Trip back in time on Knutsford trail | Knutsford Times

Trip back in time on Knutsford trail

By on March 3, 2019

People in Knutsford are being invited to follow a historic trail that will show what life was like in the town in the 1910’s.

The Knutsford Remembrance Discovery Trail combines archive photographs and ‘snippets’ of information, and was written by Sylvia Chaplin.

Sylvia said: “The trail starts at the Knutsford Centennial War Memorial, then guides you around the town to the places where Knutsfordians, who contributed in so many ways to the service of their country and town during the First World War, lived, worked and spent their leisure time, and enables you to explore the town as they knew it. The stories and of information which came to light during my research for the memorial was matched to the images provided by Mary Gracie to give a trail that hopefully will be in existence for many years and be of interest to residents and visitors alike.”

The Trail was planned and published by Knutsford Town Council as one of the legacies of its First World War commemorative programme and the establishment of the town’s Centennial War Memorial.

Sylvia thanked the Cheshire County Records Office for supplying a number of the images for the booklet, which is available at the Knutsford Town Council offices, Knutsford Heritage Centre, Knutsford Market Hall and Knutsford Library.

The Trail booklet was designed by Booths Hall based Bella Design and Marketing.

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