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The Swinging Witch pub, Northwich, Cheshire, England

Northwich is a town and civil parish in the county of Cheshire, England. The town is about 18 miles (29 km) east of Chester and 15 miles (24 km) south of Warrington. Northwich has been named as one of the best places to live in the UK according to the Sunday Times in 2014.[1] The town also made the list in 2013.

The area around Northwich has been famous for its salt since Roman times.[2] Then the town was known as Condate. Mines dug under Northwich began collapsing in the late 19th century. Buildings began to disappear as they sank into the mines below.[2] Several of the deep mines have since been filled in under a £28 million project finished in 2007.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gina Bebbington. "Northwich is one of the best places to live in the UK - again". Northwich Guardian. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sue Wilkes (n.d.). "Northwich: The Town With That Sinking Feeling". Time Travel Britain. Retrieved 8 December 2014.