A new home for Rainford Heritage Society's artefacts

Above, members of the history group show various artefacts

Group chair Ray Waring

First published in News

A HISTORY group is to move into a temporary home so that artefacts donated by members of the public can go on display.

An old barn which has been made available by the owners of Inglenook Farm will be the new location for the Rainford Heritage Society from Saturday.

Chairman of the group Ray Waring said that the move has been down to a team effort from local businesses including B&Q St Helens, which donated paint, Foster DIY in Fingerpost and Rainford joiner Dave Rigby.

He said that St Helens Chamber provided a team of 16-year-old boys from their Work Ready Scheme to help with the painting.

Ray added that it is hoped the centre will develop at Inglenook to showcase more of Rainford’s past as more items are donated by members of the village and wider community.

The new centre will be open between 10am and 4pm on week days and will be staffed by members of the group on certain weekends.

The next meeting will take place at the Village Hall, Rainford, on Monday, February 3 at 7.30pm.

Guest speaker Peter Keen will talk about the history of Sankey Canal. Entry to the talk is £2.

l For information, call Ray Waring on 01744 885547 or email rayw91141@yahoo.co.uk or call John Davies on 01744 883847.

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