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  • Stockport Railshow 2015 
    Stockport Railway Station 
    16th Aug 2015 

    Come along to the Stockport Station Rail Show  .....

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  • Your perfect day out in Cheshire 
    Tatton Park Gardens 
    1st Jul 2015 

    Visit England's Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014 ....

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  • An Outstanding Day out in Cheshire 
    Lion Salt Works 
    1st Jul 2015 

    Now open to the public after a £10m restoration ....

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  • St. Helen's Church Open Day 
    St Helen's Church 
    12th Sep 2015 

    St. Helen's Church invites everyone for a look around the church ....

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  • Community Fun Day 
    Vickersway Park 
    1st Aug 2015 

    Join in the Fun with the whole community at Vickersway Park ....

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  • Artisan Market 
    8th Aug 2015 

    Over 50 of the very finest food, drink, art & craft stall holders, music, entertainment & activities ....

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Macclesfield

Macclesfield Railway Station

Gawsworth Hall Gardens

Capesthorne Hall & Gardens

Paradise Mill in Roe Street is unique in Britain, being the only mill where silk handloom weaving survived on a factory scale. It survived until the 1980’s when it became a museum.

The Macclesfield School of Art trained designers for the silk industry. Today the Park Lane Galleries houses exhibitions exploring the properties of silk, design education, Macclesfield’s diverse industries, worker’s lives and historic machinery.

A Miss Brocklehurst opened her museum at West Park in 1897 – and its barely changed since that day.  One amusing item is the iron brank.  Iron branks were a form of punishment for nagging women in 17th century Cheshire – an iron cage is fitted around the head with a lock on the back and a metal section to go in to the mouth to stop the tongue wagging.

Gawsworth Hall was the subject of the most famous duel in English history.  In 1712 Lord Mohun and the Duke of Hamilton fought over the estates when both were killed.  Today the estate is well known for its open air theatre.

Nearby National Trust Hare Hill is well known for its walled and scented garden with colourful displays of azaleas and rhododendrons and its unusual sculptures.

Tegg's Nose Country Park offers tremendous views across the Cheshire Plain. Take a close look at the gritstone in the old quarry, or follow the waymarked Tegg's Trail around the park. Look out for mountain pansies in the meadows, or stop and watch for birds in the shelter of the woodland.

 

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