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SHP Celebrates 150 Years


..SHP VALUERS  Land Agents, Chartered Surveyors and Country Property Agency specialists celebrate 150 years in 2010 providing professional rural land & property services throughout the North West of England

Norman Duckworth, pictured inset, has been with the firm for over 60 years, former senior partner and now consultant recalls the founder Joseph Smith set up a property agency practice in Chorley, Lancashire in 1860 and was later joined by Peter Hodgkinson trading as Smith & Hodgkinson. Norman further recalls that Peter Hodgkinson also became Mayor of Chorley during his profession...

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We celebrated 150 years in 2010, our expertise and knowledge goes from strength to strength.


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