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    Default Slum clearances and mass exodus to newtowns

    Skelmersdale newtown is 50 years old and to mark the occasion the local Advertiser has a special pull out to celebrate this anniversary/birthday.

    Peter Grant of the Liverpool Echo upon being contacted by the Skelmersdale Advertiser's feature writer kindly pointed him in my direction and I was only too glad to help with the article which appears in this weeks edition which came out yesterday.

    A number of people have contributed and there are some fine photographs to boot.

    Obviously it is well known that the Scotland Road slum clearance programme and then the building of the Kingsway tunnel provided Skelmersdale of many scousers and the feature looks at that in part.

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    Well done Ged
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    Cheers Joe.


    A different newtown, your place Joe. Here are Kirkby's first residents getting the keys to their new house.




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    Nice one Ged.
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    Well done Ged.

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