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Skelmersdale,

town (1991 pop. 42,611), Lancashire, NW England. Skelmersdale was designated one of the new townsnew towns,
planned urban communities in Great Britain, developed by long-term loans from the central government and first authorized by the New Towns Act of 1946. The chief purpose of the act was to reduce congestion in the great cities (or at least prevent its increase) through
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 in 1961 to alleviate overpopulation in Liverpool and the N Merseyside area. Its population is expected to grow to 80,000. Coal mining was once of great importance in the region; today, light industry is predominant. Modern housing is extensive within the town. Named Skjalmar's Dale by Scandinavians in the 10th cent., the area is mentioned in the Domesday BookDomesday Book
, record of a general census of England made (1085–86) by order of William I (William the Conqueror). The survey ascertained the economic resources of most of the country for purposes of more accurate taxation.
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Skelmersdale

a town in NW England, in Lancashire: designated a new town in 1962. Pop.: 39 279 (2001)
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United forced the pace but were reduced to half chances, and but for Ryan McMahon Skem could've been made to pay for the lack of precision.
Benito Lowe opened the scoring for Skem after just 19 minutes and although they had chances to extend their lead they went in at the break with a singlegoal advantage.
A LETHARGIC looking Skem slipped to their second defeat of the week and dropped into second place in the UniBond League Division One North.
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With top marksman Tony Evans unavailable due to other commitments, manager Tommy Lawson started the game with a 4-3-3 formation but quickly reverted back to 4-4-2 as Skem came under early pressure from Blue Star.