Heritage and History Events – September 2017

Sunday 3rd September

Heritage Walk – St Helens Cemetery
St.Helens Cemetery is a wealth of local history. The final resting place for industrialists, military heroes, sportsmen (and women , including our world class footballer Lily Parr). Five Policemen killed in the line of duty, victims of 19th and 20th century mining accidents, chemical work explosions, railroad accident, the famous and not so famous are interned in the cemetery.
Do you know how old the cemetery is, who designed it, who was the landscape designer?
Do you know who was the first person to be buried and where is the grave?
Why are all those grassed areas in the old section of the cemetery?
How many Commonwealth War Graves are there in the cemetery?
What is that circle of hedges at the top of the drive, is there something behind it?

If you want to learn more about the history of the cemetery join us for a walking heritage tour at 11am on Sunday 3rd September 2017. A gentle walk starting at the Rainford Road entrance car park. FREE but you need to book a place. call 07989251376 or email friendsofsthelenscemetery@gmail.com

Sunday 3rd September

Jaguar Cars Past and Present
In association with the Jaguar Drivers Club, the North West Museum of Road Transport present a display of historic Jaguar cars and their current models.
See how the classic Jaguar tradition has evolved over the years.
Snacks and drinks on sale, and free heritage bus rides.
Sunday 3rd September
Adults £4.25
Over 60’s £3.25
Children 5-17 £2.50
Family (2+2) £12.50
Under 5’s – Free

Thursday 7th to Monday 10th September

Heritage Open Days Weekend. See separate article for full listings

Monday 11th September

The Queens Park Local History Group will be meeting at 7.15pm at Greenalls Club on Alder Hey Road. David Thornton will be talking about Lyon’s Coalyard.

Tuesday 12th September

Rainhill Remembered meeting. Millennium Rooms View Road from 2-4 pm. Do drop in , you will be assured of a warm welcome!

Sunday 17th September 2pm.

A walk through the Green Belt. Meet at Manor Farm car park, Mill Lane. A family event – children, and dogs on leads welcome. Please wear suitable footwear.

Monday, 18th September

Rainford Heritage Society. Indoor Meeting, Chris Bentley. ‘Ormskirk – A Journey Through History. 7.30pm at Junction Pub

Thursday 21st September

St. Helens Townships Family History Society present St. Helens Pals, with David Risley. Monthly meetings are held at St. Helens Town Hall, 6.45 for a 7pm start. Non-members are very welcome to attend.

Tuesday 26th September

Rainhill Civic Society. Presentations to winners of Rainhill in Bloom, after which Laura Rafferty will tell us about her personal experience of growing up and working at Rainhill Mental Hospital or ‘The Asylum’ as it was known locally. St Ann’s Centre, View Road, They start at 7.30pm. .

Wednesday 27th September

Newton-Le-Willows local history group. 5pm. To 7pm. Newton Library


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