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St.Helens is a large town in Merseyside, though formally fell under the borough of Lancashire.
St.Helens is famously known for three things:
First is its history of coal mining
Second is its history of glass making
Thirdly is its history of Rugby League
Coal Mining: The Sutton Manor colliery was the last colliery to be closed in Merseyside in 1991. Locals had yearned for something to fill the void left by the colliery since it closed and in 2009 this void was filled. "The Big Art Project" produced the Dream.
Glass making: Pilkington Group Limited is a multinational glass manufacturing company headquartered in St Helens. The company was founded in 1826 as a partnership between members of the Pilkington and Greenall families, based in St Helens.
Rugby League: St Helens Rugby League Football Club, nicknamed The Saints, are a professional rugby league club from St Helens, Merseyside, North West England who play in the Super League. The club was founded in 1873 and the first rugby stadium for the Saints was at Knowsley Road. In 2012 Saints gained a new home stadium - Langtree Park.