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Anderton Boat Lift
To think that we have such an achievement of Victorian engineering in our part of Cheshire.
Forthcoming Friends’ Events
Annual Quiz Night
at Toft Cricket Club
“The 9th Annual Friends’ Quiz at Toft Cricket Club: Nov 2016″
February Forum 2017
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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