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George Formby: Speed Ace

© the artist. Photo credit: Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

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This painting depicts popular entertainer George Formby (1904–1961) on a motorbike flying over Warrington landmark Greenall's Wilderspool Brewery with his dog, Willie Waterbucket. He is scattering 'Warrington Guardians' as he goes.

George Formby spent some of his early life in Stockton Heath, near Warrington and is buried in Warrington Cemetary in the family grave.

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery





acrylic on wood


H 20 x W 25 cm

Accession number

WAGMG : 1990.26

Acquisition method

purchased, 1990

Work type


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Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Museum Street, Cultural Quarter, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 1JB England

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