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.
5th Annual ‘Friends of Knutsford Heritage Centre’ Quiz Night
This was held on Nov 23rdat Toft Cricket Club and was hosted as usual by Mary & Val, two of the Committee Members.
The theme was KNUTSFORD 2012 and teams were encouraged to show their fitness and competitive spirit …. much as the teams we saw competing in the London 2012 Olympics!
Twelve teams took part and the winning team was The Crafty Canuters who won three bottles of exclusively labelled wine.
An auction was held for a donated bottle of superb single malt whisky and the proceeds from that and the raffle have enabled the Friends to buy a new garden bench for the lower courtyard.