A NEW heritage trail which celebrates Newton-le-Willows' rich history will be unveiled on Saturday.

The improved Newton-le-Willows Heritage Trail and Health Walk features a six-mile circular route which celebrates and remembers the town’s heritage.

After securing grants from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB), St Helens Council, and Newton-le-Willows Rotary Club, the Newton and Earlestown Community Group (NECG), in conjunction with local history groups, schools, doctors, and other community organisations designed and installed interpretation boards at key locations around the town.

They give details of the area's rich industrial heritage and information about many different interesting local landmarks, including Randall’s Arch and Newton-le-Willows train station.

The Heritage Trail will be formally opened by mayor of St Helens, Cllr Dave Banks, and St Helens North MP, Conor McGinn, at 10am on Saturday, March 25 at Earlestown Market Square.

This will be followed by a community walk around the route of the trail, and a celebration for invited guests.

More details about the trail can be found on newtonheritagetrail.com.