St Helens Archive Service
Search the borough archives, collections and local history books. The records held in St Helens Archive Service are extremely diverse, providing an unparalleled resource for the study of the locality. Also see the project blog.
St Helens Library Service
Borrow the latest books, read a magazine, meet your friends, access the internet, attend an event. Each library has a local history section. Eccleston Library and Newton-le-Willows Library have digital microfilm scanners to read old newspapers or parish records.
Family History Society - St Helens Townships
The group's aim is to research their family history whilst helping others.
Friends of Cannington Shaw
Dedicated to furthering the restoration of Cannington Shaw and securing its' heritage importance.
Friends of St Helens Cemetery
A group that strive to maintain and protect the environment and grounds of the cemeteries and plan new initiatives which will enhance the cemeteries for the local community and visitors.
Friends of St Helens Theatre Royal
A group that supports The Theatre Royal, St Helens. Established in 1984.
Friends of Victoria Park
A community group that aims to improve and maintain Victoria Park for the local community and wider public.
Lucem House Community Cinema Plus+
A volunteer-led and run social enterprise offering cinema, rehearsal space and meeting rooms.
Newton and Earlestown Community Group
The official website of the Newton and Earlestown Community group, proud to host Newton-le-Willows Town Show.
North West Museum of Road Transport
A volunteer-run museum that houses the North West Museum of Transport Limited’s collection of vehicles and celebrates the rich transport heritage of the region.
Rainford Heritage Society
Formed in order to rediscover and record the rich agricultural and industrial past of the village.
Rainhill Civic Society
The Society's objective is to stimulate public interest and care for the beauty, history and character of the township of Rainhill.
Rainhill Railway and Heritage Society
The society have established a permanent exhibition at Rainhill Library, based on the Trials and the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
Saints Heritage Society
A heritage site for the St Helens Rugby League Club, including a comprehensive database of match statistics.
Sankey Canal Restoration Society
The Society actively publicises and promotes the cause of the canal in the three boroughs through which it runs – Halton (Widnes), Warrington and St Helens.
Smithy Heritage Centre
Once a busy blacksmiths forge, The Smithy was transformed by Eccleston Parish Council into a local history museum dedicated to the heritage of Eccleston.
St Helens Camera Club
Established in 1900 over tea and biscuits, the Club is a welcoming place to meet others and share everything photographic related.
St Helens Historical Society
Formed in 1959, the Society have regular meetings to discuss the history of St Helens and the wider area
St Helens History This Week
The home of three 1,500-word weekly articles that describe life in St Helens town fifty, one hundred and one hundred and fifty years ago.
St Helens PALS
Heritage project that publishes material concerning the 11th (Service) Bn. South Lancashire Regiment (St. Helens Pioneers)
St Helens Rolls of Honor
A website with in-depth research from a range of primary and secondary resources to identify men and women from St Helens who lost their lives in the two World Wars.
Sutton Beauty & Heritage
A website that celebrates the natural and architectural beauty found in the Sutton district of St Helens. It's also a research-based pictorial study of the remarkable heritage of the former Sutton township.
UC Crew are an award winning youth organisation using Breaking known as Break Dance, Graffiti and DJing as a platform to change the community using Hip Hop. They are running a project to explore the heritage of hip hop in St Helens.
Wargrave Big Local
A local group with the aim to 'Build A Better Wargrave Together'.
Women's Institute St Helens
A group of busy, creative and vibrant women wanting to bring something brilliant to St Helens.
The World of Glass
An award-winning museum in the heart of St Helens housing fantastic heritage and glass collections, live glass blowing demonstrations plus art and gifts by local and regional artists.
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