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Artefacts, Archives & Collections

The main holdings of the Knutsford Heritage Centre (KHC) are quite diverse and consist of:
·       local history books;
·       pamphlets and ephemera;
·       photographs;
·       some archives and collections;
·       artefacts.

All these items are now in the process of being catalogued using internationally recognised cataloguing systems. This is taking several years to complete as the essential supporting documentation of accession records and provenance files are also being overhauled to ensure we have the best possible record of our collections.

All this work involves much background research, often taking many hours per item so we will not complete this process overnight. At present over 5,000 items have been catalogued and there are still many more to do.

Cataloguing can be a very painstaking operation but sometimes a little gem presents itself and the sun shines again. The following images give a taste of some of the more modern photographs

The Knutsford  “Sixties Scene” from the Mallet and Boon Collection.

All these images show King Street, even the wine and spirits list is from Watson and Son who were high class grocers situated at the lower end of the street with one elevation facing the Parish Church.For those who never knew the old pre decimal coinage there were twenty shillings in a pound and twelve pennies in a shilling. The black and white 1960s photo shows Adams Hill (the clue is the positioning of the church).

 The Eighties Era in Knutsford
Views of King Street in the 1980s. Most are easily identifiable but one building may be recognized by those with an interest in history. Marble Arch is as glorious as ever.
Knutsford from Winter through to Spring

May Day – A Century of Change

We are currently planning a new exhibition to commence on Tuesday 9th April 2019, which will look at how the Knutsford May Day celebrations have changed over the last 100 years. We are delighted to announce “The Lord Eldon” public house in Tatton Street as our Exhibition Sponsor.

 


New for Groups in 2019 – Discover Historic Knutsford and Tabley House.

Take a Tour of the Knutsford Heritage Centre with its Millennium Tapestry combined with a  guided tour around Knutsford in the morning followed by a visit to Grade 1 Tabley House with its unique collection of Paintings, Furniture and Memorabilia.
Lunch and Afternoon Tea available.
Be inspired!!!

New for Groups in 2019 – Discover Historic Knutsford and Tabley House.

Take a Tour of the Knutsford Heritage Centre with its Millennium Tapestry combined with a  guided tour around Knutsford in the morning followed by a visit to Grade 1 Tabley House with its unique collection of Paintings, Furniture and Memorabilia.
Lunch and Afternoon Tea available.
Be inspired!!!
Knutsford Heritage Centre

Join our ‘Turn Up & Go’ Walking Tours every Friday at 2pm

Will commence again in the Spring of 2019

Every Friday at 2pm, and also on the first Saturday morning of each month at 11:00am, from Friday, 3rd May to the end of September, just turn up at the Heritage Centre, pay £5 and enjoy an hour long guided walk around Knutsford and explore some of the more hidden and unusual attractions. We have several themed walks, all led by our friendly, knowledgeable tour guides. For groups of more than 10 people we ask you to book in advance by contacting the centre (T: 01565 650506)…

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Knutsford Heritage Centre opened in 1989 and is run entirely by Volunteers. It collects , displays and interprets the history of Knutsford for the benefit of both local people and visitors.

CONTACT

90A King Street, Knutsford,
Cheshire, WA16 6ED

Tel: 01565 650506
Email: info@knutsfordheritage.co.uk

Copyright 2016 by Knutsford Heritage Centre | Registered Charity No. 1076917