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Postcard, photographs and souvenirs collection


Postcards, photographs and souvenirs sent, received or collected by residents from St.Helens. The material reflects many aspects of social history including life during the First and Second World Wars, naval experiences in the 1920s and holidays in the United Kingdom and Ireland during the early 20th century. The collection is also a useful source for local history as it includes many images of St.Helens during the 20th century.
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Parr Township Papers 1483-1871

The papers relate to accounts of the Constables, Surveyors, Overseers of the Poor and taxation in Parr Township (later part of St.Helens).
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Vulcan Foundry collection 1833-1980


Records of various locomotive builders based at Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows, near St.Helens, including Vulcan Foundry Limited and Ruston Diesels Limited. Includes deeds and contracts, workmen’s registers and documents and photographs relating to the rebuilding of the ‘Lion’ locomotive at Ruston Diesels Limited.
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St.Helens Parish Church (formerly St.Helens Chapel and St Mary’s Church), 1618-1948

Records of St.Helens Parish Church including documents relating to the disagreements between Presbyterian and Protestant trustees in the 1690s and the nomination, employment and conduct of Ministers.
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Bold Colliery Archives c. 1900-1986


Photographs, plans, report books and other documents related to Bold Colliery, St.Helens.
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