A sign of the times?

DID readers see on the Northwest News that two school girls spotted a mistake in the Macclesfield Town History sign on display in the town?

Apparently, Cheshire East Council got the date of the founder of a silk mill wrong by 100 years as the 1800s when it should have been the 1700s.

The council held its hands up and said it would be too costly to replace the sign, so in typical Blue Peter fashion the council stuck on a centenary year sticker to correct the mistake.

I thought you celebrated a centenary in the year it occurs, or if they are celebrating the centenary as indicated, something memorable must have happened in that year to supercede the original event.

Does anyone at Cheshire East know what major relevant event occurred in the year displayed?

This brings me to the CEBC printed lets go cycling map in South East Cheshire some months ago showing town maps.

Despite the map having a key showing one-way streets, the Middlewich section showed no streets marked as such especially in the gyratory road system of Newton Bank in the town.

As a matter of road safety I asked the council to correct or print an addendum.

To date these free ‘advisory’ maps remain without any modification, risking the event of an accident to road users.

Doesn’t the council have its own website showing historical details of its pearl in the crown, Macclesfield and a Google road map?

Alan Langley Middlewich


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