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What’s On in St.Helens


Need somewhere to take the kids, 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

For a warm welcome, visit Olde England, a traditional Victorian pub
This Year Celebrating it’s 160th Anniversary.

Olde England pubOlde England pub St Helens’ best real ale pub. A lovely pub, full of character, on the corner of College Street and Corporation Street.

Awarded Cask Marque Excellence Award for Second Year running.

100% on Cask Marque Beer Sample Report (second year running).

Over 500 lines! Hand pulled Cask ales, keg, bottles. Traditional wines, fruit wines, mead, malts, flavoured vodkas and premium spirits. Specialist, finest ingredients, pub cuisine till 3:00pm.

Nice beer garden. Great atmosphere and the friendliest people.

Special Offers. See OldeEngland.co.uk or tweet @OldeEngland1

Sunday 27th April - Tang Leaze Trophy, Powerboat Racing at Carr Mill Dam

The Lancashire Powerboat Racing Club will be hosting the Tang Leaze Trophy, powerboat races.
The powerboat club is a private members club, but they do open to the public on race days for the duration of the race.
Races start at 2pm and run until 6pm. Entry is free and members of the public are welcome to use the facilities provided by the boathouse. Food and snacks are served from noon until 6pm and there is also a licensed bar.
Powereboat racing is exciting for all the family to watch and is and excellentday out for sports photographers. The dam itself also has a number of footpaths for leisurely strolls and there is a pub and carr parking as you enter the dam from the traffic lights on the East Lancashire Road (A580). Satnav: WA11 7LX.

Read our article on Carr Mill Dam here

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

Billy Smarts Circus
Wed 23rd to Sun 27th April - Billy Smarts Circus at New Brighton, Kings Parade

The Billy Smart’s Circus UK tour is brimming with a dazzling combination of theatre, music and dance. Their amazing international artistes bring you a sensational mix of acrobatics, comedy, juggling, illusion and aerial feats. There are no animals, and quality and innovation are at the top of the agenda for this sensational company of performers.

This year’s show is hosted by YASMINE SMART, granddaughter of the founder.
Artistes include:
The FLYING ACES, five exciting youngsters on the flying trapeze swing and somersault their way through the air.
The X-TREME BROTHERS, a trio of handsome and talented acrobats from Romania utilise immense strength and power to achieve amazing feats of balance.
GERMAINE DELBOSQ from France shows off her foot-juggling skills with a modern slant on the back of a motorbike.
The ASADULLIN TROUPE from Russia use a specially constructed seesaw to propel one another high into the air.
CAROLINE, a high-flying solo trapeze star, swings, plunges and twists with elegance high above the circus ring.
Italian clown JONNY BOGINO brings his whimsical comedy style to UK audiences for the first time.
INDIAN SPIRIT, liven up the proceedings as a bolas is whirled to the rhythm and beat of the drums.
AERIAL SILKS and JUGGLING, performed elegantly and romantically, by an internationally acclaimed juggling act .
A LIVE BAND, the only one in a British touring Circus, complements the action

Satnav: WA12 0HQ

For further information including performance times and prices and to purchase tickets please visit their website www.billysmarts.com
or phone their ticket and information line on 0113 260 2444

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)

Memorable dates coming up soon

  • Monday 5th May - May Day Bank Holiday
  • Monday 26th May - Spring Bank Holiday
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

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.

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.

Short walk to Billinge Beacon

Appologies for the quality, not only am I not the best filmist, but my recorder had not overdubbed the Titan the robot part of the tape properly so that is the odd bits in the video.
Keep a look out for St.Helens Rangers guided walks to Billinge, they are really worth going on and they are free.


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.


Food Reviews by Brian and Miss JC

Looking for somewhere nice to eat out. Take a look at some of the food reviews by Miss JC and myself, here.
Nice restaurants in St.Helens. We ate in many more, but these are the reviews. We will do more one day.

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.
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 large Technical College, a very good 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.