Crowds get all aboard...

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CROWDS marked the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic with a themed art installation over the weekend.

Folk in Church Square were invited to embark on a trail highlighting the ship’s ill-fated journey.

Volunteers in period costume added to the atmosphere, providing tales, facts and figures of this famous ship and there were live musical performances, themed street entertainment, nautical craft workshops for families and a large live mural in Church Square.

The art installation trail will run until Monday, April 30.

Lorraine Simpson, St Helens Council’s strategic events and support services manager, said: “This is one of the key events of a fantastic town centre events programme.

“It was a great success and reflects the commitment to local retailers to draw more people into the commercial heart of the town.”

The project has been fully funded by 08 Legacy as part of the European Regional Development Fund to link with Liverpool’s “Sea Odyssey” project (April 20 to 22) where giant puppets of a girl and her uncle lead three days of street theatre in Liverpool to commemorate the sinking.