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The Warder is set to capture Liverpool's imagination

TORISTS and locals will be able to ble to walk in the footsteps of a Victorian Prison Guard at St George's Hall from Friday, 26 April 2024.

The iconic hall's popular visitor experience The History Whisperer has been remained and will now also feature a new character:- The Warder, as part of an immersive exhibition.

Using augmented reality technology, the extended History Whisperer, which was launched in 2021, will now take the public to little-seen parts of the hall. Wending their way past the prison cells, across a bridge and into subterranean areas, visitors will also see the Engine Room where they can view the inner workings of the original heating and ventilation system that made St George's Hall the world's first fully air conditioned public building.

Alan Smith Head of Heritage Preservation and Development, said:- "The Warder will offer visitors to St George's Hall a stunning opportunity to understand the forgotten stories of Liverpool's collective heritage. People will be able to make their own way through parts of the hall which are usually not accessible to the public and get a real idea of how St George's Hall was used in the 19th Century and also what an exceptional piece of architecture and engineering it is. Liverpool is a proud City of many 1sts, but so many people will not know that St George's was the world's first fully air conditioned public building and the enhanced History Whisperer will allow visitors to see the hall's engine room. For almost 3 years, The History Whisperer has been giving visitors the chance to view history through the eyes of people who lived at the time and The Warder is sure to lock the past into our imaginations for years to come!"

Supported by The Wolfson Foundation, The Warder's story is being brought to life through a stunning creative collaboration. Captivating visuals have been conjured up by Gazooky Studios, Immersive Interactive's creativity allows a dynamic exploration of history, with Music in Mind and CineTecture supplying soundscapes and visuals respectively.

For the 1st time, visitors will also be able to explore The History Whisperer at their own pace with no timed slots.

The History Whisperer - The Warder will be open to the public from:- Friday, 26 April 2024.

Larger groups can now visit the experience without having to pre-book.

Event set to mark 40th Anniversary of Widnes Vikings victory over Wigan

WIDNES Vikings in association with Compere Systems and Graphfit are delighted to announce that a very special evening will take place on:- Friday, 10 May 2024, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the team's 1984 State Express Challenge Cup final victory over Wigan.

If you are unaware, following a famous:- 19 to 6 Widnes Vikings victory over Wigan, on:- Saturday, 5 May 1984, Widnes lifted the State Express Challenge Cup.

This celebratory evening, will see members of the 1984 cup winning side reuniting to give us their thoughts on a historic day for the club.
Confirmed attendees so far are as follows:-

Mick Burke
Stuart Wright
Andy Gregory
Steve O'Neill
Mike O'Neill

Keith Elwell
David Hulme
Ralph Linton
John Basnett

The club hopes to announce the attendance of further past players in the coming weeks.

The evening will include:- a raffle and auction, with items including:- a pie, chips, and peas supper.

Following on from the recent successes of the John Devereux book launch and the return of Joe Lydon for a Q&A session, this event will be held within the Bridge Suite, at the DCBL Stadium, and promises to be yet another great evening of entertainment.

Tickets should be purchased online at:- WidnesVikings.Co.UK.

With well over 100 tickets already sold, we advise fans to purchase as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the note starts at:- 7pm, and has a dress code that is smart casual.

Other dates that might interest Widnes Vikings fans are as follows:-

  • Featherstone Rovers Vs Widnes Vikings (AWAY) on:- 21 April 2024 = Betfred Championship.

  • Bradford Bulls Vs Widnes Vikings (AWAY) on:- 28 April 2024 = Betfred Championship.

  • Widnes Vikings Vs Doncaster RLFC (HOME) on:- 5 May 2024 = Betfred Championship.

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