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The Lancashire market town of Chorley was, at one time, at the centre of the local area's thriving cotton industry and, although much of its industrial past has been demolished, the town still retains several of its traditional mill buildings.

In recent times Chorley has become something of a commuter town for its larger neighbours Manchester, Preston and Bolton, but major industry still finds a home in the town in the shape of the factories of Leyland Trucks and aerospace firm BAE Systems.

The town offers a range of retail areas playing host to a variety of shops, from the major high street names to an eclectic mix of independent stores, not to mention two diverse outdoor markets, one of which dates back over two centuries.

Situated on the edge of the West Pennine Moors, Chorley is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside popular with walkers and mountain bikers alike.

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