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Macclesfield is uniquely blessed topographically. You might not think that after a hike up steep, cobbled Church St, but the expansive views of the hills from Sparrow Park make it all worth while. Oddly situated, close to the cross roads of three counties; Staffordshire and Derbyshire, the town sits just inside Cheshire.
Whilst it’s certainly Northern, it has always forged its own unique identity with an interesting rural / urban blend as its industrial / market town heritage testifies. ‘Macc’ as it is known to its residents prides itself on its genuine, warm hearted and down to earth approach. It is passionate in it’s support for the things it cares about, whether the Silk Men football team, its Rugby Club or the towns favoured charities. An afternoon at the Star Lane End at The Moss Rose football stadium will give you a vivid insight to the town’s fatalistic humour and dogged, against the odds loyalty! A Sunday afternoon at the Treacle Market is a great people watching opportunity, sitting at a pavement cafe, as the townsfolk, their dogs and basket wielding shoppers come out to play. A cuppa in the Indoor Market offers a different glimpse of town life as does a Saturday night on Mill Street with a great pint from one of the local micro breweries.
This is a town of complex mix, vivid contrasts but above all genuine, big hearted and independent people.