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Sandbach band to mark heritage with free concert

Sandbach’s world famous Foden’s Band is to perform a free concert to mark its rich heritage. In 2016 Foden’s were successful in an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project More »

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Sandbach woman’s African mountain challenge

An inspirational Sandbach woman has taken on Africa’s highest mountain in the name of charity. Mum of three Andrea Sheardown, 45, this month went on an expedition to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, More »

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Jodrell Bank could get World Heritage status

Jodrell Bank Observatory has been chosen as the UK’s nomination for World Heritage site status in 2019. The Observatory, part of the University of Manchester, is home to the Grade I Listed More »

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Foxes hunt success in top league

Elworth CC’s first XI are in the nets and anticipating a successful season in the top flight of club cricket. Last season’s excellent performances saw the Foxes promoted to the North Staffs More »

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Fitting finale for Sandbach’s Day of Dance

by Stewart Green The final Day of Dance in Sandbach got off a very wet start on September 9. But a bright afternoon in the town centre saw nine groups of morris More »

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Green fingered residents show off their produce

by Stewart Green Members of the Sandbach Allotment Society staged an open day at their site at Yeowood Farm this month. The group held the weekend event in Ettiley Heath to give growers More »

Sandbach woman’s African mountain challenge

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An inspirational Sandbach woman has taken on Africa’s highest mountain in the name of charity.

Mum of three Andrea Sheardown, 45, this month went on an expedition to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, along with her son Sam, 14, to raise money for the UK’s only cholangiocarcinoma charity AMMF.

It is the latest in a catalogue of amazing challenges that Andrea has taken on to raise awareness about the deadly cancer.

Historic Sandbach premises demolished

DSC04309 Demolishing Wright's Building 7 Feb 2018

by Stewart Green

Another piece of Sandbach history has vanished with the demolition of premises of Bradwall Road.

The building, used by Wright’s Printers as a warehouse and shop, on the corner of Wesley Avenue has been knocked down to make way for a new development to build two sets of flats on the site, totalling 10 apartments.

The building has been empty since July 2013 when the printing company went into liquidation.

Jodrell Bank could get World Heritage status

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Jodrell Bank Observatory has been chosen as the UK’s nomination for World Heritage site status in 2019.

The Observatory, part of the University of Manchester, is home to the Grade I Listed Lovell Telescope and is a site of global importance in the history of radio astronomy.

Founded in 1945, it is the earliest radio astronomy observatory in the world still in existence and pioneered the exploration of the universe using radio waves.

Foxes hunt success in top league

Elworth CC Yasir Ali and Raj Kumar (FILEminimizer)

Elworth CC’s first XI are in the nets and anticipating a successful season in the top flight of club cricket.

Last season’s excellent performances saw the Foxes promoted to the North Staffs & South Cheshire Premier Division.

They finished one agonising point behind champions Blythe but 81 points ahead of third placed Moddershall and the top two were consistently several laps ahead of the field.

New look Sandbach choir marks a milestone

Sandbach Voices has changed its name to the Sandbach Choral Society.

Formed in Sandbach in 1947 Sandbach Voices was originally known as the Belmont Choir.

The choir is making the latest change so people will have a better idea of what kind of music they perform.

Fitting finale for Sandbach’s Day of Dance

DSC03903 NEWS Day of Dance 9 Sept 2017

by Stewart Green

The final Day of Dance in Sandbach got off a very wet start on September 9.

But a bright afternoon in the town centre saw nine groups of morris dancers perform to crowds of onlookers.

Organisers Lynn Purcell and Ray Archer have decided to call it a day after seven years of this spectacle in the Sandbach diary.

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