Local History

Knutsford Town Council takes ownership of its Toft Road office building.

Freehold of the Council Offices’ Building, along with its grounds and the library garden, have been ‘gifted’ to Knutsford Town Council by Cheshire East Council as a community asset transfer. Negotiation between the councils has been ongoing for several years since Cheshire East Council formally approved the transfer in 2018. This is the fourth transfer […]

Knutsford Heritage Centre raising funds for King Canute Sculpture

Knutsford Heritage Centre is hoping to raise enough funds to commission local sculpture, Andy Burgess, to create a life-size sculpture of King Canute. The much-loved King Street-based centre is already home to ‘The Green Man,’ and to a selection of May Day crowns and memorabilia. Now it wants to add the sculpture to its attractions. […]

Cheshire Woman of the Award 2022

The Cheshire Woman of the Year Award has been recognising amazing women since 1984 and has raised nearly £300,000 throughout the last 35 years to help children across Cheshire and Wirral. The Award recognises women from all walks of life who have shown great personal courage, achieved outstanding professional success or given exceptional service to […]

Congleton In Bloom’s first ‘volunteer morning’ of the year.

Calling all green-fingered and handy volunteers! Congleton In Bloom hosts its first volunteer morning of 2022 on Saturday March 05. Meeting in Congleton Community Garden, Lawton Street from 10am-12noon, there will be a variety of activities to join in with. Volunteers can do as little, or as much, as they want during this time; the […]

Knutsford residents knit poppies for Knutsford Market Hall

A local knitting group has been busy knitting 400 poppies for a display in Knutsford Market Hall ahead of Remembrance Sunday. Knitted in Knutsford was set up 7 years ago by Knutsford resident Val Pallister when a friend asked her to make a ‘twiddle’ aid for her mother who was suffering from dementia. This led […]

Anatomy of a Masterpiece – ‘Infinity Mirrored Rooms’ by Yayoi Kusama

In the sixth and final article of the series, our art critic, Malcolm Storer, examines and dissects some of the supreme masterpieces of Western Art, scrutinising the artists who made them, and why, when and where they were created.     ‘Infinity Mirrored Rooms’ by Yayoi Kusama I want to end this series by looking at […]

Calling all ‘Little Einsteins’ – The UK’s 1st Atomic Prep School

At Yorston Lodge Prep School you are never too young to start honing your skills for the workplace of tomorrow. With an exciting new scholarship programme in place, we look forward to widening the world of Yorston discovery to a whole host of new talented primary aged students. Offering families a winning combination of proven […]

Gaynor’s Social Scene

My Chat With A World Champion John H. Stracey, born on September 22, 1950, is a former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1978; a former welterweight world champion, beating Jose Napoles in Mexico City, he held the WBC and lineal welterweight titles between 1975 and 1976. John, who is a close family friend, was a delight to chat to; […]

‘Anatomy of a Masterpiece’ – ‘The Policeman’s Daughter’

In the fifth of his series of six articles, our art critic, Malcolm Storer, examines and dissects some of the supreme masterpieces of Western Art, scrutinising the artists who made them, and why, when and where they were created.     ‘The Policeman’s Daughter’ by Paula Rego A seemingly innocent image of a young woman dutifully […]

Cheshire Freemasons Support Local Carers in time of Emergency

Ex Guardsman and active Freemason George Hughes, regularly supports the Chester and District Federation of the Blind (CDFB). During the Covid-19 lockdown, the organisation has been forced to close all clubs and shops resulting in a lack of much needed funds, something George and fellow members of Runcorn’s Freemasons Lodge were determined to do something […]

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