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Did you know that the cockpit Perspex for Spitfires was made in Darwen? It was produced by ICI Acrylics in the town, and had indeed been invented at the plant. The tradition of aeronautical innovation continues in the town with several hi-tech businesses servicing the industry from factories there.

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