I am 27 years old, and I live in "sunny" Macclesfield, or Macc as its known round here, amongst other things! Although its a very pretty place to live, surrounded by rolling hills and moors and lush green fields and forests, there is NOTHING to do for young people. At all. Basically, if you live in Macclesfield and you don't have a car, then you may as well accept your fate as a hermit, because there really is no hope for you, unless you can befriend someone with a car. The only 2 things which are of any use to young people on a social level that DOESNT involve alcohol are the leisure centre and the bowling ally, both of which are at totally opposite ends of the town, and neither of which are accesible without transport. Yes we do have buses in Macclesfield, but they are so unreliable it can sometimes actually be quicker to walk than to take a bus. The town centre is pretty easy to get to, provided that you dont mind paying through the nose for parking. We do have lots of shops in the town centre, but to be honest, they arent very exciting, and for some reason, every other shop seems to be a mobile phone shop - or a pub! In conclusion - Its nice to look at, but thats about it!
Macclesfield used to be a beautiful town, of old mills, rolling hills and Sunday markets. All of a sudden it seemed to take a turn for the worse and went steadily downhill, with high rise flats, grafitti and scallies popping up on every corner. This is the town I was born in and I am glad to say that it looks as though things are on the up. Although Macclesfield (or Macc as it is known to locals) council is probably the most useless one in the whole of the world, things are eventually changing and the town is beginning to look like a nice place to live once more. A short history and story of Macc and then the good and bad points and places to go. Macclesfield was origionally a market town where local farmers went to sell their produce. Its market was famous and people came from all around to buy top quality goods from traders. The silk industry moved to Macc and many mills and factories grew up in its centre making it a boming industrial centre. Macclesfield Silk was one of the most luxurious fabrics of its day and the remnants of the industry can still be seen at the Silk Heratige Museum. As the people from the town centre grew richer they moved further out and the town spread across a wide area until it became the bustling place it is today. This relation to silk has helped to earn the town the nickname Silktown, its footballteam are called teh Silkmen and its radio station is called SilkFM. The town also has the nickname of Treacle Town for an event that happened over 100 years ago. A wagon containing treacle was travelling through the town when it overturned and spilt its contents all over the street. The road was washed with treacle and all the town came with jugs and bowls to fill. Good Points *Close to Manchester but not too close for comfort *Nice friendly people *The feeling of being in a town whilst the countryside is only a few minutes away *Lots of pubs *Lots of restaurants *Lots of C hurches *Two large parks *Train and bus links with other towns *Football ground *Leisure Centre *The infamous Macc Lads band *The flats are being knocked down *Arighi Biancis Bad Points *The infamous Macc Lads band *Scallies and townies that hang around on every available street corner *No evening bus link with Manchester and too expensive for a taxi home *public transport is bad *No cinema *Nthing to do for young people *Not many good shops Places to go and things to see *the piece of meteor or iceage boulder in West Park *the museum in West Park *the silk heratige museum *the old sunday school *joderall bank is nearby *styal mill is nearby *the canal is nice on a summers day *sparrow park at the top of a hill created where they buried the bodies of plague victims in the black death *the Millstone Pub opposite the train station There are loads more things I could tell you about this beautiful town, like the famous people who live near here (Gary Barlow, Posh and Becks and Noddy Holder) also the famous people who come from here,the famous people who have died here and much more besides. But that would leave me going on forever. Ther best thing you can do is visit the place yourself, well worth the visit!