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The Home to Hovis Bread

Oct 30, 2007
Macclesfield is a market town in Cheshire It is located in the North East of Cheshire, close to the borders of Derbyshire and Buxton. It stands on the River Bollin and the Macclesfield Canal.

The town was the birth place of Hovis bread. Present day industries include textiles, pharmaceuticals, light engineering, paper and plastics. The town is among the 30 most wealthy in the country

The Hovis Mill was where in 1885 Richard Smith, a local man working at the flour mill produced the famous wheat germ and flour recipe for today's HoVis bread.

The prime shopping area in Macclesfield are Mill Street, Chestergate and the Grosvenor Centre. The Grosvenor Centre is home to the biggest range of shops in town right in the heart. The town also has a market on three days a week, where the majority of stalls are located in the Market Place and Castle Street.

Macclesfield can be said to be the silk town of the United Kingdom. The Paradise mill was home to Macclesfield's last working handloom silk-weaving until its closure in 1981. The mill opened in 1862, though silk weaving had been in Macclesfield since the 1750s and originally housed both hand and powered looms. The final death blow to Macclesfield silk came from China, where cheap imported silks began to appear in the 1960s.

Macclesfield is the most uncultured town in Britain, because of the lack of theatres, cinemas and other cultural facilities. The cinema in Macclesfield closed in 1997.

St Michael's Church, Macclesfield overlooks Market Place in the town. Inside the church are a number of tombs and memorials, mainly to the memory of the Legh and Savage families. The major points of interest in the church are the chapels and the monuments

The Jodrell Bank Observatory is located near Goostrey and Holmes Chapel in Macclesfield. The main telescope at the observatory is the Lovell Telescope, which is the third largest steer able radio telescope in the world. The visitor's centre also organizes a series of public outreach events, including public lectures, star parties and ask an astronomer sessions.

Adlington Hall is the Cheshire Manor Home of the Leghs since 1315. The Great Hall was built between 1450 and 1505. The garden features include rose garden, a maze, penstemon garden and the Father Tiber Water Garden. A wilderness with follies, including a Chinese Bridge, Temple for Diana, TA lng House and Shell Cottage.
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Douglas Scott writes for The Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Macclesfield Rental Site
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