Sale, Greater Manchester
Town of Sale, Greater Manchester
Sale is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England.
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Lying beside the River Mersey, Sale is located 10 km. (6 miles) south-west of Manchester City Centre and has a population of around 52,000.
Sale is neighboured by the towns of Altrincham and Stretford and is within the historic county boundaries of Cheshire.
Sale has a long history, dating back to at least the 12th century.
The town of Sale was a small farming and weaving community, until it grew into a Manchester commuter town with the arrival of the Bridgewater Canal in 1765 and the railway in 1849.
Official Town of Sale, Greater Manchester website: www.rochdale.gov.uk