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Population of Macclesfield
At the last census the population was 52,044
Macclesfield is the home to furniture store Arighi Bianchi, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca, and The King's School, Macclesfield, which dates from the 16th century. Present day industries include pharmaceuticals, textiles, light engineering, paper and plastics.
Macclesfield is located in the east of Cheshire, on the River Bollin, a tributary of the River Mersey
The nearest major airport is Manchester Airport and is 14 miles from the centre of Macclesfield.
Macclesfield Express, Community News (Newspapers), Canalside Community Radio, Silk FM (Radio)
Famous People from Macclesfield
Nick Robinson (Political Editor BBC), Jonathan Agnew (Cricket), Ben Ainslie (Sailor), Jamie Donaldson (Golfer), Peter Crouch (Footballer)
Macclesfield Town (Football), Macclesfield RUFC (Rugby), Macclesfield Wheelers (Cycling), Macclesfield Chess Club (Chess), Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club (Athletics)
Macclesfied is twinned with Eckernforde (Germany)
Macclesfield was granted a borough charter by Earl Ranulf III of Chester, in the early 13th century, and a second charter was granted by the future King Edward I, in 1261. Macclesfield Castle was a fortified town house built by the dukes of Buckingham in the later Middle Ages. During the Civil War, in 1642 the town was occupied for the King by Sir Thomas Aston, a Royalist. In the Jacobite Rising of 1745, Charles Stuart and his army marched through Macclesfield as they attempted to reach London. The mayor was forced to welcome the prince, and the event is commemorated in one of the town's silk tapestries. Macclesfield was once surrounded by walls and ramparts with three principal gates, the Chester Gate, the Jordan Gate and the Church Wall Gate
Although "Silk Town" seems to be its preferred nickname, the traditional nickname of Macclesfield is "Treacle Town". This is reference to an historical incident when a horse-drawn wagon overturned and split its load of treacle onto the street, whereby the poor scooped this off the road
Barracks Square was the home of the Cheshire Militia from 1859. It is now a Grade 2 listed residential area