Altrincham Through Time

The market town of Altrincham, historically a part of Cheshire but now part of the metropolitan borough of Trafford, has a rich history. The name Altrincham is derived from the old English meaning the homestead of Aldhere’s people. The Roman road to Chester ran through Altrincham, but there is no evidence that the Romans ever settled in the market town. Altrincham’s market was created by charter in 1290 and in the medieval times a court leet was established, the town eventually becoming a bor…

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