Local History

It’s behind you! – 40 Years of Prestbury Panto.

This year, Prestbury Youth Pantomime is celebrating the staging of its 40th consecutive pantomime, writes Malcolm Storer. A lot has changed since the first production of Cinderella back in 1980, but the ethos of the group has remained the same, as Chairman Iain MacLeod and Secretary Emma Hine were keen to point out when we […]

Success in STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts and Mathematics) at Alderley Edge School for Girls

Alderley Edge School for Girls continues its celebrations this week, after reporting huge success at GCSE – particularly in the light of uncertainty over the newly reformed GCSE examinations and with the majority of subjects now reporting numerical rather than letter grades. The percentage of equivalent A/A* grades achieved by students this year has increased, […]

Abbey College Manchester students’ exceptional GCSE success

Abbey College Manchester is celebrating its students’ exceptional GCSE results today (23 August). The city centre-based college is delighted to announce that 20% of all examinations taken were graded at 9-8; 32% at 9-7; 57% at 9-6 and 85% at 9-4. Principal, Liz Elam, commented: “This year’s GCSE results are excellent and we are very […]

Cricket club’s marquee week a huge success

Rugby World Cup winning star Will Greenwood helped to kick off this year’s popular Sporting Lunch at Neston Cricket’s Club’s annual Marquee Week. Greenwood was guest speaker at the Sporting Lunch, which was packed with business people from companies across the region. The event was sponsored by IP company Forresters plus associate sponsors Macbryde Homes […]

Hillcrest Homes to purchase The King’s School’s Cumberland Street Site

Award winning luxury house builder, Hillcrest Homes, has agreed to purchase a landmark site on Cumberland Street in Macclesfield Town Centre from The King’s School. The site currently occupies the oldest of the 500-year-old independent school’s buildings: a 19th century Grade II listed building, formerly the main school and now a library, and an early […]

University Lodge of Chester / AMULL Prize goes to outstanding student Connor

The University Lodge of Chester No.4477 and the Association of Medical, University & Legal Lodges (AMULL) recognise Connor Elliman for his outstanding contribution and commitment to Performing Arts over his three years of study at the University of Chester. Connor was clearly delighted to received his award for academic and artistic excellence at level 6 […]

Golf takes new direction at Mottram Hall

Jason Davies is preparing to embrace a new challenge in his burgeoning career after being appointed as director of golf at Mottram Hall in Prestbury, Cheshire. Davies has taken up his new post at the four-star QHotels resort having worked in a succession of key golf roles at golf clubs and resorts across north-west England […]

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 […]

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