The Friends of Knutsford Heritage Centre is an active group providing valuable support for the work of the Centre. The Friends raise funds through an annual subscription and fund-raising events enabling the purchase of much-needed items to enhance the centre. Recent donations have included funds for a garden shed for the cottage garden, the rebinding of rare books, special stationery to preserve archive material, a new shop heater and a time capsule to mark the 25th anniversary of the Heritage Centre.
The Friends are individuals and families who care about Knutsford and its rich heritage. They share the aims of the centre to preserve, protect and promote the historic past of the town and are able to play a role in conserving the cultural history of Knutsford for future generations.
Throughout the year The Friends organise a popular and diverse programme of fund-raising and social events. The year starts with the February Forum, a series of four weekly Saturday lunch-time talks followed by a light lunch. The talks are fully-booked and this year’s lively programme included an account of a journey into the Sahara; queens and queenship in medieval England; the life and times of George Formby and the darker side of life in Victorian Manchester.
Wednesday 15 July: : an afternoon visit to Emma Dearman’s garden at Somerford in Leycester Road, including afternoon tea, and a guided walk along Legh Road, led by Stephen Smith, to learn more about Richard Harding Watt and his Italianate villas. The walk starts at 1.30 p.m. (restricted numbers) and the visit to Somerford at 2.30 p.m. £5 for members and £6 for guests. Add £1 extra for the walk. Booking is essential.
Tuesday 20 October 7.00 p.m: AGM and talk by Cllr. Neil Forbes, Knutsford Town Mayor 2014-2015
Friday 20 November: Annual Quiz at Toft Cricket Club
Becoming a Friend
As a Friend you will receive
- a regular newsletter
- advance notice of forthcoming events
- 10% discount on ticket prices for Heritage Centre and Friends events
The annual subscription is:
Adult: £10 per year
Joint: £15 per year
For ease of administration subscriptions are renewable in September each year. Anyone joining between April and August need only pay £5 (£7.50 joint) for this part year.
We can be contacted by email at email@example.com or telephone 01565 650506
Can you help?
We are always glad of help from the Friends. Please telephone us on 01565 650506 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to offer any of the following:
- Raffle prize donation
- Give a talk or demonstration
- Help with baking and/or catering
- Display/deliver publicity material
- Help organise a fund-raising event
- Contribute an article to the newsletter
- Give occasional help at an event (i.e. stewarding, collecting tickets)
- Particular skills, interests, experience or useful contacts that you feel could benefit the Heritage Centre
- Any suggestions for events/functions/activities you would like to see organised