Although the allotments in Burscough have been used since the construction of the Richmond Avenue housing estate, the need for a formal society was identified by the Parish Council in order to obtain further land for allotments in Burscough. Following a series of meetings a society was formed and the constitution agreed during a meeting on 23 November 2011.[9]

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Burscough (/ˈbɜːrskoʊ/ or /ˈbɜːrskə/) is a small town and civil parish within West Lancashire in North West England, to the north of both Ormskirk and Skelmersdale.The parish also includes the hamlet of Tarlscough and the Martin Mere Wetland Centre. The population taken at the 2011 Census was 9,493.[2]

There are regular train services to Southport, Wigan and Manchester from Burscough Bridge Railway Station which is a short walk away.  Burscough’s second railway station Burscough Junction  also connects the town to Preston to the north and Ormskirk and Liverpool to the south.

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Martin Mere is a large wildfowl reserve and visitor attraction on the edge of Burscough and is owned by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. In 2006 Martin Mere featured in the BBC television programme Autumnwatch.

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Burscough F.C. play at Victoria Park. They won the FA Trophy in 2003 when they defeated conference side Tamworth in the final at Villa Park. In the 2005-06 FA Cup competition they beat league side Gillingham 3-2 at home in the first round. After winning the Northern Premier League in 2007, they were then relegated from the Conference North to the NPL Premier Division in the 2008-09 season. A further relegation followed and the club now play in the NPL Division 1 (North).

The Windmill Farm Railway is a narrow gauge railway line located at the Windmill Animal Farm. The railway operates over a 1.1-mile (2 km) track at 15 in (381 mm) gauge, using locomotives previously from the Fairbourne Railway, since that line has regauged to a smaller gauge.[8]

A vibrant retail and leisure development has been created that trades 7 days a week from early morning to late at night.  The Wharf is at the heart of the community with regular outside events taking place in the courtyard to include food & drink festivals, heritage events, family and charity days, music and street entertainment amongst others.

Burscough Wharf is an award winning development that acts as a unique focal point for both the local community, the residents of the surrounding villages and visitors from far and wide.

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There is a fishery in the town at Warper's Moss Lane which has four man-made lakes stocked with a wide variety of coarse fish, including carp to around 20 pounds (9.1 kg). Fishing is available on a day ticket.

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Ainscough Flour Mill on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

The Burscough Junction Station Crash occurred on 15 January 1880 on the Liverpool to Preston railway line.

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There is also a secondary school, Burscough Priory Science College (formerly Burscough Priory High School), and also a small public library.[6] Shopping in the town is provided for by a large Tesco supermarket, a Booths and some other smaller shops including a Spar, as well as local florists, barbers, etc. For many years there was an Ordnance Depot on the eastern edge of Burscough, but this has closed and the site has been redeveloped into housing.

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There was an operational Fleet Air Arm air station RNAS Burscough (HMS Ringtail) located 1.5 miles southwest of the town. This was active between September 1943 and May 1946.

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Burscough has a number of primary schools, which are:

Burscough is a thriving community which lies north of Ormskirk and south of Rufford on the A59. The Leeds and Liverpool canal passes through the parish, along with the Southport to Wigan and the Preston to Liverpool rail lines.

Burscough Priory is a happy and striving family school where development of the ‘whole child’ is at the heart of all we do. As a staff team, together with our governors and parents, we continually strive to give our young people the excellent educational experience they deserve.