Sandbach


Sandbach

Coordinates: 53°08′46″N 2°22′01″W / 53.146°N 2.367°W / 53.146; -2.367

Sandbach
Sandbach.jpg
Sandbach Cobbles with half-timbered pubs, the War Memorial and the Saxon crosses
Sandbach is located in Cheshire
Sandbach

 Sandbach shown within Cheshire
Population 17,630 (2001)
OS grid reference SJ755611
    - London  158 mi (238 km) SE 
Parish Sandbach
Unitary authority Cheshire East
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SANDBACH
Postcode district CW11
Dialling code 01270
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Congleton
List of places: UK • England • Cheshire
For the German town, see Sandbach in Hessen (in German)

Sandbach About this sound pronunciation is a market town and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The civil parish contains four settlements; Sandbach itself, Elworth, Ettiley Heath and Wheelock.

Sandbach is perhaps best known as the original home of both Foden and ERF lorries, though neither company now exists in the town, 12-times National Brass Band Championship winners, Foden's Band, the ancient Saxon Sandbach Crosses, and Sandbach services on the M6 motorway.

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History

Known as Sanbec in 1086, Sondbache (also Sondebache) in 1260, and Sandbitch in the 17-18th century,[1] Sandbach derives its name from the Anglo-Saxon sand bæce, which can mean sand stream or sand valley.[2]

Traces of settlement are found in Sandbach from Saxon times, when the town was called Sanbec. Little is known about the town during this period, except that it was subjected to frequent Welsh and Danish raids.[3] The town's inhabitants were converted to Christianity in the 7th century by four priests: Cedda, Adda, Betti and Diuma.[3] The town has an entry in the Domesday Book from 1086, at which time it was sufficiently large to need a priest and a church.[3] The entry states:

Sanbec: Bigot de Loges. 1 hide and 1½ virgates pay tax. Land for 2 ploughs. 1 Frenchman has ½ plough, 3 slaves. 2 villagers have ½ plough. Church. Woodland. Value TRE 4s; now 8s.[4]

By the 13th century, during the reign of King John much of the land around the township of Sandbach was owned by Richard de Sandbach who was the High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1230.[3] Richard de Sandbach specifically owned a manor, he claimed an interest in the living of Sandbach. This claim against Earl Randle de Blundeville was unsuccessful. His son, Jon, however was slightly more successful as he won an 'interest' temporarily against the Abbot of Dieulacres only for it to be lost when it went to the King's Bench.[5]

Sandbach Town Crier at Sandbach Transport Festival

The manor in Sandbach passed through numerous families, including the Leghs and Radclyffes. It was eventually bought by Sir Randulph (or Randle) Crewe, who became the Lord of the Manor.

Sandbach has been a market town since 1579 when it was granted a Royal Charter by Elizabeth I due to the petitioning of Sir John Radclyffe of Ordsall who, as the largest landowner in Sandbach and the owner of the Sandbach Old Hall, encouraged the farmers of the area to hold a market in the town on Thursdays.[6][7] The charter also allowed for right to establish a Court-leet and a Court of Pied-powder.[5] The original charter is still preserved, and can be found in Chester; a reproduction can be found in the Sandbach Town Council chamber, which is at the Literary Institution. The charter also granted the town the right to hold two annual fairs, which lasted for two days, and were held around Easter and early September. Today the Thursday market is still held outdoors on Scotch Common, and in and around the Town Hall.[6] Nearby are some wetlands called Sandbach Flashes.

Civil war and Commonwealth

During the Wars of the Three Kingdoms a Scottish army swept down into England, before being forced to retreat at the Battle of Worcester. On 3 September 1651 Sandbach summer fair was being held and a Scottish army of around 1,000 exhausted cavalry men passed through the town; this army had been under the command of David Leslie.[3] The town was not an easy retreat route however, as the people of Sandbach and the market stallholders attacked the Scottish army. A newspaper of the time said:

The dispute was very hot for two or three houres, and there were some townsmen hurt and two or three slaine, the Townesman slew about nine or ten and tooke 100 prisoners.[8]

This was the only notable event of the Civil War to have happened in Sandbach. As the fair and the fight took place on the common of the town, after this event the common gained the name Scotch Common.

Sandbach Ale

During the 17th century, the town used to be famous for its ale:

"The ale brewed at this town was formerly in great repute in London, where, about the middle of the last century, it sold for twelve-pence a bottle, but it seems to be entirely supplanted by the Dorchester beer, and the Yorkshire and Welch ales, insomuch that we do not know of any Sandbach ale being now fold in the metropolis."[9]

And about 1621 William Webb writes that "Our ale here at Sandbach being no less famous than that [at Derby] of a true nappe".[10]

19th and 20th century

In 1836 Sandbach silk mills employed 554 people, including 98 boys and girls under 12 years old.[11] In 1801 the population was 1844, by 1851 this had reached 4659. Sandbach became a civil parish in 1866. The records from 1901 show a population of 5568. The Sandbach Corn Mill was a three-story brick building built in the late 19th century, on what is now Mill Hill Lane.[12]

In 1936 parts of the area of Bradwall, all of Elton and Wheelock were added, significantly increasing the parishes size. The Hamlets transferred from Bradwall were Boothlane Head, Brickhouses, Ettiley Heath, Forge Fields, Hindheath, Elworth and Marsh Green. By 1951 the population had reached 9253.[13] In 1933 the ERF lorry company was founded [14]

Second World War

During Warship Week in December 1941 Sandbach adopted HMS Vimiera as its affiliated ship. Sadly the association was short lived as the Vimiera was lost on the 9th of January 1942 when HMS Vimiera under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Angus Alexander Mackenzie, RNR, was sunk by a mine in the Thames estuary off East Spile Buoy on 9 January 1942.[15] with the loss of 96 hands.[16]

Governance

The Coat of Arms of Sandbach Town Council

Sandbach hosts the administrative headquarters for Cheshire East Council.[17] For the Cheshire East unitary authority elections the town is divided into two wards.[18]

From 1875 until 1894 Sandbach was governed by Sandbach Urban Sanitary District. Between 1894 and 1974 the town was governed by Sandbach Urban District Council. In 1974 it was merged with other urban and rural councils to form Congleton Borough Council. Congleton Borough Council was dissolved on 31 March 2009, with the new authority Cheshire East taking over its responsibilities and those of Cheshire County Council on 1 April 2009.[19]

Sandbach has a Town Council[20] and youth council. The town council has jurisdiction over the parish of Sandbach, not just the town. All meetings are held in the Literary Institution in Sandbach. Sandbach is a Fairtrade Town[21]

For the purposes of the town council elections Sandbach is divided into three wards: North, East, and West ward, and town councillors are elected for terms of four years.[22][23]

A partnership of groups forms the Sandbach Partnership, which is part of the South East Cheshire Enterprise (SECE).[24]

Constituencies

The town is in the Congleton constituency and the current MP is Fiona Bruce. Before the 2010 General Election the town's MP was Ann Winterton, who served the constituency since 1983. For the European Parliament it is in the North West Constituency. Before its current constituency Sandbach has been part of five other constituencys South Cheshire from 1832 to 1867, Mid Cheshire from 1868 to 1885, Crewe from 1885 to 1948, Knutsford from 1949 to 1954 and Crewe from 1955 to 1974.[13]

Geography

As with most of the United Kingdom, Chester has an oceanic climate.

Climate data for Sandbach
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6
(43)
6
(43)
9
(48)
11
(52)
15
(59)
18
(64)
19
(66)
19
(66)
17
(63)
13
(55)
9
(48)
7
(45)
12.4
(54.4)
Average low °C (°F) 1
(34)
1
(34)
2
(36)
4
(39)
7
(45)
10
(50)
12
(54)
12
(54)
10
(50)
7
(45)
3
(37)
2
(36)
5.9
(42.7)
Source: Monthly averages for Sandbach, United Kingdom The Weather Channel'.' Retrieved 24 October 2010.</ref>

The distance from London to Sandbach is 171 miles (275 km). The nearest large town is Crewe, which is six miles (10 km) to the south-west by road and can be reached either via the A534 Wheelock/Haslington bypass or via Winterley and Haslington. The nearest city is Stoke-on-Trent in the neighbouring county of Staffordshire, approximately 15 miles (24 km) away by road. The town is served by the M6 motorway, junction 17 and Sandbach Station on the Crewe to Manchester mainline.

Landmarks

Sandbach Crosses

For the main article, see: Sandbach Crosses
Sandbach Crosses

Sandbach has an important historical feature on the cobbled market square, two Saxon Crosses that were reportedly built in the 7th, 8th or 9th century. The crosses are Scheduled Ancient Monuments.[25] A plaque near the crosses reads:

Saxon crosses completed in the 9th century to commemorate the advent of Christianity in this Kingdom of Mercia about AD 653 in the reign of the Saxon king Penda. They were restored in 1816 by Sir John Egerton after destruction by iconoclasts.

Listed Buildings

Sandbach is also home to many listed buildings, the buildings include Sandbach School, St Mary's Church, Sandbach and the Old Hall Hotel, Sandbach. Many of the local public houses, which were formerly stage coach stops, are listed, for example the Lower Chequer. Many of the buildings of the town were designed by the renowned architect Sir George Gilbert Scott; he designed Sandbach Literary Institution, Sandbach School, St John's Sandbach Heath and the Almshouses. He also restored St Mary's Church.[26]

The town has Methodist, Baptist, Anglican, and Catholic churches.

Economy

Sandbach is probably best known as the original home of both Foden and ERF lorries, both companies founded by members of the Foden family. Neither company now exists in Sandbach, having been taken over and production moved elsewhere. As of 2007 there is no trace of Fodens within Sandbach, with the former mansion home of the Foden family at Westfields being demolished to make way for a new council building. However, Foden's Brass Band, originally created for employees, is still based in Sandbach.

Sandbach has been a market town since 1579 when it was granted a Royal Charter by Elizabeth I.[6][7] Today the Thursday market is still held outdoors on Scotch Common, and in and around the Town Hall.[6] There is also a Farmers' Market which takes place on the second Saturday of each calendar month.[27] There are a number of shops and bars concentrated in the town centre.

Sandbach is now in large part a dormitory town for the adjacent conurbations of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and the Potteries.[28] A large number of people work at Cheshire East Council, which has its headquarters at Westfields. There is light industry, manufcturing and warehouses at Millbuck Industrial Area.

Transport

The town is served by Sandbach railway station, on the Crewe to Manchester Line, with services operated by Northern Rail to and from as far north as Deansgate although there is a branch line north of the station leading to Northwich which is mainly used by freight traffic and express passenger trains heading to Chester while the North Wales Coast Line is unavailable between the city and Crewe, although some organisations have been campaigning for a local passenger service between the two stations.[29] The station itself is located to the west of the town in Elworth.

Pressure of road traffic going from Greater Manchester to Crewe has forced the building of a bypass for Sandbach, Wheelock, Wheelock Heath, Winterley, and Haslington for the A534. This is largely due to the M6 motorway which has a junction (J17) at Sandbach, which is close to the RoadChef service station.

Local bus services are provided by Arriva and D&G Bus and Coach.

Public services

In Sandbach water services are provided by United Utilities.[30] Healthcare is provided at Ashfields Primary Care Centre. The primary care centre is overseen by Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust. The nearest local hospital is Leighton Hospital in Crewe. Sandbach is served by the North West Ambulance Service.[31] Policing is provided by Cheshire Constabulary.[32] Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service runs the fire station in the town.[33]

Education

Primary schools

School House at Sandbach School

The following primary schools are in Sandbach Town and Civil Parish.

  • Sandbach Community Primary School[34]
  • Offley Primary School[35]
  • Sandbach Heath St John's CE Primary School[36][37]

Secondary schools

Sandbach School was founded as a parish charity school for boys in 1677.[38] Now it is an independent comprehensive boys school, with charitable status, funded by Cheshire Local Education Authority but controlled by a board of governors.[39] The school's motto is Ut Severis Seges meaning approximately "what you sow, so shall you reap" though literally meaning "You sow in order to reap". The school has about 2000 pupils, with over 200 in the Sixth Form, and is still growing.[39] On 4 September 2006 the school officially became a 'Specialist Arts College', this is partly due to the success of the school's theatre company (made up of its pupils and occasionally staff).[40] This change has had an impact on the ethos of the school, with a more direct focus on art, music, dance and cross-curricular arts.[41]

Within Sandbach there is also a girls comprehensive school, Sandbach High.[42] It was originally the town's mixed Secondary Modern when Sandbach School served as the boys grammar school, but has been a single-sex comprehensive since 1979.

Cadets

1873 (Sandbach) Sqn is the local squadron of the Air Training Corp. Founded in 1952, it is part of Staffordshire Wing and the West Midlands Reserve Forces.[43] Sandbach Army Cadet Force is based in the Old TA Centre.[44] Sandbach Fire Station Cadets consists of around 20 young people and meet every Tuesday evening.[45] The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is based at Sandbach School.

Culture

Poster for the Transport Festival 2009

Sandbach has an annual transport festival which usually takes place during April. It originally started in 1992 as ‘Transport through the Ages parade’, and was such a success that it became an annual event; since its inception it has been run alongside the National Town Criers’ competition.[46] The Festival is run by an organising committee made up of local councils and volunteers.[47]

Foden's Brass Band is still based in the town, despite the truck manufacturer from which it derives its name no longer having a presence. In 2008 Foden's became British Open Brass Band Champions.[48]

Sandbach Voices is a local choir that was founded in 1947 and is a registered charity.[49] The choir's mission is to bring choral music into the community, and it regularly stages concerts, often in Sandbach Town Hall or at St Mary's Church.

Sandbach Concert Series[50] features classical, jazz and brass music,[51] from professional and young local musicians, art exhibition and charity raffle.[52] The Concert Series was started in 2010 by local musicians, the harpist Lauren Scott and saxophonist and award-winning composer Andy Scott.[53]

At the end of November every year the Christmas lights are turned on by the chairman of the town council.[54]

Media

Five local newspapers are distributed in Sandbach:[55] the Chronicle (Sandbach edition), published on Wednesdays, the Sandbach Chronicle on Thursdays, Crewe Guardian on Thursdays, the South Cheshire Advertiser,[55] and the daily Sentinel (Cheshire edition).

South Cheshire is served by BBC Radio Stoke.[56] It is also in the broadcast area of Cheshire FM, Macclesfield based Silk FM and Stoke-on-Trent-based Signal 1 and Signal 2.

Sport

The main local football club is Sandbach United Football Club,[57] an "FA Charter Standard Community Club" which has over 30 teams and 600 players aged from 5 upwards. The club was founded in 2004 when Sandbach Albion and Sandbach Ramblers merged.[58] It has recently completed work with the borough council in developing new sports facilities.[59] Other local teams include Curshaws, and Sandbach Town, who plays in the Crewe & District Football League,[60] and the Military Arms who play in the Cheshire and Border Counties Sunday football league.[61]

The local Rugby Union club is Sandbach RUFC.[62] It has recently been at the heart of some controversy as the members of the club got involved with ITV's Generation Xcess and were seen heavily inebriated in local pubs. As a result many were barred, but the club responded by saying that ITV was selective in what it showed.[63]

The Local Cricket club is Sandbach Cricket Club.[64] In 2008 the First XI won the Cheshire Cricket Alliance League - Division 1[65] on the last day of the season to gain promotion to the Meller Braggins League - Division 3.[66] Another local side is Elworth Cricket Club[67] which plays in the North Staffs & South Cheshire Cricket League - Championship Division 1.[68] The Club operates 5 senior teams, a midweek team and 9 junior teams at U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17 levels. Sandbach Squash Club enters two teams in the North West Counties League.[69]

There are two golf clubs in Sandbach. Sandbach Golf Club[70] is located on Middlewich Road, approximately 1/2 a mile West of the Town Centre. It was founded in 1895 and is a challenging 9-hole parkland course (with 16 tees) welcoming both members and visitors during the week and at weekends. Malkins Bank Golf Course[71] is an 18-hole municipal course operated by Cheshire East Council. Sandbach also has a thriving darts league - with both mens and ladies leagues playing in most of the many pubs in the area.

Sandbach Leisure Centre is on Middlewich Road and is run by Cheshire East Council.[72] Sandbach School offers community sports facilities.[73]

Notable people

Public memorial statue to Charles Latham MRCS LSA (1816-1907) physician
  • Sir John Emmott Barlow (1857–1932) Liberal Party politician.
  • Alfred Barratt (1844–1881), philosophical writer, went to school in Sandbach.
  • Derek Macintosh "Blaster" Bates (1923–2006) demolition expert.[74][75]
  • Philip Dunkley (b.1951) English cricketer.
  • Yvette Fielding (b.1968) TV presenter, lives near Sandbach.[76]
  • David Eastwood (b.1959) Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, was educated at Sandbach School.
  • Edwin Foden (1841–1911), vehicle manufacturer.
  • Sir George Ernest Haynes (1902–1983) director of the National Council of Social Service, educated at Sandbach School.[77]
  • Samuel Henshall (1764/5–1807), philologist, baptized in Sandbach.[78]
  • Jason Kearton (former Crewe Alexandra and Everton goalkeeper) lived in the Wheelock area during his Crewe career.[citation needed]
  • Charles Kelly (1894) footballer for Tranmere Rovers and Stoke.
  • George William Latham (1827–1886) English landowner and barrister.
  • Charles Latham MRCS LSA (1816–1907) physician, recognised by public memorial statue.[79]
  • John Latham (1761–1843), physician, bought an estate in Sandbach.[80]
  • John Latham (1787–1853), magistrate and poet, buried at Sandbach.[80]
  • Peter Mere Latham (1789–1875), physician, son of John Latham (1761–1843), educated at Sandbach school.[81]
  • Sir Charles Lidbury (1880–1978), president Institute of Bankers (1939-46), worked in Sandbach.[82]
  • Harry Mortimer (1902–1992), brass band conductor, Foden Brass Band musician, Prof. of trumpet at RNCM.[83]
  • Henry Newcome (bap. 1627, d. 1695), clergyman, ordained as presbyterian minister in Sandbach.[84]
  • Ivor Armstrong Richards (1893–1979) English literary critic.[85]
  • Frank Roberts (1893–1961) Manchester City footballer.
  • George Roper (b. 1934 - d. 2003) comedian, lived in the town at the time of his death.[86]
  • Bert Sproston (1914–2000) former England footballer who was signed by Leeds United AFC from Sandbach Ramblers.[87][88]
  • William Steele (1610-1680) Lord Chancellor of Ireland, born in Sandbach.[89]
  • Barrie Wheatley (former English footballer) footballer who had played for Sandbach Ramblers, Crewe Alexandra, Liverpool and Rochdale during his playing career.[90]

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See also

  • St Mary's Church, Sandbach
  • All pages beginning with "Sandbach"
  • All pages with titles containing "Sandbach"
  • Latham of Bradwell, family line whose seat was Bradwall Hall

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