Alpraham

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The Travellers Rest

Alpraham is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. Its central area, including a football field, is situated on the A51 road, between Nantwich and Chester, and is about seven miles north-west of Nantwich. The 2011 Census gave the parish's population as 407.[1]

Alpraham used to host the annual Point to point (steeplechase) for the Cheshire Hunt, normally a Saturday towards the end of March. However, due to a lack of spectators, the Alpraham point to point has moved to a new location near the M56

In 1999, Alpraham was involved in a fierce dispute over whether the 'Bunbury' Locks should be renamed. After several petitions from both villages and an averted turf war, it has since changed its name to The Great Canal Locks of Alpraham and Bunbury.

Annually in September, there is a Village Day held at the Alpraham Football Stadium. It is always well attended and so popular that its attracted attention from several local magazines last year. Among the stalls is a cheese tasting stall, face-painting tent as well as several stalls selling goods like mulled wine, jewellery and cookies. There are also tractor rides and a penalty shoot-out competition, which is then followed by a highly competitive tug-of-war.

The Travellers Rest public house is on the Campaign for Real Ale's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors.[2] It was built in about 1850 and extended in 1937, and the interwar interior remains largely unchanged.[3]

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  1. ^ 2001 Census: Alpraham CP, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 14 July 2008 
  2. ^ Brandwood, Geoff (2013). Britain's best real heritage pubs. St. Albans: CAMRA. p. 22. ISBN 9781852493042. 
  3. ^ heritagepubs.org.uk: Historic Pub Interiors, accessdate: 17/08/2014

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Coordinates: 53°8′N 2°37′W / 53.133°N 2.617°W / 53.133; -2.617