Frodsham, an ancient Anglo-Saxon settlement, is featured in the Domesday Book. In medieval times it was an
important borough and port belonging to the earls of Chester. Ranulph de Bluneville, 6th Earl of Chester, awarded
Frodsham its Borough Charter in 1209. The village became a town in July 1992 and elected its first Mayor.
The bee, incorporated in the regalia, was adopted by Frodsham in honour of Rev William Charles Cotton - a former
vicar and an authority on bee keeping.
Location & Access
The picturesque town is situated in the shadow of Frodsham Hill in the County of Cheshire in the northwest of England.
The River Weaver flows into the Mersey Estuary and the Manchester Ship Canal passes through Frodsham.
Frodsham is part of the North West European Parliamentary Region with nine MEPs and Weaver Vale Parliamentary
Constituency (represented by Graham Evans, MP).
Frodsham is a vibrant market town with more than 200 small businesses and opportunities for trades-people.
It has a vigorous and caring community that is exemplified by its 100+ clubs, societies & voluntary sector
organisations. The town is well served for its health and education needs.
Leisure & Entertainment
Frodsham provides many facilities and opportunities for leisure and entertainment. The Community Centre,
Castle Park Arts Centre, restaurants, public houses, and places of worship provide a focus for like-minded people
Sports and hobbies are at the heart of the town's life. Residents and visitors are involved in playing/organising
most of the popular outdoor and indoor sports.
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