To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the formation of the borough of St Helens, author and award-winning poet Sue Gerrard has published a new book called ‘St. Helens Now and Then.’
St. Helens born Sue explained:
‘This is my contribution to the birthday celebrations of my home town and looks at the fascinating history of the town which began life as four townships with the Chapel of St. Elyn in the centre.’
Included is the history of Windleshaw Chantry through to the discovery of coal and the town’s worldwide and unique place in the development of canals and railways.’
It also looks at the town’s growth during the Industrial Revolution and iconic locations within St. Helens. The book is dedicated to my good friend and true St. Helens man Len Saunders who died in 2017.’
The book is available to buy from Wardleworths bookshop on Westfield St, St Helens.
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