Antiques & Collectables

Your Chance to Win An Overnight Stay for Two with Breakfast at Wizards Thatch

Wizards Thatch in the heart of Alderley Edge has been described as “…surely England’s most romantic place to stay.” Looking spookily like it has just jumped out of the pages of a Harry Potter novel, Wizards Thatch is pure nostalgia where you can totally relax and let the centuries old aura cast its spell on […]

20-car auction at inaugural Historic Motorsport International show

International auctioneers Coys will be putting 20 classic and sports cars under the hammer at a new high-octane auction at Historic Motorsport International show on Saturday 25th February in London’s ExCeL. Historic Motorsport International is held alongside the London Classic Car Show, a must attend event in the classic car calendar, and is devoted to […]

Prestbury WI Autumn Fair

  Prestbury WI held an Autumn Fair in the Village Hall for the first time recently.   A variety of stalls selling home produce, crafts, bric a brac and books were put together by the WI members themselves. Other community organisations contributed to the event in an effort to boost their fundraising.   Prestbury Youth […]

Harrier XZ130 Restoration Complete: Aircraft now for sale

Yorkshire-based Jet Art Aviation, who specialise in the restoration of ex-military aircraft for museum and display use, have completed an 18-month long restoration of 1976 Hawker Harrier GR3 serial number XZ130. The aircraft previously served with 4 Sqn in Germany, 1 Sqn, 3 Sqn, 233 OCU, 1453 Flight in the Falklands in 1982. This has been […]

Why didn’t I think of that?

An inventive 11-year-old auctioneer has called time on a problem that has dogged the antiques industry since the turn of the millennium. Ridley Partridge, eldest son of TV antiques expert Adam Partridge, has developed an auctioneer’s block that finally synchronises the online and auction room bidding process. The concept has been developed by ATG Media, […]

An eye for the finer things

Living with precious, delicate and expensive works of art could be a precarious business for Barry Hook. Not so for this fine art expert from Cheshire Meeting Rachel Houston-Holland in her office in Wright Marshall is a test. It is the type of location where you could imagine the hapless Frank Spencer causing absolute mayhem. […]

A Victorian Tale of Love and Abandonment

Staff at Dunham Massey are busy getting the Hall ready for new season opening on Saturday, 27 February, and are also putting the final touches to a new exhibition. ‘Dunham’s Lost Years – A Victorian Tale of Love and Abandonment’  charts a turbulent period in Dunham’s history, as Katie Taylor, house & collections manager explains:: “Over […]

Archaeology Week – Free event

Middlewich Town Council is joining forces with Cheshire Libraries and Heritage Lottery Fund to complete a new exhibition in Middlewich Library. We are taking part in Archaeology Week run by the Council for British Archaeology, a special event to help us achieve our goals of having a new exhibition space and ‘virtual museum’ website. Come along […]

Meet a very special tractor

Visitors to Tatton’s farm on June 20th and 21st will be in for a real treat as Fergie, a very special tractor, will be spending the weekend there. He’s a tractor with soul and one you can’t help loving. Staff at Tatton were touched by his story and how, for a long long time, he […]

Henshaws’ fashion fundraiser success

Manchester’s oldest charity, Henshaws Society for Blind People, held its first fashion fundraiser event recently at Alderley Edge Cricket Clubraising vital funds to support people living with sight loss and other disabilities. More than eighty people attended the event. Models strutted their stuff down the catwalk in different outfits displaying the spring and summer trends from Xpose […]

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