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THE ORAL HISTORY OF KNUTSFORD – A major new project by the Knutsford Heritage Centre 

Oral history is the recording of people’s memories, experiences and opinions.
It is:
  • A living history of everyone’s unique life experiences
  • An opportunity for those people who have been ‘hidden from history’ to have their voice heard
  • A rare chance to talk about and record history face-to-face
  • A source of new insights and perspectives that may challenge our view of the past
The Knutsford Heritage Centre believes that oral history is of great social importance and plans to create a permanent archive of personal recollections relating to the town’s past.
 Local residents will be invited to air their memories to a team of trained Heritage Centre volunteers. The recordings will be collected, catalogued and preserved to form a unique oral history of Knutsford throughout most of the 20th century to the present day.
For further information please contact Colin Evans or via the Heritage Centre.
 *This project will be conducted within the Oral History Society guidelines for good practice in safeguarding the legal and ethical rights of those taking part.

Today’s Businesses – Tomorrow’s Heritage

Our New exhibition will run from Tue 18th July through to Sat 16th Dec

Come and visit our exhibition and find out about the rich history of the businesses in Knutsford, their stories, their place in the community and the premises they occupy.


England’s favourite heritage festival at Knutsford Heritage Centre

Heritage Open Days at the Knutsford Heritage Centre will include Heritage Tours, Tapestry Talks and Spinning Demonstrations; see the daily events programme below for more information

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The Knutsford Promenades Heritage Open Days (HODs) Events Programme is now available to collect from the Knutsford Heritage Centre

The Knutsford Promenades Heritage Open Days (HODs) Events Programme is now available to collect from the Knutsford Heritage Centre

Make Knutsford Heritage Centre your “one-stop shop” for collecting information about Heritage Open Days in Knutsford this September.

In addition to collecting our new Heritage Centre HODs Events Programme you can now also pick up the Promenades HODs events programme too. Just ask one of our volunteers for a copy.

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Cheshire East Mayor launches Business Exhibition

Guest of honour at the recent opening of the Knutsford Heritage Centre’s ‘Knutsford Means Business’ exhibition was Councillor Arthur Moran, Mayor of Cheshire East Council.

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You can read more about the Business Exhibition launch and see more pictures on our Events page


Upcoming Events
Fri 25
Fri 01

Knutsford Heritage Centre opened in 1989 and is run entirely by Volunteers. It collects , displays and interprets the history of Knutsford for the benefit of both local people and visitors.


90A King Street, Knutsford,
Cheshire, WA16 6ED

Tel: 01565 650506

Copyright 2016 by Knutsford Heritage Centre | Registered Charity No. 1076917