Sandbach is a market town in Cheshire, 5 miles from Crewe.
It is on the busy Trent and Mersey Canal, and has been associated for centuries with saltmining.
In the Market Place, side by side, are two richly ornamented Anglo-Saxon crosses made of sandstone. They may date from as early as the 7th century.
Tradition says that they were set up when Peada, son of the Mercian King Penda, married the King of Northumbria's daughter, and converted to Christianity.
There are a number of black and white houses, notably the Old Hall.