Sitting in Trafford, Greater Manchester, Sale makes its home on the south bank of the River Mersey. Sale is a hugely desirable place to live, being home to commuters in to Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham to the south.
It was the arrival of the Bridgewater Canal in Sale in 1765 which saw it take off as an urban area in its own right. This was propelled by the railway in 1849, firmly making it a commuter town.
Nonetheless, cottage industries have thrived here, and it is still an area of economic interest today.