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St Helens, Merseyside

town in Merseyside, England

St Helens is a large town in Merseyside, England. It is the centre of the metropolitan borough of St Helens. The town has population of 102,629. The entire metropolitan borough had a population of 176,843 at the 2001 census.

The town and the area round it grew in the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries. It was a centre for coal mining and glassmaking. It was also home to a cotton and linen industry (notably sail making) lime and alkali pits, and brewing.[1][2]

Glass producer Pilkington is the town's only remaining large industrial employer.

St.Helens has the second highest rate of suiside within the United Kingdom.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Barker T.C & Harris J.R. (1994). Merseyside Town in the industrial revolution: St. Helens, 1750–1900. Routledge. ISBN 0-7146-4555-9.
  2. St. Helens Choral Society. "Origin of St. Helens". sthelenschoralsociety.org. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)