Bill Beaumont

Bill Beaumont
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England’s former rugby captain is pushing forward with ambitious plans to demolish and relocate his textile factory in Chorley. Sporting legend Bill Beaumont wants to pull down the building on Deighton Road to make way for 63 new homes, but insists his company will remain in the town. The ex-British Lion said: “The business has had roots in Chorley since 1888, but the building is old and it’s uneconomical.

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Chorley Guardian
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Fri, 2014-10-03 (All day)
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