A-Z of Crewe
- Paul Hurley
15th October 2019
Crewe was just a small settlement in east Cheshire until the arrival of the railways in the nineteenth century. The town was located on an important junction on routes from Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and London. It quickly grew up around the railway in the Victoria era to become one of the largest towns in Cheshire, with much of Crewe and its amenities being built by the railway. The town also attracted other major industries, notably Rolls-Royce. Although Rolls-Royce no longer manufactures in the town, luxury car production is continued by Bentley and some railway maintenance work also continues at Crewe.
A–Z of Crewe delves into the history of this Cheshire town. It highlights the well-known landmarks, famous residents and digs beneath the surface to uncover some of the lesser-known facts about the town. Significant moments in its history are covered as well as its notable buildings and other features, including famous names associated with Crewe, from its beginnings to the present day. This fascinating A–Z tour of Crewe’s history is fully illustrated and will appeal to all those with an interest in this part of Cheshire.