Discover the secrets of St Helens’ lost railways

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The first of a year-long programme of heritage events is taking place in St Helens Central Library on 19 January, with local historian Alan Moore delivering his popular talk, ‘The Lost Railways of St Helens’.

Alan’s talk features information and photographs of past railways of the town, which were a great part of our industrial heritage, and includes local gems such as Moss Bank Station and Sutton Oak Station.

During the event, the Local History Library will also display archive treasures from the “Borrows” collection.

Edward Borrows was born in Parr and after working at the locomotive department of St Helens Canal and Railway Company, went on to establish Edward Borrows & Sons, a company

which built around forty locomotives between 1872 and 1913.

‘The Lost Railways of St Helens’ will be held at St Helens Local History Library on Tuesday, January 19 from 2pm.

Come along for a fascinating insight into the borough’s history.

The event is free and places can be booked by telephoning Central Library on 01744 676954.