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17 fascinating photos of borough offer a window into the past

These fascinating photographs offer a window into the past of what life was like in St Helens throughout the different decades.

Anyone who was born and brought up in the borough will recognise how much the area has changed over the years - but thankfully there are plenty of archive photos to remind us of those days.

From neighbours and historic events, to well-known buildings and busy shopping areas, many residents will remember St Helens captured in time in these images.

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These historic images, from our archives Mirrorpix, show the borough's transformation over half a century, with pictures dating between 1945 and 1995.

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In 1958, customers flocked to Bridge Street and Church Street to visit their favourite shops, whilst commuters pass by on local buses and and in now old-fashioned cars.

In 1970, protestors can be seen gathering outside Pilkington's plate work's entrance.

In 1995, residents are busy shopping in the town centre, at a number of stores residents still remember or use.

'You can purchase a copy here of the 64 page special packed with nostalgic photos and articles from your local area'.

Here are 17 fascinating photographs of St Helens over a 50 year period.

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