Cheshire Day 2023: What’s Your Cheshire Story?
Share your stories ahead of 30 March
Residents, businesses and organisation across Cheshire and Warrington are being urged to share their story ahead of Cheshire Day 2023.
Cheshire’s story is rich and diverse – with its very own Magna Carta, the nation’s first named cheese, a girl who fell down a rabbit hole to find Wonderland, a county built on salt and one that looks to the stars to deliver the wonders of the universe – all of which have shaped Cheshire into a county to be proud of.
Cheshire Day takes part on March 30 every year and is all about celebrating everything Cheshire.
This year, ahead of the event, residents, businesses and organisations are being asked to share their stories such as why they call Cheshire home, their fondest memories, favourite things to do, all the stories that make Cheshire the best place to live, work and play.
These stories will then be shared to show the world what makes Cheshire so special.
People, businesses, and organisations have already started sharing their own unique Cheshire stories as inspiration for this Cheshire Day.
The Hollies Farm Shop
In 1959, Edward and Rose moved into the Hollies house, in Little Budworth. Their son Richard, who was farming at a local farm at the time, joined them, and this was the start of The Hollies Farm Shop.
The Hollies Farm Shop started as a vegetable stand on the side of the road with an honestly box and grew and grew to the successful Cheshire business it is today.
Richard is now 90 and can still be seen working in the grounds of The Hollies most days, tending to his plants, growing his pumpkins and Christmas trees, and keeping an eye on Phil, Ed and Suzanne, his children and the 3rd generation of The Hollies Farm Shop family.
Macclesfield Town Council
In 2004, Macclesfield was declared a ‘cultural desert’.
Since then, the town has made great strides to get it up there with the best of Cheshire.
The town now boasts plenty of art and culture –substation art projects, the Silk Museum, tours of Paradise Mill, brightly painted pianos in public spaces, the Macclesfield Stripe, Barnaby Festival and the lovingly crafted 'Love Letter to Macc' which grew from it, alongside metal artwork at the train station and the fantastic new #IanCurtis from #JoyDivision mural towards the bottom of the high street.
Just some of the elements that make it a great day out, and part of Cheshire’s unique story.
Matthew Given, UK Group Director for HR at Haier UK, said: “Basing ourselves in Warrington seemed like a really natural step to be able to regularly bring together our teams across commercial and head office operations, with our service team based just down the road in Bolton.
“Birchwood Park massively appealed to us due to its fantastic transport links and ability to widen our reach, meaning we had access to even more fresh talent within close proximity.
“The space we’ve taken has allowed us to create a fantastic brand activation centre, auditorium and meeting centre that showcases our brands perfectly, as well as bringing together colleagues from different functions within the company who were dispersed regionally and may not have had the chance to work collaboratively day-to-day with each other previously.
Steve Chesters, Managing Director of H2O Innovation Specialty Chemicals Group: "What we're doing here in Middlewich, is truly trail-blazing and we're proud to be delivering such cutting-edge chemistry from our Cheshire base. Our location also allows us to plug into some outstanding academic and research capability via regional universities such as UMIST and we look forward to future innovations originating from our team."
Trevor Brocklebank, Chair of Marketing Cheshire said: “This Cheshire Day, we want to show the world that we’re the best place to live, work, study and visit.
“From Chester to Tarporley, Warrington, Macclesfield and Sandbach, what makes Cheshire so special is the people that call it home, the businesses and organisations that thrive here, the stunning landscape and our brilliant towns and villages. That’s why we want to hear from you. To really show what makes Cheshire great we want the people that make Cheshire great to tell their story.
“This could be a memory, why you came to live here or set up your business or just one of the places you think make Cheshire so special.”
To share your Cheshire story, go to https://bit.ly/3XScvi6