Heritage

Create Your Own Archive

Let’s preserve our story for the next 150 years. Are you involved with the running of a community group, organisation or society within the borough of St Helens? Interested in organising your records and creating your own archive? The workshop is run by professional archivist Heather Roberts (HerArchivist) and is aimed at local community groups, […]

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St Helens’ Parish Church

St Helens’ Parish Church is a beautiful Grade II listed building in the middle of a busy town centre, where visitors will find many items of interest to view. St Helens’ Parish Church is located in the centre of St Helens, with the town deriving its name from the church. There has been a church […]

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Picnic in the Park

To mark World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day on Saturday 8 September, St Helens Council’s Healthy Living Team is holding a family fun day in Taylor Park to spread the message that ‘It’s Okay to Talk.’ Residents are invited to pack a picnic and head down to Taylor where they can take part in family games […]

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Smithy-Con Science Fiction and Fantasy Fair

Heritage Open Days 2018 at the Smithy. Celebrate Science fiction and fantasy past and present at our fabulous weekend event with stalls of memorabilia, collectibles, toys, weird and wonderful delights to buy! Visitors of all ages are welcome – join in the fun dressed up as your favourite character from a comic, film, TV series […]

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Classic Car Show

A great opportunity for car enthusiasts to check out their favourite models and for families to have a brilliant day out!

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Heritage Open Days: Connect. Create. Celebrate.

Part of the national Heritage Open Days  https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/. Throughout 2018, as part of St Helens’ 150th anniversary, our town is decoding its past and designing its future. As part of the annual Heritage Open Days weekend, arts organisation Heart of Glass has selected two artists to form a new partnership with the town’s Deafness Resource Centre. […]

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Heritage Open Days: St Helens – The Great and the Good

Join us in Rainhill Library as part of our Heritage Open Days celebrations for a fascinating talk with local author Brain Leyland as we discover all about his book: “St Helens: The Great and the Good (and a few of the not so good!)” All welcome to join us, light refreshments will be served. This is a […]

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Heritage Open Days: The History of Oakdene Hospital

Join us as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days for an fascinating talk on the history of Oakdene Hospital by Judy Lowe (Rainhill Civic Society) Find out about the nurse Edith Livingstone and the history of an autograph book kept by Edith Lidstone, who was a nurse at Oakdene Auxiliary Hospital during the Great War. Light […]

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Heritage Open Days: Knock Knock! Who’s There?

Come along to Thatto Heath Library to celebrate Heritage Open Days with a local history talk from Marie Roylance. This fascinating talk includes details about the year 1882 when the inhabitants of Thatto Heath implored The Duchy of Lancaster to help them against Samuel Taylor Lord of Eccleston Manor. All welcome to join us for this fascinating […]

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Heritage Open Days: A Day in the Life of a Bottlehand

Every bottle tells a story. Every Story has a memory. Every memory holds a truth. Everyone knows the sacred grass of the Saints RLFC stadium but do you know what came before? Set against the backdrop of St Helens life in the late 19th century “A Day in the Life of a Bottlehand” digs beneath […]

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Heritage Open Day: Newton Poppy Trail

Join volunteers Margaret, Marion, and Neil for Heritage Open Days as they showcase their work on the Newton Poppy Trail project. The group will provide information and answer questions on their research on soldiers who died during WW1. There will be poetry readings and refreshments served as part of the event and the Royal British Legion will be in […]

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Heritage Open Days: Cannington Shaw

Cannington Shaw No 7 Bottle Shop: What is it? Where is it? Why is it important? How can I help? Join members of the Friends of Cannington Shaw at Eccleston Library for a special Heritage Open Days event. View text, photographs, and illustrations, including paintings by local artists and handle a variety of artefacts such as bottles and jars […]

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