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Knutsford Heritage Centre’s dedicated team of volunteers was thanked for their efforts by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire.

David Briggs praised the 30 ‘wonderful’ volunteers at the centre as he presented the centre with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2018.

Centre manager Val Bryant received the award from Mr. Briggs, who paid tribute to her outstanding leadership and enthusiasm, describing her as ‘a superstar’.

Knutsford Heritage Centre is an independent charity which aims to protect, present and promote the heritage of the town for the benefit of residents and visitors, and is run entirely by volunteers.

Mr. Briggs said: “The Queen has asked me to come here today on her behalf to say a very genuine thank you to all of you for everything you do for this wonderful place.

“Her Majesty has been so impressed with what you have achieved that she has awarded to all of you who volunteer here The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. It is the highest award that any voluntary organisation can win in the United Kingdom, and is equivalent to a group MBE. There are more than 4,000 charities in Cheshire, and only four of these have won a Queen’s Award this year, so you really are one in a thousand.”

Val said: “The presentation of this award represents a tremendous achievement for our organisation. Everyone involved, and particularly our volunteers, feel immensely proud of the recognition that this award represents.”

Centre president Lord Ashbrook said: “It is a very significant award and is not given lightly. “It is given to very worthy organisations that have gone more than the extra mile in voluntary service.

“The award says that this centre is an outstanding effort. It’s a tremendous facility for the town of Knutsford, but what is very important is that the centre is run entirely by volunteers, who should be proud, because it is through their efforts and initiatives that this has come about.

“Knutsford is a town of considerable cultural and political history, which this centre showcases – the award raises the prestige of the town very much and is official recognition of the importance of the centre.”

The Centre is recruiting new volunteers. If you can spare two and a half hours once a week, fortnight or even once a month, call Val on 01565 650506 or email info@knutsfordheritage.co.uk


May Day – A Century of Change

We are currently planning a new exhibition to commence on Tuesday 9th April 2019, which will look at how the Knutsford May Day celebrations have changed over the last 100 years. We are delighted to announce “The Lord Eldon” public house in Tatton Street as our Exhibition Sponsor.

 


New for Groups in 2019 – Discover Historic Knutsford and Tabley House.

Take a Tour of the Knutsford Heritage Centre with its Millennium Tapestry combined with a  guided tour around Knutsford in the morning followed by a visit to Grade 1 Tabley House with its unique collection of Paintings, Furniture and Memorabilia.
Lunch and Afternoon Tea available.
Be inspired!!!

New for Groups in 2019 – Discover Historic Knutsford and Tabley House.

Take a Tour of the Knutsford Heritage Centre with its Millennium Tapestry combined with a  guided tour around Knutsford in the morning followed by a visit to Grade 1 Tabley House with its unique collection of Paintings, Furniture and Memorabilia.
Lunch and Afternoon Tea available.
Be inspired!!!
Knutsford Heritage Centre

Join our ‘Turn Up & Go’ Walking Tours every Friday at 2pm

Will commence again in the Spring of 2019

Every Friday at 2pm, and also on the first Saturday morning of each month at 11:00am, from Friday, 3rd May to the end of September, just turn up at the Heritage Centre, pay £5 and enjoy an hour long guided walk around Knutsford and explore some of the more hidden and unusual attractions. We have several themed walks, all led by our friendly, knowledgeable tour guides. For groups of more than 10 people we ask you to book in advance by contacting the centre (T: 01565 650506)…

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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.

CONTACT

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

Tel: 01565 650506
Email: info@knutsfordheritage.co.uk

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