Arts & Crafts

Market Traders to Host Quiz Night in Support of Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Knutsford Market Hall will host a quiz night on Thursday 12th July from 7 p.m. to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. All the traders will be involved in the event which will take place in the Market Hall.  Food will be available to purchase from The Market Café as well as a selection […]

Something for Everyone at Prestbury Choral Society’s Spring Concert

Prestbury Choral Society’s recent ‘Singing Day’ was a real treat for the many singers from far and wide who attended. There was a short performance for family and friends at the end of the day, and everyone went away on a high. Now in good voice, the choral society are preparing for their forthcoming Spring […]

Abbey College Manchester Students Showcase Artistic Talents

Talented students at Abbey College Manchester have been recognised for their artistic abilities, following a creative competition. Art and Photography students from the leading independent college entered the challenge by submitting one image which they captured during a recent trip to Madrid. The students were given the invaluable opportunity to be inspired by the sights and sounds of […]

Spinney Donation Funds Chelford Community Hub

Company bosses Ben and Charlie Holland have been thanked for funding the running costs of a vital village community hub for the next twelve months. The brothers, directors of Cranage-based motorhome and caravan dealership Spinney, donated £5,000 to the newly-formed charity, Chelford Community Hub. The Hub was established in January with a view to taking […]

Academic Teaching

In my last article on “The 4th R in Education – Relationships” I noted that a headmaster I had previously worked with defined teaching as being fundamentally about “communication and relationships.” Whilst I agreed with him I believe it missed a third, vital, component – a teacher’s subject knowledge, writes Simon Smith. This may seem […]

Knutsfordians invited to consultation on future of Knutsford Market Hall

Knutsfordians are invited to a public consultation to view the plans for the Market Hall building on Tuesday 10th April between 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Knutsford Market Hall on Silk Mill Street. Knutsford Town Council announced it was working with local architects SiCa to demolish the existing Market Hall and re-build a new hall to […]

New £100,000 canning line installed at The Mobberley Brewhouse

Craft beers producer, The Mobberley Brewhouse, is ramping up production of its craft beers with the installation of a state-of- the-art canning line. This coincides with ‘Batch 1000’, an imperial IPA that will be released in limited quantities to celebrate the brewery’s 1000th brew. Founder and CEO James Roberts said: “Last year we launched a […]

The 4th R’ in education – relationships

Simon Smith arrived at Rydal Penrhos in January 2017 following six years at Haileybury as deputy head (Academic), where he taught History and was also a senior boarding house tutor, Year 7 tutor and refereed many football and rugby matches. Prior to Haileybury, Simon was at Worth School in Sussex for 11 years where he […]

That’s Your Lot!

Working with rare pieces of art, antiques and collectables is a dream job for many, but for those who work at Wright Marshall auctioneers, it’s a reality. Johanna Bolhoven went to meet Rachel Houston-Holland, regional head of fine art, at their Knutsford salesroom. Wright Marshall is one of the leading auction houses serving Cheshire, Derbyshire, South Lancashire, North Wales, […]

Historic city tower complex to tell a new story of the history of Chester

Chester’s medieval Water Tower complex is set to undergo a refurbishment over the next few months to create a new heritage attraction telling the story of the city’s walls, and the people who built, maintained and lived within them over 2,000 years. The exhibition, called ‘Within These Walls’, will replace the current Sick to Death visitor attraction, which was famously home […]

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