Even though the 2008 by-election was fought under mainly blue skies, the impression was given that Crewe was an uninspiring and even grim town, its shopping centre surrounded by terraced housing, and a place devoid of green spaces.
And I say baloney to that. Crewe is not such a bad place: for starters, it’s an ideal base for commuting to Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Stoke and even Birmingham. Housing is affordable. The town centre could do with updating, but the shops are fairly typical for a middling size town. And the countryside is close at hand, with lots of walks and cycle paths to try out.
Enough of the pleading: here is a photo collection of the kinds of sights you can see in and around Crewe. It’s not such a grim place.