Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.
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Prospect of Skelmersdale
Putting people at the forefront of planning.
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New towns such as Skelmersdale provoke mixed reactions. But Skem, as the locals call it, built in the clean air twelve miles from the coast to house people from overcrowded Merseyside, was the result of much thorough planning. Housing and transport, schools and shops, playgrounds, pubs, and of course industries, are all carefully considered in this promotional film for the Lancashire new town.