Sandbach is a delightful market town in South Cheshire, ideally located on the M6 and within easy reach of Manchester, to the north and the North West and Birmingham, to the south and the Midlands.
With the changes in transport infrastructure and peoples desire to move out from the cities into a mroe rural location, Sandbach has grown and flourished in recent years as a desirable residential location and commuter town.
Granted a Royal Charter by Elizabeth I, after petitioning by the landowner, Sir John Radclyffe of Ordsall, Sandbach has been a market town since 1579 with a busy market still being held every Thursday in the market square.
The town has a great history in transport, being the historic home of both ERF and Foden trucks and although neither of these companies have any presence in the town these days, the links with the transport world are maintained and celebrated in the very popular Sandbach Transport Festival which takes place in early spring. Happily the Fodens Brass Band, originally set up for the employees of Fodens is still based in the town.