The Green Man resides in our lower courtyard, in recognition of Jack-in-the-Green, who can be seen annually at the front of the Knutsford Royal May Day procession.
The sculpture is made of bronze and oak and stands 3 metres tall. It is greatly admired and photographed by visitors to Knutsford, but sadly the weather has taken its toll and one of his feet is rotting away.The repair to the Green Man’s foot will cost several hundred pounds. We are hoping to raise this money through donations, sponsorship and a fundraising competition.
Edward Penny and Knutsford Local Artists Exhibition – 1st May to 28th August
Our next exhibition will feature the life and artworks of Edward Penny RA, who lived in Silk Mill Street, Knutsford.
We will also be hosting Knutsford local artists Diana Bernice Tackley and Lindsay Brogan who will be demonstrating their painting techniques in our Garden Gallery during the summer months. Please see our “Events” page for more information.
In addition four local artists will be displaying their works in the gallery – Sheila Scholes, Emma Williams, Steve Wall and Diane Birkett; short biographies of each artist will be on display.
The Mid-Cheshire Community Rail Partnership’s “Marvellous Days Out” Poster Exhibition steams into the Heritage Centre at the end of January
This exhibition, commissioned by the Mid-Cheshire Community Rail Partnership, to evoke the Golden Age of British Travel, features the designs of Nick Thompson from Chester-based Lemondrop Creative.
Thanks to Sally Buttifant, from the Partnership, we are now delighted to be able to host this exciting railway poster exhibition right here in the Knutsford Heritage Centre.
We are offering our visitors the opportunity to see this amazing collection of iconic art-deco style railway posters, featuring railway stations along the Manchester to Chester rail line, including Knutsford … all around the theme of having a marvellous day out, encouraging people to use the Mid-Cheshire railway line.
You will also be able to buy souvenirs from our gift shop including replicas of these iconic posters. Our range of items includes prints , postcards and a specially commissioned coffee/tea mug featuring the Knutsford poster and the train stops along the line.
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We’ve just taken delivery of these fabulous limited-edition mugs , which you can buy in our shop, as a souvenir of your visit to our Marvellous Days Out exhibition.
THE ORAL HISTORY OF KNUTSFORD
A major new project by the Knutsford Heritage Centre
Oral history is the recording of people’s memories, experiences and opinions.
A living history of everyone’s unique life experiences
An opportunity for those people who have been ‘hidden from history’ to have their voice heard
A rare chance to talk about and record history face-to-face
A source of new insights and perspectives that may challenge our view of the past
The Knutsford Heritage Centre believes that oral history is of great social importance and plans to create a permanent archive of personal recollections relating to the town’s past.
Knutsford was featured on a recent BBC2 Great Rail Journey programme featuring Michael Portillo in January 2016. Knutsford Heritage Centre worked with Boundless TV on the research for this programme during 2015.