St Helens is a large town in Merseyside, England. At present it has a population of about 177,000 approximately. The Industrial Revolution played a significant in the development of the area with mining and glass making playing a pivotal role in the development of the economy of the area. A commercial town, this place at present attracts a lot of tourists for its rich history.
Important places to check out on one’s visit to the town comprises of the Town Hall, the Gamble Institute – at present it is a central library, the Friends' Meeting House, Church Street, the Beecham Clock Tower, Westfield Street, St Mary's Lowe House Catholic Church.
Besides primary, secondary and special schools the town also has several colleges in order to teach the bright minds.
Originally the town had many night clubs but many of them have closed down. At present there are several restaurants that offer cuisines of different types and regions.
Some of the notable people associated with the town include the Beecham’s which was one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical producers at one point of time. Another notable personality is Richard Seddon, who went on to become Prime Minister of New Zealand. In fact he holds the record of being the longest serving Prime Minister.