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Stretford-5 things to do and see

Stretford is a town inside the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies between the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal. It is near Manchester downtown area and Salford. Stretford is quite tourist destination.

1. Longford Cinema

Longford Cinema

Longford Cinema is located on Stretford Mall, on the eastern side of Chester Road. It is amazing building that stands in the centre of town. Composed by Henry Elder, it was the tallest structure of Art Deco style when it was opened. It is main part of night life in Stretford.

3. The River Mersey

The River Mersey

The River Mersey is a stream in North West England. Its name is gotten from the Anglo-Saxon dialect and deciphers as "limit stream". The waterway is a connection between the antiquated kingdoms of Mercia and Northumbria. The begin of the Mersey is at the juncture of the River Tame and River Goyt.

5. Street of A56

Street of A56

Street of A56 is a street in England which stretches out between the city of Chester and Stretford. It is a mixture of single and double carriageway areas. It is a symbol of this town and you must not miss it.

2. The Great Stone

The Great Stone

The Great Stone, which provided for its name to the Great Stone Road, where it was found is one of Stretford's most barely noticeable historic points. The stone is made out of grindstone and it has rectangular shape. Great Stone is base of an Anglo-Saxon cross shaft. By legend, stone was gradually sinking into the earth, and that its definitive vanishing would stamp the end of the world.

4. The Manchester Ship Canal

The Manchester Ship Canal

The Manchester Ship Canal is almost sixty kilometers long canal that connects Manchester to the Irish Sea. Beginning is at the Mersey Estuary and it goes through Cheshire and Lancashire. Significant historic points near this canal incorporate the Barton Swing Aqueduct, the main swing water system and Trafford Park.

Stretford was a significant part of the nineteenth century life in UK. It was a farming town and in connection with Manchester market. It was plant area too, delivering more than five hundred tons of vegetables every week.

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