the validity of this tale it is a nice piece of local folklore.

North of Winwick is Hanging Wood. This local landmark was the scene of a battle between Oliver Cromwells troops and invading Scottish Troops. The site acquired its name as it was apparently used for hanging captured Scottish troops after the battle and is reputed to be haunted.

Winwick has grown considerably in recent years and is an ideal place for commuting as it is close to the M6/M62 Croft interchange.

Description by Robert Holmes

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