St Helens, Merseyside
St Helens is a large town in Merseyside, England. It is the centre of the metropolitan borough of St Helens. The town has population of 102,629. The entire metropolitan borough had a population of 176,843 at the 2001 census.
The town and the area round it grew in the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries. It was a centre for coal mining and glassmaking. It was also home to a cotton and linen industry (notably sail making) lime and alkali pits, and brewing.
Glass producer Pilkington is the town's only remaining large industrial employer.
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