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Anderton Boat Lift

anderton-boat-lift-picture-1 anderton-boat-lift-picture-2To think that we have such an achievement of Victorian engineering in our part of Cheshire.



Forthcoming Friends’ Events

Thursday 27 April 2017
A visit to the Arighi BianchiHome Furnishing store in Macclesfield (SK10 1LH).
We shall meet at 4.30 p.m. for tea/coffee and scones in Café Bar Arighi within the store.
This will be followed by a talk by Nick Bianchi, whose ancestor joined Antonio Arighi in Macclesfield in 1868.
We shall then have a tour and learn about the building of the iconic store, which opened its doors in 1892.
The cost for the visit will be £9 for Friends and £10 for guests.
Places are limited so contact the Heritage Centre, preferably by email, for booking information.

Annual Quiz Night

at Toft Cricket Club

“The 9th Annual Friends’ Quiz at Toft Cricket Club: Nov 2016″

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February Forum 2017

Of the four Saturday afternoon talks there were three directly relevant to Knutsford and one relating to Alderley Edge.

Professor John Prag described the ambitious Alderley Edge Landscape Project (National Trust and Manchester Museum), which he coordinated. The subtitle of his talk was ‘From Sleeping King to Cotton Kings’, which aptly illustrates the scope of the final splendid published volume.

Audrey Young told us about the redoubtable Winifred Comber, who was born in Knutsford in 1895. Winifred was a keen traveller and an excellent photographer. The talk was illustrated by a wide selection of her photographs, many of which had been used for covers of Cheshire Life magazine in the 1930s.

Tony Leadbeater showed us photographs of his ‘town-building’ great grandfather, Henry Pemberton, who was responsible for over 100 houses and public buildings in Knutsford at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The final presentation was by David Bryant who used old photos, documents from the archives and his own modern photos, to give a succinct history of Knutsford from the eleventh to the twenty-first century.

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We are open on Sundays!

We will be opening again on Sundays, commencing Easter Sunday afternoon.


Knutsford Heritage Centre – AGM


We will be opening again on Sundays, commencing Easter Sunday afternoon


Upcoming Events
Fri 02

Knutsford Walking Tours

June 2 @ 2:00 pm
Fri 09

Knutsford Walking Tours

June 9 @ 2:00 pm
Fri 16

Knutsford Walking Tours

June 16 @ 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

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