Local History

Valerie is write up there!

Actor and writer, Valerie Bundy from Altrincham, has won a national screenwriting competition with Grazia magazine. Grazia teamed up with BAFTA to find an exciting new talent in screenwriting and after a nationwide search, and hundreds of entries Valerie was picked as the winner. The competition, which sought to find someone with the potential to be the next […]

Jodrell Bank Observatory added to UNESCO World Heritage Site List

Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The observatory becomes the 32nd UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UK and joins the prestigious list alongside international sites such as Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. Jodrell Bank, owned by the University of Manchester, is famous […]

The Joshua Tree ‘breaks ground’ on its new support centre

Construction has begun on The Joshua Tree’s new purpose-built support centre in Sandiway following 13 years of fundraising. Due for completion during early 2020, the centre will provide an appropriate and much-needed environment for families, accommodating children of all ages from toddlers through to teenagers. It will feature a multi-functional activity room, counselling suites, soft […]

Cheshire Freemasons present minibus to Greater Manchester Scouts

A delegation of Freemasons attended Linett Clough Scout Camp near Marple recently to present a fully fitted 17-seater minibus to Greater Manchester East Scouts. Steve Holloway, County Commissioner was delighted to take ownership of the vehicle and on receipt of the keys said: “We are very grateful to the Cheshire Freemasons for providing us with […]

‘Love Your Local Market’ in Knutsford

Local Market fortnight has been launched with a rousing performance from Egerton Primary School Choir at Knutsford’s indoor market hall. Visitors were treated to a beautiful performance from the choir after a short speech from Knutsford Town Mayor, councillor Peter Coan. ‘Love your Local Market’ fortnight extends until May 31st and Knutsford Market Hall traders […]

The Art of Photography

From the gnarled, sun-leathered face of an Indian drifter caught on the platform of Delhi Station, to the crumbling majesty of a former cotton mill in Salford, this exhibition features some of the most poignant photography of the 21st century, writes Malcolm Storer. Peter Aitchison’s work depicts a chance encounter with a person or a […]

Cheshire Freemasons give £25,000 to Neuro Muscular Centre

At the recent Gala Dinner and fund raising event a cheque for £25,000 was presented to the Neuro Muscular Centre on behalf of the Cheshire Freemasons’ Charity. Based in Winsford, the centre supports those in need from across the whole of Cheshire, the Wirral and beyond. The donation will enable the centre to purchase specialised […]

It’s full steam ahead at Anderton Boat Lift

It will be full steam ahead at Cheshire’s giant Anderton Boat Lift, near Northwich when it holds a free, family-friendly, Steam Festival on Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May, between 10.30am and 3.00pm. The event will see the grounds of the Anderton Boat Lift, a pinnacle of Victorian industrial engineering, transformed by steam-powered traction […]

Chester Freemasons organise prostate screening.

Cheshire View Masonic Hall recently hosted a prostate screening session, with more than 200 local people attending. The test is very simple, a ‘sharp scratch’ as they say and samples are sent away to be tested for PSA. Prostate Specific Antigen is carried in the blood and raised levels of PSA can indicate an increased chance […]

Anderton Boat Lift’s 7th Beer, Bands & Burgers Festival

Cheshire’s Anderton Boat Lift near Northwich, owned by the Canal & River Trust, has today announced that its seventh annual beer and cider festival, featuring bands and burgers, will be held between Friday 24 May and Sunday 26 May. In what promises to live up to the success of previous festivals, there will be twelve […]

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