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Skelmersdale

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4k Drone footage of Skelmersdale Retail Development Part 2

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4k Drone footage of Skelmersdale Retail Development Part 1

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Police target drug dealing gangs in Skelmersdale

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Unfinished Skelmersdale - Episode 1

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Essington Drive, Northway Park, Skelmersdale

Skelmersdale is a town in West Lancashire, England. It lies on high-ground on the River Tawd, 6 miles (10 km) to the west of Wigan, 13 miles (21 km) to the northeast of Liverpool, 15 miles (24 km) south-southwest of Preston. As of 2006, Skelmersdale had a population of 38,813, down from 41,000 in 2004. The town is known locally as Skem . The first recorded use of the name Skelmersdale appears in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was under the rule of Uctred as part of the hundred of West Derby.
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