Local History

Raising a glass to Knutsford May Day

Knutsford Beer Festival has chosen the town’s Royal May Day Festival as one of its community projects for the year. “Knutsford Royal May Day is a fantastic local cause,” said the Beer Festival’s marketing manager, Rachel Bishop. “We know smaller local charities struggle for funding compared with larger charities and we wanted to ensure we […]

Winner! Jenny from High Legh wins our latest competition

Recently, I had the pleasure of informing another lucky reader of their success in being selected as a winner of one of our latest reader competitions. Jennifer Ruddock, who lives on Egerton in High Legh, near Knutsford in Cheshire, will soon be enjoying a two-night stay for two at Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel in Chester. […]

Random Acts of Kindness in Chester

Lucky city centre visitors were surprised with free coffee, lunch and complimentary gifts, as CH1ChesterBID’s Welcome Ambassadors helped the city celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day. Dressed in their three-piece suits and ‘Kindness Crew’ caps, Luka Jake-Morrell and Monica Roman spent the day spreading thoughtful acts of kindness to people on Chester’s high street. A […]

Businesses to ‘Batter it Out’ in Mayor’s Fun Pancake Race

Knutsford’s businesses; pubs, restaurants and community groups are being urged to support the town’s Mayor, Cllr Peter Coan, by joining him for his Fun Pancake Race on Tuesday 5th March.  The race will take place outside the Council Offices on Toft Road between 12.00 noon – 1.00pm. Teams of four can enter and pre-register, by downloading […]

Cheshire Freemasons give £1million to support good causes

Head of the Cheshire Freemasons, Stephen Blank, recently welcomed a number of local dignitaries and charity representatives and voluntary workers to a celebratory evening to hear how organisations have benefited from £1Million donated by Cheshire Freemasons over the past 12 months or so. The event was well attended by charities and organisations from across Cheshire, […]

Cheshire East plans for HS2 arrival

Cheshire East Council is moving forward with plans for the arrival of HS2 by considering the impact and opportunities it will create around Crewe railway station. Draft plans show the next part of the emerging Crewe station hub area action plan (CSHAAP), and are on the agenda at a meeting of the strategic planning board […]

Delamere Dairy is the main ring sponsor at the Royal Cheshire County Show 2019

The Royal Cheshire County Show has welcomed Knutsford-based Delamere Dairy as principal partner, sponsoring the main ring, for the third successive year. The company has been involved with the show for many years. Delamere Dairy started life thirty-four years ago, in Delamere Forest, when Liz and Roger Sutton bought their first three goats. Today, headquartered […]

Cheshire’s ‘New Breed’ of Entrepreneur

There is a ‘new breed’ of entrepreneur around. The last ten years have been challenging at best. The economic crisis hit some business sectors like a whirlwind, writes Matthew Robinson. Out of the downturn a new breed of entrepreneur emerged with a different attitude; different values, different goals and armed with new ways of doing […]

Arley fundraiser supports local children’s cancer charity

Festive spirit arrived early at Arley Hall as guests browsed an array of more than 75 stalls at the annual Arley Hall Shopping Spectacular, held at the home of Lord and Lady and sponsored by Boodles. The event raised £37,000 for The Joshua Tree, a Northwich-based children’s cancer charity. A preview shopping evening saw visitors […]

CAFT charity ball raises record amount

Guests at a White Christmas themed Ball raised an astonishing £140,000 for local children’s charity, the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust on Saturday 8th December at Mere Golf Resort & Spa.  Photographs kindly supplied by Andrew Collier Photography The charity’s 21st annual ball was attended by 450 guests – that’s 150 more than the previous year, helping […]

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