Daresbury

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Daresbury
The Ring 'O' Bells - geograph.org.uk - 1725651.jpg
The Ring 'O' Bells public house, Daresbury
Daresbury is located in Cheshire
Daresbury
Daresbury
Daresbury shown within Cheshire
Population 216 (2001)
OS grid reference SJ5881
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Warrington
Postcode district WA4
Dialling code 01925
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
CheshireCoordinates: 53°20′24″N 2°37′55″W / 53.34°N 2.6319°W / 53.34; -2.6319

Daresbury is a village and civil parish in Cheshire, England, which at the 2001 Census had a population of 216.[1][2]

The Tower at Daresbury Laboratory

Daresbury was the birthplace of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll. The Science and Technology Facilities Council's Daresbury Laboratory, the Synchrotron Radiation Source, closed in 2008.

Daresbury has a Lewis Carroll Visitor Centre and the parish church, All Saints, a Lewis Carroll window, including an image of the Cheshire Cat.[3]

In 2006, the annual Creamfields dance festival was held in Daresbury after relocating from the disused Liverpool airport site it had occupied for the six previous years. This saw 40,000 revellers partying from 3pm-6am to a line-up that included live performances from The Prodigy and Zutons, as well as DJ sets from the likes of Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, 2 Many DJ's, Green Velvet and DJ Shadow. As of 2014, the festival has been an annual event at the site.

Daresbury is also an electoral ward. However, the boundary of the ward is different from (and larger than) the parish boundary, and includes the parishes of Moore, Halton and Preston Brook.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2001 Census: Daresbury (Parish), Office for National Statistics, retrieved 14 June 2008 
  2. ^ 2001 Census: Daresbury (Ward), Office for National Statistics, retrieved 14 June 2008 
  3. ^ Chester Diocesan News, February 2011