is a small town in the north of the county of Shropshire
. It was originally founded by the Romans and was during Roman times called Mediolanum. It is a crossroads for roads from Nantwich
and Shrewsbury, Shropshire
, among others, and has a railway station on the line from Crewe
down the English side of the Welsh border towards Cardiff
It is the home of the famous JB Joyce tower clocks company, whose clocks can be found around the world in places such as Singapore and Kabul.
The current name comes from the phrase White church, referring to an old church from Norman times made from white stone. The current church of St. Alkmunds stands on the site of the Norman church. It also been known during its history as Album Monasterium and Blancminster.
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