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Rainford Town Information

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Rainford Nature Reserve - Photo © Gary Rogers
Rainford Nature Reserve -
Photo: Gary Rogers CCL

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A modern commuter town with an ancient history, Rainford came into its own during the Industrial Revolution when sand from a local mine helped to spawn the glass industry at nearby St. Helens.

The town had one of the first operational tramways in the country and was noted for the manufacture of clay smoking pipes.