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, which this year included an account of a journey in the Sahara, queenship in medieval England, the life and times of George Formby and crime in Victorian Manchester. Our summer event was a garden party at a Friend’s Arts and Crafts house, preceded by a guided walk of Richard Harding Watt’s Italianate villas along Legh Road.
Tuesday 20 October 7.00 p.m: AGM with refreshments followed by a talk by Neil Forbes, Knutsford’s former mayor, titled Myths, Legends and a Year of Pomp and Circumstance. Free entrance but please notify the Centre of numbers.
Friday 20 November: Annual Quiz Evening with Supper at Toft Cricket Club. Ticket £12.50 for Friends. £14 for guests. Last date for booking is Monday 9 November.
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).
Special Offer: throughout the month of September 2015 FoKHC members are entitled to 10% off goods purchased in the Heritage Centre shop.
We can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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