What's On

  • Stockport Rail Show 2014 
    Stockport Railway Station 
    10th Aug 2014 

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

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  • Discover a Complete Historic Estate 
    Tatton Park Gardens 

    Tatton hosts over 100 events a year including many unique events, summer picnic concerts, car shows, wedding shows, antique fairs .....

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  • Enjoy the National Trust in Cheshire 
    Dunham Massey 

    A Cheshire National Trust visit that is more than a walk in the park ..... 

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  • Bike Ride: Rudheath to Jodrell Bank Loop 
    Rudheath Leisure Centre 
    10th Aug 2014 

    A Sky Bike Ride from Rudheath to Jodrell Bank ...

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  • Thanksgiving Dedication & Remembrance 
    St Helen's Church 
    17th Aug 2014 

    With The Cheshire County Branch of the British Legion at St Helen's

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  • Community Fun Day 
    Vickersway Park 
    2nd Aug 2014 

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

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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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