Alsager, situated alongside
the Staffordshire border, is a picturesque and
thriving town which has managed to retain its
rural charm. It is known that for centuries it was
an agricultural village taking its name from the
principal family in residence there. John Alsager,
last of the male issue of that family, died at the
end of the 18th century leaving three sisters,
none of whom subsequently married.|
And it is to Miss Mary, Miss
Judith and Miss Margaret Alsager that the
present town owes its beginnings.
Alsager has two parish churches of note in addition to places of worship for Roman Catholics and Nonconformists.
These are Christ Church and St. Mary Magdalene.
The former is the older and was erected by the Misses Alsager in 1789.
St. Mary Magdalene's was completed in 1898 although the tower, which figured largely in the specifications, was never built.
Attached to the town's Comprehensive School is the Leisure Centre which is jointly used by pupils and the public. The Centre has a large sports hall, gymnasium, swimming pool, squash courts, outdoor floodlit artificial pitch together with a licensed bar and refreshment facilities. For outdoor recreation there is a private 18 hole golf course, public playing fields, together with tennis, bowls, football and cricket clubs.
Mere also presents a picturesque stretch of
Walkers are well catered for.
The Salt Line and Merelake Way have their origins from the mid 1800's when both the former railway lines were opened with the primary function of carrying minerals to and from Stoke-on-Trent.
These walkways also connect up with other public footpaths through the countryside.
Alsager is served by trains on the Crewe to Stoke and Derby route and bus services provide links with nearby towns. The Trent and Mersey Canal is also nearby. Ample free car parking is provided in the town centre.
The centre of Alsager also provides adequate facilities for local shopping. In addition a varied selection of establishments provide a range of dining out places for that special occasion including inexpensive ones for bar snacks, etc. Several hotels, both large and small, cater for tourists and business users alike and some of the additional facilities available cover conferences and leisure activities.