Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 at 16:44:15
Filed under: Announcements, Appeals for Information
The owners of a barge on Bridgewater Canal, Lymm, saw the interior of their boat completely destroyed by flames hours after they were arrested by police.
Friends Louise Bradford, aged 33, and Julian Knott, aged 49, who had been working on the canal boat named Pandora, have been handed cash by residents and told they can use the church to wash after a fire was started at 11.45pm on Friday.
Witnesses said other barges moved quickly after fears gas cannisters on the boat, which had been moored since last Wednesday, could have caused an explosion.
A dog walker, who did not want to be named, said: “The flames and heat had caused all the windows to smash and I could smell smoke from the other side of the village.
“The people on other barges looked terrified that the flames could spread to their boat.”
Cheshire Fire bosses confirmed arsonists had started the flames and the incident is currently being investigated by Cheshire Police.
They say the couple were arrested around 7pm for a public order offence and were still in custody in Runcorn when the fire happened.
On Tuesday signs were placed around the wreckage of the burnt-out barge reading accusing the police of not investigating.
Article courtesy of Warrington Guardian.
Tags: fire, canal, boat
Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 at 11:10:39
Filed under: Events, Announcements
A Beacon to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee will be set off in Lymm on Monday the 4th June. It will be lit on Lymm Water Tower at 10.15pm and has been timed to coincide with hundreds of others up and down the country.
Chairman of Lymm Festival, Clr Ian Marks said:
"The festival is delighted to be playing our part in the jubilee celebrations for Lymm. If people are proposing to have their own private fireworks sometime in the weekend, it would be a great if these could coincide with the lighting of the beacon. So we hope people will choose to set off their own fireworks at 10.15 on Monday."
Tags: beacon, diamond jubilee
Posted by Neil on Thursday, 24 May 2012 at 18:10:39
Filed under: Announcements, Music and nightlife, Surrounding areas
Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher was among the crowd as the Stone Roses played at the Parr Hall in Warrington on Wednesday night. The free gig, announced at 4pm, attracted a packed house of fans and invited guests.
The band, fronted by Lymm resident Ian Brown, played 11 songs in an hour long set. Fans got a ticket to the gig by bringing a piece of memorabilia with them. HMV in the Golden Square sold out of all their Stone Roses material.
The set list was: I Wanna Be Adored, Mersey Paradise, Sally Cinnamon, Made Of Stone,(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister, Where Angels Play, Shoot You Down, Tightrope, Waterfall, She Bangs The Drums and Love Spreads.
Article coutesy of This Is Cheshire.
Tags: ian brown, music, lymm