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  • Signed copy of Cranford Returns to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

    A signed copy of Cranford once gifted by Elizabeth Gaskell to a friend has been returned to her Manchester home after over 110 years. Purchased by the Gaskell Society, this signed first edition is now on display...

    • Posted January 18, 2019
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  • Blue Plaque in place at Knutsford’s first council housing development

    Knutsford’s first council housing development is being commemorated with the addition of a blue plaque, used for areas of historical interest. Heathfield Square was built in 1922 by the Knutsford Urban District Council as part of the...

    • Posted January 6, 2019
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  • Free talk at World War I ‘Letters Home’ Exhibition at Northwich’s Lion Salt Works Museum

    On Saturday 3 November, award-winning Great War researcher, Nigel Meyrick, will be giving a free talk about the poignant World War I exhibition curated by him called ‘Letters Home – Communications on the Front’. The exhibition features...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • Forgotten war heroes’ names finally added to memorial

    Fourteen forgotten First World War heroes have finally had their names added to a war memorial, thanks to a lorry driver and an ex-headteacher. For a variety of reasons, these soldiers did not received recognition and remained...

    • Posted September 28, 2018
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  • Knutsford heritage events taking place next week

    Knutsford’s extraordinary and remarkable women are being highlighted as part of the Heritage Centre’s contribution to the nationwide Heritage Open Days festival of history and culture. There will be a history walking tour around Knutsford, led by...

    • Posted September 2, 2018
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  • Vikings come to Tatton Park this Sunday

    Tatton’s Old Hall is bracing itself for a Viking invasion, 1,000 years since Norsemen first crossed the Cheshire borders.  And these ones are no less terrifying! On Sunday, August 12 The Vikings of Middle England will be...

    • Posted August 10, 2018
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  • Builder’s cash donation helps fund WW1 Exhibition

    A regional builder has donated £1,000 to a Holmes Chapel history group to help stage an exhibition telling the story of life in the village during the First World War. The Local History Group of the Holmes...

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • Knutsford’s Pankhurst Party success

    An event celebrating 100 years since women got the vote also saw hopes and dreams set out for the next century. Tatton MP Esther McVey attended The Pankhurst Party, held at Knutsford Town Council offices at the...

    • Posted July 17, 2018
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  • Cheshire museum holds WWI ‘Letters Home’ exhibition

    On Saturday 20th July, the Lion Salt Works Museum  will launch a poignant World War I exhibition called ‘Letters Home – Communications on the Front’. To mark the opening, there will be a free talk about the exhibition...

    • Posted July 16, 2018
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  • Knutsford Heritage Centre to host 2018 Heritage Open Days

    2018’s Heritage Open Days are holding a festival of heritage and culture will be held over two weekends for the first time. There will also be a special programme of ‘Extraordinary Women’ talks, walks and exhibitions in...

    • Posted June 7, 2018
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