During the 2nd World War my Grandmother worked at a munition factory in Chorley.,Lancashire.The bus would pick up the workers from Nelson,early in the morning and and then drop them off late at night.This is all i know, i would love to sit with her now and hear what she had to say about life in the war years. Royal Ordnance ,otherwise known as ROF Chorley or Filling Factory Number 1. It was opened in 1939 by King George the V1. During the 2nd World War over 35000 people were working there. In 1943 workers on the site filtered Torpex explosive into the famous 'Bouncing Bombs' used to attack German Dams in the Dambuster Raids Today Buckshaw Village is on the site of the former Royal Ordnance
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This collection of short movies was made in 1962. Set in Nelson and the Pendle Countryside, it is a window to the past,with a view to how people from the north of England lived.