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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.

SE Staffordshire NT members visit the Heritage Centre

On Wednesday morning 26th April, we entertained a group of 43 visitors from the SE Staffordshire National Trust to tea, coffee and biscuits, followed by a guided tour of Knutsford looking at the people and places that have shaped our lovely town over the centuries.

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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.


Businesses excited by Heritage Centre opportunities

The Heritage Centre’s Welcome Days on 21/22 April attracted praise from both Knutsford businesses and families. Visitors were specially intrigued by rarely seen items from the Centre’s local history archives.

Attending the event were representatives of town centre businesses including Arthur Lee Interiors, the Real Fruit Creamery, Piccolino restaurant, Weightmans solicitors, Cranford Café, The Cross Keys hotel and pub, Tap & Bottle, Nationwide Building Society and Saks Hair & Beauty.

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Upcoming Events
Fri 30

Knutsford Walking Tours

June 30 @ 2:00 pm
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Knutsford Walking Tours

July 7 @ 2:00 pm
Fri 14

Knutsford Walking Tours

July 14 @ 2:00 pm

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

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