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Deja vu Frodsham

PUBLISHED: 21:27 14 November 2009 | UPDATED: 14:33 20 February 2013

Parish church by Gordon Wilkinson (www.gordonwilkinson.com)

Parish church by Gordon Wilkinson (www.gordonwilkinson.com)

Wander around the historic town of Frodsham for the first time and you may have a feeling of deja vu. This is because you could have seen some of its ancient picturesque buildings on television or film.

Wander around the historic town of Frodsham for the first time and you may have a feeling of dj vu. This is because you could have seen some of its ancient picturesque buildings on television or film.

This enchanting small market town in Cheshire has provided the backdrop for BBC's Merseybeat, Channel 4's Hollyoaks and appeared as Thomas Hardy's Wesses in ITV's Far From The Madding Crowd. It also became Sherwood Forest in the Hollywood version of Robin Hood.

Frodsham, which changed from a village to a town in 1992, is also famous for its market which has been held there every Thursday since 1661 when King Charles II granted a Letters Patent under his Seal of England for Frodsham to hold a market.

Frodshamites, as residents are known, are very proud of their beautiful main shopping street, which boasts being one of the widest roads in England and houses today's market. And justifiably so. The stalls are many and varied and run the whole length of the main street yet do not inconvenience the traffic at all.

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