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Wilmslow is a town in the Borough of Macclesfield in Cheshire. It lies to the south of the city of Manchester between Alderley Edge and Handforth. It forms one of the two unparished areas in the Borough of Macclesfield, the other being the town of Macclesfield itself. Wilmslow is 10 miles due south of Manchester city centre. It is 3 miles from Manchester Airport, it's situated at the top right hand side of Cheshire Wilmslow is in the borough of Macclesfield Geographically it's located in the Cheshire Plain Geologically it's located in the Cheshire Basin. The town's population is 30,326; another 8,000 people live in the immediately surrounding area, including Alderley Edge .The population is slowly increasing. ...read more.


Past Population graph: A graph representing past births from the years 1910-1975 Geographical information: Wilmslow town centre is focused upon Bank Square, Grove Street and Water Lane. Although Bank Square has traditionally provided the location for many of the town's banks, the name in fact originates from the bank, or slope, leading down to the Carrs recreational fields and up towards the railway station. The River Bollin flows through the Carrs and once provided the power source for nearby Quarry Bank Mill, now a National Trust site, as well as enjoyment for the local population. Before the railway came in 1842, Wilmslow comprised only a few farms and a church. Present day: Wilmslow is well known, like Alderley Edge, for having many famous residents, notably footballers, stars of Coronation Street and rich Manchester businessmen. ...read more.


The latter route is commonly known as the Styal Line. There are frequent services to Manchester, Stockport and Crewe plus an hourly service to Shrewsbury and Cardiff. There are a few trains to London Euston. The A34 Manchester to Newcastle-under-Lyme and Winchester road now bypasses the town centre to the east. Manchester Airport lies just four miles to the northwest, but Wilmslow lies away from the approach and departure routes and therefore suffers only slightly from aircraft noise. Industry: Wilmslow is the founding location of clothing giant Umbro who have their headquarters in the area. It is also home to the food technologists of Sainsbury's, and is the centre of operations of the life insurance and pensions firm, Royal London Mutual Insurance. The Information Commissioner's Office, one of the government's executive agencies is also based in Wilmslow. ...read more.

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