Altrincham


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Altrincham

(ôl`trĭng-əm), town (1991 pop. 39,528), Trafford metropolitan district, W central England. A suburb of Manchester, it has a textile-printing industry and engineering works and is also noted for its market gardens. The town's growth was stimulated by the construction of the Bridgewater Canal in 1760.
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Altrincham

a residential town in NW England, in Trafford unitary authority, Greater Manchester. Pop.: 40 695 (2001)
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