Broadheath, Greater Manchester

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Broadheath is a suburb of Altrincham in Greater Manchester, England. It is historically part of the county of Cheshire, and has a Warrington postcode.

Industry[edit]

At Broadheath's height as an industrial area, its industries supported perhaps 12,000 employees. Over the years most of those manufacturing companies have either closed or relocated. Famous companies that used to be based in Broadheath include the machine tool manufacturers George Richards,[1] H. W. Kearns,[2] and Churchill. Other companies include Budenberg, Linotype,[3] Luke & Spencer,[4] H. F. O'Brien, Wheelabrator Tilghman, Record Electrical,[5] and Thornton-Pickard.

Governance[edit]

Broadheath is part of Trafford Metropolitan Borough of Greater Manchester. The ward of Broadheath has three out of sixty three seats on Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council, and as of the 2014 local elections all three seats were held by the Labour Party. The councillors representing Broadheath on Trafford Council are Denise Western, Helen Boyle and Louise Dagnall.[6]

Since 1997, Broadheath has formed part of the Altrincham and Sale West Constituency, before that it was encompassed by the Altrincham and Sale constituency. Since 1997 it had been represented in the House of Commons by the Conservative MP, Graham Brady.[7] This is one of two Conservative-held seats in Greater Manchester.

Shops[edit]

There are several groups of shops in Broadheath, including the retail park.

Schools[edit]

Broadheath Primary School.

Churches[edit]

St Alban's Church, Broadheath.[8]

Sports[edit]

Woodheys Park pitch and putt.[9]

Transport[edit]

Broadheath railway station served the district between 1853 and closure in 1962. Passenger trains ran from Manchester via Sale to Broadheath and on to Lymm and Warrington.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Richards and Co". Gracesguide.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  2. ^ "H. W. Kearns and Co". Gracesguide.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Linotype Co". Gracesguide.co.uk. 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Luke and Spencer". Gracesguide.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Record Electrical Co". Gracesguide.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  6. ^ "Broadheath:Councillors in this Ward". Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  7. ^ "Altrincham and Sale West". London: Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-01. [dead link]
  8. ^ "St. Albans Broadheath". St. Albans Broadheath. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]

Coordinates: 53°24′N 2°21′W / 53.400°N 2.350°W / 53.400; -2.350