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History of Buckshaw Village...

Buckshaw Village is set in the heart of Lancashire, this ground breaking development takes place on the former site of the Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF), Chorley.

The development is a mixture of new residential homes and industrial units. It is one of the largest urban development sites in the North West of England, as well as been the largest brownfield regneration scheme in the whole of Europe.

The new development covers several square kilometres. The area of land was known as Buckshaw, before it was requisitioned by the MOD in the 1930s.

There are two listed buildings in in the village; Old Worden Hall and Buckshaw Hall which was built in the 1650s.

Chorley Remembers launched an ROF Chorley memories project on 25th March 2012 with a talk by their Secretary Steve Williams at Buckshaw Community Centre. Please click on the button below to view the Chorley Remembers - ROF Chorley, Presentation. 

The full video of the ‘ROF Chorley – Buckshaw Before it was a Village’ talk including the PowerPoint presentation can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

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