It’s published by Heads (Congleton) Ltd, an independent publisher founded in 1893, and is part of a series of newspapers together with the Congleton Chronicle, the Biddulph Chronicle and, since December 2011, the Alsager Chronicle. The series has had only four editors since the company was founded: original founder Robert Head, his son Lionel, John Condliffe – who bought out the company in 1988 – and currently his son Jeremy. All the titles are based at the company’s head office in Congleton.
It was founded in 1959. Its existence meant that when the Crewe Chronicle came to rebrand its local editions as semi-independent titles in 1981, it was unable to do so for its Sandbach edition and had to call it The Chronicle (Sandbach edition) instead.
It comes out on Thursdays; a paid e-edition and iPad/iPhone app are also available. All three newspapers share the same website; the link below is to the Sandbach news page.