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Discover wonders of our town

This is a final call to have your say in our quest to find the Seven Wonders of Macclesfield.

This is a final call to have your say in our quest to find the Seven Wonders of Macclesfield.

Our appeal to find the heartbeat of the town, to discover those wonders, natural, man-made and cultural,  which make Macclesfield what it is today, has received dozens of entries.

Next week we will be announcing a short list and asking you to vote for your favourites.

But you still have a few days left to nominate your hidden gems.

This week’s nominations are for St George’s Street Baptist Church and Danes Moss nature reserve.

The church was built in the 1860s and much of the building has remained unaltered.

It has been nominated by Kaye Davies, from Tytherington.

She said: “It is an exquisite, non-conformist chapel that has been unaltered. The hall downstairs was not only used for worship but dramatic productions as well.

“One of the most interesting elements is the uneven wooden floor underneath the carpet. At the end of the Second World War the flooring need to be replaced. With no wood anywhere, the congregation were sent home to find what they could.

“People returned with scrap wood, old doors and skirting boards and it was enough to refloor the hall. It’s amazing.” Danes Moss nature reserve is a 33-acre lowland raised bog. As rare and threatened habitat it is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is managed by the Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

It is nominated by Rachel Giles, who said: “It is the largest lowland raised bog in Cheshire and important in a national context. The site, which is open to visitors, supports high numbers of dragonfly, damselfly and butterfly species as well as rare species of sphagnum moss.”

To have your say email your suggestions and a short explanation to stuart.greer@menmedia.co.uk . Alternatively drop in your nominations or post items to us at Office 1c, 11 Market Place, Macclesfield, SK10 1DX.

 

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