The Friends of Knutsford Heritage Centre was set up in September 2007 to provide financial support for the Centre. Its aim is to raise funds for varied Heritage Centre projects responding to requests from the Trustees on what its most pressing needs are. It has purchased a much needed autofill water boiler, funded the rebinding of some rare books in the archives, and many other essential items needed to move the Centre forward.
Currently we have around 60 members. Joining the Friends is a great way to support the work of Knutsford Heritage Centre and at the same time enjoy a calendar of social events. We have four main seasonal fund raising events a year. A regular newsletter is published. The Friends are members of the British Association of Friends of Museums (BAFM). If you are interested in joining the committee, please call 01565 650506.
If you would like to become a member of the Friends, you can download and complete our application form.
Who are the friends?
They are individuals and families who care about Knutsford and its rich heritage. They share its aims to preserve, protect and promote the historic past of the town.
By joining the Friends of Knutsford Heritage Centre, members can play an important role in conserving the cultural heritage of Knutsford for future generations.
What do the friends do?
The Friends provide valuable support in the form of an annual subscription, and by organising or supporting fund-raising events. All monies received go towards the enhancement of the Centre.
As a friend you will receive:
- A regular newsletter
- Advance notice of forthcoming events
- 10% discount on ticket price for Heritage Centre and Friends events
The Friends of Knutsford Heritage Centre organise fund-raising events to enable the Centre to buy equipment or generally enhance the visitor experience, so do come along and support us.
On July 2nd 2014, the Friends will be enjoying an afternoon visit to the Lovell Quinta Arboretum followed by tea at the Swettenham Arms.
The arboretum is in the village of Swettenham and extends for about 11 hectares. It was created by Professor Sir Bernard Lovell FRS from open grassland after he purchased the property in 1948. In 1996 it passed into the hands of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust who transferred it to the Tatton Garden Society in the autumn of 2003.
There are some 800 species and some 2,500 trees and shrubs, including currently 2 National Collections as well as a lake and many species of wildlife.