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St.Helens entertainment

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What’s On in St.Helens

walks

Need somewhere to take the children, walk yourself fit, take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the countryside, or just walk your dog. See some Videos down this page.
Visit the Parks and places to visit section here

Friday 19th September - World Firework Championships - Blackpool
fireworks

Each Friday in September, a round of the fireworks championships will take place, with a display by a fireworks manufacturer from a different country.
Linders Pyrotechnics of Sweden and Lukasser Design Fireworks of Austria have performed their firework shows. This Friday it is the turn of Firemaster Productions of Canada.
The, free, displays take place on the Promenade, near the Tower, starting at 8.30pm with build up from 7:30pm.
All displays are subject to suitable weather conditions, so check the weather before you go.

For more information visit the Visit Blackpool Webpage here

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st September - Liverpool Food and Drink Festival
food and drink festival

Sefton Park is the venue, for this, the seventh Liverpool Food and Drink Festival.
The festival is a celebration of the city’s restaurants, bars, and cafes, as well as some of the finest regional food producers, bringing together more than 160 talented local chefs and producers to serve all manner of fantastic foods.
This year an additional Friday evening event will toast the great British pub with a celebration of pub grub, real ales, spirits, live music and entertainment.
Opening times are: Friday 16:00 - 21:00, Saturday 10:30 - 18:30, Sunday 10:30 - 17:30.
There is lots more to do and the tickets are relatively cheap, starting at £5. Take a look on the website to find out all the events and ticket prices. Satnav: L17 3AN (Croxteth Drive entrance)

For more information visit the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival Website here

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September - Southport Air Show
RAF planes

From 09:00am until 5:30pm on both days, the Southport airshow is a fantastic display of airplanes an helicopters, both civilian and military, old and new, fast jet and single engine. Also the best air display team in the world, the RAF Red arrows on both days. The full flight itinerary is on the Visit southport Website.
The Flying displays take place on and above Southport Beach but there are a lot more aircraft and activities in the Air Show Village. Tickets for the day sre only £7.32 per person, booked in advance (including all fees). £9 on the day. Accompanied children under 5 are free.
Satnav: PR8 1RY.
Visit the website (link below)

For more information visit the Visit Southport Website Air Show page

Taylor Park

A quick glimpse of Taylor Park. Taken in early August, before the weed was cleared from the lake, but still looking nice.

Taylor Park article is here

Events coming soon

  • 19th to 21st September - Liverpool Food and Drink Festival
  • 20th to 21st September - Southport Air Show
  • 27th to 28th September - North West Vintage Rally, Victoria Park, Widnes
  • 3rd to 5th October - British Musical Firework Championship, Southport
Other places and museums to take the kids in the holidays

I will add more information about each of these soon. In the meantime you could visit the websites for opening times and where to find them

North West Museum of Road Transport

While I am updating the museum page I will leave this short video of some of the exhibits in the museum.

For anybody with an interest in advanced driving, we now have a page introducing the St.Helens Advanced Driving Group.
The main aim of the group is to improve driving skill, knowledge, awareness and attitudes of drivers of all ages, they also have their own website here shgam.org.uk

If you are bored try typing these into google or Youtube

These are hidden google and Youtube sectret things (well not so secret as quite a few people have heard of them).
Type the following into google search or Youtube Search and see what happens.

In Google Search (Google images second item))In Youtube Search (except last item)
do a barrel rolluse the force luke
atari breakout (in google images)/ geek week
zerg rushbeam me up scotty
conway’s game of lifedoge meme
tiltWhile watching any video type 1980 (not in the search bar, just type)
5 fun food tricks to entertain your children

A video of some short experiments you can use to entertain your children.
They are all easy. I would have redone the egg in glass one but didn't have another toilet roll tube.

Short walk to Billinge Beacon

The Billinge video is now on the new Billinge Hill page here.
I will be adding more on that and updating other pages, like the Transport Museum, next week when I finish my shift.
If you would like to add information about anything on the site or have anything else added please email me

Quick Walk Around Siding Lane park and Picknick area, Rainford

This was a quick walk, with Sam, around the main part of Siding Lane during the Easter Bank Holiday.
There are many more footpaths around Siding Lane, making it a good place for a country walk. With expert advice from St Helens Rangers often available at the Ranger Station on the Car Park.

Smudged St.Helens- Ravenhead Greenway

A video of a smudged on my lense, but if you look carefully you can see Ravenhead Greenway in the background.
If you want to cycle, or take your dog for a long walk, then try Ravenhead Greenway.

Powerboat racing on Carr Mill Dam - Turner Trophy 2014

The first race of the season for 2014, at Carr Mill Dam. Hosted by The Lancashire Powerboat Racing Club.
Satnav: WA11 7LX . Read our article about Carr Mill Dam here

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IF YOU CARE ABOUT ANIMALS - help the cause. Join SAVE ME

SAVE ME is a group founded by Brian May C.B.E, (Guitarist with Queen, and Astrophysicist) to promote decent treatment for animals. SAVE ME believe that every creature deserves a decent life and a decent death. PLEASE JOIN THEM, and ask your friends as well... animals need our help.

About St.Helens

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St.Helens, is a town , in the North West of England, in the county of Merseyside. St.Helens has a population of around 175000 people according to the government census. Although St.Helens is well situated, in terms of access for road and rail, with easy access to motorways and two rail lines, there is little incentive for large high tech business to move to St.Helens, which is a great pity as the great transport infrastructure and the large number of parks and open spaces, in and around St.Helens, would make St.Helens an ideal place for IT and other high tech businesses to site their business. The old triplex factory site, for example, would have been ideal for the likes of Google, having both Taylor Park and Eccleston Mere right next door, as well as a good supply of houses nearby. The site itself has now been filled with houses.
There are many places in and around the St.Helens area suitable for high tech business to locate and there are many people in St.Helens with the qualifications needed by these business. St.Helens, being so close to two major cities is also close enough to travel into for any external workforce needed.

St.Helens is situated between Liverpool and Manchester, though closer to Liverpool. There is a Theatre called St.Helens Theatre Royal, a cinema, a large Technical College, an excellent Transport Museum, an excellent glass Museum and exhibition centre called St.Helens World of Glass, The Smithy Heritage Centre and Museum, a few Hotels, a huge new Rugby stadium for the local Saints Rugby team, an older Rugby ground for the Liverpool St.Helens Rugby Union club (one of the oldest in the world), Golf clubs, some restaurants (mainly Chinese or Indian), many bars and pubs and many other visitor attractions such as the parks and open spaces and two themed Farms.
With St.Helens being very close to Wigan, Widnes, Prescot, Warrington, Liverpool and Ormskirk, you do not have to travel too far to find something to do.

There are many historic facts and many famous people having been born or Lived in St.Helens.