Hi, I'm Helen and I'm new to the site. I am currently researching and writing about World War 2 in my home town of St Helens in the North West of England. My idea is to compile all of my findings into a blog so that the town's war time history is all in one place and easy to access for anyone interested now and future generations. I have a love of history and a real curiosity about the second world war, there is just something about that time that resonates with me in some way I can't describe. St Helens is in Merseyside (originally Lancashire) and about 10 miles from Liverpool. It boarders Warrington and has boundaries with Burtonwood, where the biggest air base in Europe was situated, our town was also the location of the Vulcan works where tanks were manufactured and also Sutton Oak, the notorious poison gas factory. I hope to discover everything I can about the area during the war, so if anyone has anything they can share with me I would be very grateful.