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Middlewich is a small town in Mid-Cheshire, in the North West of England, some 20 miles east of Chester, and approximately mid-way between the great cities of Liverpool and Manchester. Like many such places, it has a Big History that is well over two thousand years long. And, as this Introduction relates, it is a place that has experienced and participated in events and developments of international significance. This is the story of how and why this small town, blessed with an actively interested community and Council, has taken a series of important initiatives with key chapters of its heritage.