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History of Macclesfield

Before William the Conqueror's Norman Conquest of England (1066), Macclesfield was held by Edwin, Earl of Mercia; an established earl and supporter of Harold Hadrada (1015-1066) and later Edgar Aetheling (1051-1125). The manor of Macclesfield is noted in the Domesday Book as 'Maclesfeld', meaning 'Macel's open country', The medieval town of 'Maclesfeld' originated on the hilltop around what is now St Michael's Church. In 1261, the future king of England Edward I (1239-1397) granted the town a royal charter. Half a century later in 1502, the Macclesfield Grammar School was founded. Throughout the 1600s, the town had a bustling silk-button industry, subsequently becoming a silk-manufacturing hub in the 1750s. The Macclesfield Canal was constructed between 1826-1831, providing employment to the people of Macclesfield. Hovis breadmakers was another Victorian business who provided employment to the citizens of the town. Several mill buildings are still standing today, with the town's museum paying homage to the local silk industry.

Where is Macclesfield?

The market town and civil parish of Macclesfield is located in East Cheshire, North-West England. The market town of Macclesfield lies on the River Bollin, with the iconic Macclesfield Forest to its east. Located within a stone's throw of the bustling city of Manchester, Macclesfield is approximately 16 miles south of Manchester city centre, and 38 miles to the east of the historic city of Chester. It is situated close to the county borders of Greater Manchester to the north, Staffordshire to the south, and Derbyshire to the east. It is located near the towns of Stockport to the north, Congleton to the south, and Buxton to the east.

Significant Businesses in Macclesfield

AstraZeneca- One of the world's most innovative pharmaceutical companies, AstraZeneca pioneers new methods, turning concepts into life-changing medicines that change lives and profit society.
Siemens- Pioneering tech company developing the technology of the future. Siemens is a global technology firm, utilising automation and digitalisation to innovatively find solutions to the world's problems.
Bentley Motors- One of the world's most luxury and sought-after car brands. Such Bentley models include Bentley Mulsanne, Bentley Continental GT, and the Bentley Flying Spur.
Barclays- One of the world's most respected financial institutions, Barclays specialise in personal, corporate and investment banking.
Wren Kitchens- One of the UK's fastest-growing kitchen manufacturers. Wren Kitchens designs, manufactures, and retails a range of kitchen cabinets across the UK and USA.

Things to do in Macclesfield

Macclesfield offers a vast array of activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Iconic historic houses such as Capesthorne Hall and Gardens and Gawsworth Hall offer eye-opening historical insights and exquisite scenery. Museums such as Paradise Mill, West Park Museum, and The Silk Museum offer a glimpse into Macclesfield's rich history, offering activities the whole family can enjoy. If you're looking to take advantage of the good weather, one of Macclesfield's many walking and cycling routes is the answer; Macclesfield Forrest, Tegg's Nose, Bosley Cloud, Bollin Valley Way offer an idyllic selection of picturesque walking and cycling routes that can be enjoyed by hikers and strollers alike. If it's evening entertainment you're looking for, why not experience live entertainment at the Clonter Opera Theatre. Alternatively, you could visit one of Macclesfield's many pubs, bars and restaurants.

Notable Macclesfield Residents

Peter Crouch- Ex-England, Liverpool FC and Stoke FC footballer
Nick Robinson- Former political editor for the BBC, currently the presenter of the Today programme
Helen Marten- Sculptor who won the inaugural Hepworth Prize and the Turner Prize
Percy Wragg Brian (FRS, FRSE, CBE)- British botanist and mycologist, developer of natural antibiotics
Sarah Burton (OBE)- Creative director of fashion brand Alexander McQueen
Ian Curtis- Lead singer of Joy Division
Noddy Holder- Lead singer of Slade

Website Design Macclesfield

Fruitcake Media provides Web Design Services and Website Development Services for Large and Small businesses in Macclesfield. As industry professionals, we understand how important a professional, aesthetically pleasing, and user-friendly website is to a business. We, therefore, take great pride in our work, providing bespoke websites to companies in Macclesfield. With COVID-19 devastating 'high-street shopping' as we know it, websites are now integral for companies of all sizes. They help businesses interact with their customer base, build credibility amongst consumers, increase visibility, and are the most cost-effective mode of advertising. As one of the leading web design companies in Macclesfield, we are continually committed to perfection, ensuring our customer base enjoy a truly expectational web design service at an affordable price.

Website Creation and Development Services Macclesfield

Whether you want a new website built from scratch or a simple revamp of your current site, Fruitcake Media offers an array of web design services in Macclesfield. We cater for both large and small businesses, offering a vast array of web design packages for companies of all categories. Our selection of local website services are cost-effective and bespoke to the client's demands. For more information about our website creation and development services in Macclesfield, please get in touch with a remember of the Fruitcake Team today.

Web Page Design Macclesfield

When designing websites for companies in Macclesfield, we understand that aesthetics are as important as page functionality. As well as ensuring our websites are secure, fast, and user-friendly, we take great care creating visually stunning web pages. As industry professionals, we understand first impressions count, ensuring our websites look sleek and professional. To see examples of our stunning websites, please visit our Portfolio, there you will see examples of websites we've built for companies in Macclesfield and Cheshire. Whether you have a specific idea about how you want your website to look, or you need some design inspiration, our team of web designers will be on hand every step of the way to ensure you receive your perfect website.

Free Website Design Macclesfield

Understand the devastating effect COVID-19 had on local Macclesfield businesses, we took it upon ourselves to offer small, local companies free website design services. Through offering free website design to small businesses in Macclesfield, we aim to keep our integral Macclesfield highstreet alive and bustling. To read more about our free web design campaign, please read the following press release. For more information regarding the services we offer, please get in touch with our Customer Services Team today.

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