Local History

90th birthday party for first lady of education in Macclesfield

King’s Girls’ Division pupils threw a party for Macclesfield’s first lady of education to celebrate Beryl Footman’s 90th birthday. Miss Footman, as she is still affectionately known to thousands of former pupils, transformed Macclesfield High School in the sixties and seventies from a seed bed for secretaries, nurses and housewives into a thoroughly modern institution in […]

Manchester High brings Suffragettes to the City

A ‘Suffragettes in the City’ event was hosted by Manchester High School for Girls (MHSG) at Harvey Nichols in Manchester. The occasion recognised the school’s close connection with the Pankhurst sisters and 100 years of votes for women, as well as the milestone of welcoming the 100th Pankhurst bursary girl to MHSG. More than £21,000 […]

Lowry dealer shuts up shop after 60 years in the art world

One of the North West’s most renowned fine art dealers is bowing out after more than 60 years in the business. George Aird, 84, who was a friend of the late LS Lowry and whose clients included many of the region’s leading business and sports figures, is due to close his Grove Leigh Galleries in […]

Channel 4’s ‘Great Canal Journeys’ Comes to Cheshire’s Salt Works Museum

On Thursday 14 June, Cheshire’s multi award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich, Cheshire, was filmed for Channel 4’s highly successful ‘Great Canal Journeys’ starring Timothy West and Prunella Scales. Filming also featured their son, actor Sam West and their daughter Juliet West was also on site. The duo and their son were filmed around […]

Buckets of help from Congleton Carnival

Congleton Carnival has been able to support 14 local groups and charities with a share of £3,200 donated by the public in the traditional bucket collections that accompany the carnival parade. 15 of the groups attended a cheque presentation on Wednesday 16th May, the final public engagement of the out-going Mayor Councillor Charles Booth. Many […]

Councillor Suzie Akers Smith is new Congleton Town Mayor

A hundred years after women first got the vote, Congleton Town Council has appointed three women to take lead civic roles in the town. Councillor Suzie Akers Smith was elected as the new Town Mayor. Cllr Sally-Ann Holland as the Deputy Mayor and Clara Jackson from the Congleton Air Cadets (230) Squadron as the Mayor’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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