Macclesfield – Friday 8th July 2022

Macclesfield is a small and hilly market town in Cheshire. Once famous for its silk production, there is a museum to the silk trade in the town centre which charts the rise and fall of the industry.  Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to visit, which is a shame as it looks very interesting.  We stopped for a quick late bite to eat before heading off to Shropshire where we were staying that night.  The Waterstones is in a modern building in the main shopping area at the top of the town.

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Macclesfield map

The photos below are (clockwise from top left): 1. Looking down Church Street. 2. Macclesfield Town Hall. 3. Chapel Mill (built as a chapel in 1880 and converted to a mill in 1946 – now an interior solutions business).  4. St Michael’s Church, viewed from Church Street*

After leaving Macclesfield we drove through Congleton, where I spotted a statue of a dog from the car, so we pulled up to take a look.  It’s of Treo, who served in Afghanistan. She ended her days in the town with her former handler when the pair left the army – she was awarded the Dickins Medal – the animal equivalent to the Victoria Cross.  Although not Macclesfield, I thought I’d share it anyway.

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Currently reading:  The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

*The photograph looking towards St Michael’s church was taken by Daniel Case and is used with permission under the GNU Free Documentation License – click here to see original image.