Artificial Grass Case Studies Macclesfield
Home of the ‘Silk men’, thriving art groups, beautiful countryside, Ian Curtis and cultured treacle markets, Macclesfield is a name synonymous within Cheshire East. Many refer to Macclesfield as ‘Silk Town’ because of its famous affiliation with silk but it’s more traditional name is ‘Treacle Town’ – supposedly this name arises from an incident on Hibel Road where there was a major treacle spillage. Since the 13th century, St Barnabas Day has been traditionally celebrated with Macclesfield’s annual Barnaby Fair which is a volunteer led festival of contemporary arts, culture and a celebration of Macclesfield’s rich and creative heritage. It’s believed the name of St Barnabas – an early Christian and later patron saint of Cyprus – was taken in recognition of the contribution Macclesfield archers and bowmen made in the Crusades. Did you know, Macclesfield is the original home of Hovis Breadmakers? The bread first started life over 125 years ago in a mill by Macclesfield Canal which is usually referred to as ‘Hovis Mill’. As always, the main claim to fame for Macclesfield is silk, it was once the world’s BIGGEST distributor of silk with 71 silk mills operating in 1832.