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Ray, the 'voice of rugby league', ready for heritage celebrations
10:40am Tuesday 28th August 2012 in News
THE man regarded as the voice of rugby league will be sharing his memories of the game from the 50s and 60s, as part of the town’s heritage celebrations this weekend.
BBC commentator Ray French, the former Saints player, popped in to the recently reopened Local History and Archives Library to promote the forthcoming talk (Friday, August 31).
The 72-year-old’s storytelling is a highlight on day one of the heritage celebrations in the Gamble Building in Victoria Square.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, it is aimed at encouraging people to access the two million plus historical documents in the Local History and Archives Library.
Library staff will be available to guide visitors through computerised family and local history databases.
The St Helens Township Family History Society will also be on hand on Saturday morning to help people find out more about their family history.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see parts of the building not usually seen by the public.
The theme of the event - inspired by the Diamond Jubilee celebrations - is the early part of the Queen’s reign in the 1950s and 60s when Britain became more affluent and underwent profound social change.
All age groups are welcome, with treasures from the archives on display along with old films of the town.