Welcome to the Mobberley Parish Council Website
Welcome to Mobberley
The Parish of Mobberley is reputedly one of the largest in England covering an area of over twelve square miles and now home to over three thousand people. It can trace its history back to the Domesday Book and for three hundred years was home to the Mallory family, the birthplace of both George Leigh Mallory, the mountaineer, and Trafford leigh Mallory, Air Chief Marshal of the RAF during the Second World War.
For centuries the village was almost entirely rural with farming and weaving being the principal occupations. Mills and the textile industry came and went and then in 1901 what became the Ilford Photographic works was built to take advantage of the clean Cheshire air. In time it expanded and was a significant employer, shifting the centre of gravity of the population in its direction. The 21st Century saw the arrival of motorways, commuting and the growth of Manchester Airport whose second runway required the demolition of properties on the northern boundary.
Nevertheless, Mobberley is managing to hold onto its village charm. The Mobberley Wobbly 8 cycle event celebrates what is now admittedly a total of seven public houses , one of which is technically in the neighbouring village of Great Warford. The Rose Queen Festival is held each year in June and is approaching its centenary. The Parish Church of St Wilfrid’s and the Methodist Chapel continue to play an important role in the community and the Primary School is thriving.