Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Great Blog Train blog hop stopping at St Helens, UK

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The Great Blog Train

A monthly blog hop departing from your online train station on the first Wednesday of every month!

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The Great Blog Train has 7 Engineers
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If you link up that means your blog will be seen on 8 different blogs!!!


Please meet our Destination Co-host:
Dawn from "PRETTY SHABBY UK"


This month we will be travelling to St. Helens, ENGLAND, UK!
Also, remember to visit the DINING CAR on one of the Engineer's blogs!

If you are interested in being a Co-host for the Great Blog Train then please click HERE and fill out the form (THANK YOU!!)


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The Great Blog Train's Great Giveaway!!!


1 Lucky winner will win the following:
- $10 Paypal Cash from Angie
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Destination: St. Helens, ENGLAND, UK


Location: St Helens, England 
Known For: Glass - Pilkingtons and Ravenhead

Nickname: The Saints



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Welcome to St Helens, UK





I was born and raised in St Helens, I moved away when i was 18 years old, but have been back living here for 10 years. For some reason the town just pulled me back.


St. Helens is a large town in Merseyside, England. It has a population of 102,629.

Industrial

SmithKline Beechams

Beecham was the family business of Thomas Beecham (1820–1907), a chemist. He was the grandfather of the conductor also named Thomas Beecham (1879–1961). As a boy, he worked as a shepherd, selling herbal remedies as a sideline. He then started as a travelling salesman or peddler.



Their first product was Beecham's Pills, a laxative, in 1842. Subsequent success enabled him to open a shop in Wigan in 1847.



Beecham opened its first factory in St. Helens, Lancashire, for the rapid production of medicines in 1859. Under Thomas's son, Sir Joseph Beecham, 1st Baronet (1848–1916), the business expanded, but remained a patent medicine company and engaged in little research.


Glass


Pilkington Group Limited is a multinational glass manufacturing company headquartered in St Helens, United Kingdom and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japan-based NSG Group.

The company was founded in 1826 as a partnership between members of the Pilkington and Greenall families, based in St Helens, Lancashire. The venture used the trading name of St Helens Crown Glass Company. On the departure from the partnership of the last Greenall in 1845, the firm became known as Pilkington Brothers. In July 1894 the business was incorporated under the Companies Act 1862 as Pilkington Brothers Limited.

Brewery




Patriarch Thomas Greenall learned the brewing trade from his wife's family in the 1750s and founded his own brewery in north-western England at St. Helens in 1762. Brewing was a highly competitive business, with rivals ranging from the lone homebrewed to inns and pubs that brewed their own ales to wholesale brew masters like Greenall. Though the founder dabbled in nail making, coal mining, and yarn spinning throughout the late 18th century, brewing remained the family's core interest.




Recreation


St Helens Rugby Football Club, nicknamed Saints, are a professional rugby league club, formed in 1873, from St Helens in North West England who play in the Super League and were a founder member of the Northern Rugby Football Union.




St Helens are one of the oldest members of the Rugby Football League. Founded as St Helens Football Club on 19 November 1873 at the Fleece Hotel by William Douglas Herman, they played their first ever match on 31 January 1874 against Liverpool Royal Infirmary.



The Saints Way bridge, linking the town centre to Langtree Park, home of St. Helens Rugby League Club is to be named the Steve Prescott bridge in honour of one of the club’s greatest players.




“By naming the bridge after him is our tribute to one of the greats of St. Helens and a most well deserved honour, all the more so that the bridge links the town Steve loved so much to his beloved club.

Former Super League international Steve Prescott, who battled a rare form of stomach cancer, recently died aged 39.



Cultural



Dream

Dream is located on the prominent summit of the former Sutton Manor Colliery in St.Helens, Merseyside. Midway between Liverpool and Manchester.





Dream is a sculpture and a piece of public art by Jaume Plensa in St Helens, Merseyside. Costing approximately £1.8m, it was funded through The Big Art Project in coordination with the Arts Council England, the Art Fund and Channel 4.

I hope you enjoyed the tour of St Helens as much as i enjoyed showing it off to you xx