• Welcome to Frodsham Pictures 2020

    Despite the challenges of this year, we still managed to take some photographs during the summer months. Although the working from home saves on that bumper to bumper morning commute, fuels and stress, it does make everyone feel as if they are living in a rabbit hutch and not sure which towns they are allowed to visit and which they are not.

    Despite the year being a cheesgrater of a playslide we've all learned to cope and adapt. You wonder if life will ever be the same again. Let's hope Pfizer, BioNTech, Astra Zeneca or others can come up with a vaccine next year so we can go into Morrisons without steaming up glasses and wondering if shoppers are going to buy the fruit they've just handled.

    This year's Frodsham Christmas lights switch-on is to be a low-key affair.

    Anyway, that aside, welcome to our town of Frodsham in the country of Cheshire, England, UK.

    Frodsham is a market town of historic buildings, beautiful parklands, canals, pubs with a strong sense of community. The town lies within the country of Cheshire, England UK. Its population is over 10,000 and it is located approximately 3 miles south of Runcorn or 16 miles south of Liverpool.

    The River Weaver runs to its northeast and on the west it overlooks the estuary of the River Mersey. The A56 road and the Chester–Manchester railway line pass through the town, and the M56 motorway passes to the northwest.

    Frodsham is derived from the old words Frod (an old spelling of Ford) and ham which means a village or homestead; hence Frod's village or the Village on the Ford (Ford-ham). Though a more obscure etymology exists which suggests the name means "promontory into marsh". This probably makes sense considering that Frodsham had a promontory castle very close to marshland, though it was more of a fortified Manor or gaol than an actual castle.

    Frodsham's nearby attractions include Castle Park Arts Centre and Lady Heyes Craft and Antiques Restoration Centre. A market is held each Thursday along the the main street.

    In medieval times Frodsham was an important borough and port. It was awarded its borough charter in 1209 (an honoury distinction) by Earl Ranulf de Bluneville, 6th Earl of Chester in 1209. The town celebrated its 800 year birthday in 2009.

    Seal of Ranulf Count of Chester and of Lincoln

    My little pony

    Ordanance Survey map 1900

    In medieval times Frodsham was an important borough and port. It was awarded its borough charter in 1209 (an honoury distinction) by Earl Ranulf de Bluneville, 6th Earl of Chester in 1209. The town celebrated its 800 year birthday in 2009.

    Frodsham's viability as a trading centre had been emphasised by the presence of the "big five" clearing banks and several building societies, although branches of HSBC and NatWest have since disappeared.

    The town (status granted in 1993 by the town council in from its previous 'village' status) has seen a lot of development of shops and premises with alcohol licences, with the opening of many contemporary-style bars, restuarants, take-away food shops and public houses in the presence of small, specialised businesses operating from town-centre shops. The town also has many ameneties including a leisure centre, community centre and a large public park.

    • Panoramic Pictures


      Check out our new Panoramic Page.

    • Now and then


      Reveal how Frodsham used to look.
      A tiny planet photo of Castle Park gardens

    • 3D Sound


      Binaural recordings of Frodsham.
      Dummy Microphone head

    • Gigapixel image

      wide letterbox image of St Laurence's Church

  • What's the weather like in Frodsham?

    All our weather is hand-picked and carefully tailored to your unique needs. During the months of October and November we're currently doing a special deal on rain.


  • What can you do in Frodsham?

    Attractions

  •  Castle Park
  •  Lady Heyes
  •  Frodsham Watersports
  •  Hover Force
  •  Hill view Llamas
  •  Hob Hey Wood
  •  The Sandstone Trail
  •  Overton Hill

    There are a lot of historic buildings in Frodsham. The full Frodsham panel appears on tourists boards throughout the town.

    Frodsham's Coat of Arms

    This is the Coat of Arms for the Frodsham family name that you see on your browser tab


  • How do you get to Frodsham?

    This way



  • What's this bee logo I see around Frodsham?

    You may see this emblem dotted around Frodsham Businesses, Council media and on tourist panels.

    Frodsham Bee Click on the bee to find out more.

    The 'Frodsham Bee' emblem adopted by Frodsham Town Council


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