Share ROF stories in Buckshaw Village project

Workers filling shells
Workers filling shells
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Memories of Chorley’s Royal Ordnance Factory can be shared at a special event as part of Dementia Awareness Week.

Once the site of the world’s largest purpose-built munitions filling factory employing more than 40,000 people, it is now Buckshaw Village.

To celebrate its past, present and the future, the Spirit Of Buckshaw project is being launched on Monday at Buckshaw Village Community Centre, from 1pm to 5pm.

It is a community-led project using arts and culture to improve the wellbeing of people with dementia and is supported by Chorley Council, property management company RMG and Tesco.

The creative afternoon will start with Croston artist Martin O’Connor and young and old will have a chance to help make a Buckshaw “proggy” mat.

At 2pm, there will be a talk by Chorley historian Jack Smith and people can share stories in a 1940s pop-up memory booth.

For more information, call the council on 01257 515151.