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February / March 2018

BUNNY HOP RETURNS New CD release for local pianist

ALL THINGS AUCTIONEERING with John Crane

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Welcome ...to the February/March issue of the Knutsford Directory, your local community magazine.

This issue New Year and a new look for The Knutsford Directory!

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This issue I was delighted to work with Knutsford photographer Sarah-Jane King. Sarah produced our new stunning front cover image. I hope you like it as much as I do. Look out for new images every issue from now on and see if you can work out where in Knutsford they were taken. This issue, read all about new King Street business Lloyd Hall Bespoke Tailors (p.11), the return of the Knutsford Bunny Hop (p.18) and local pianist, Adrian Lord’s forthcoming album and concerts (p.29).

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There is always lots going on in Knutsford so don’t forget to take a look at the Clubs and Societies listings and the What’s On. If you have an event, club or society you would like to promote please do get in touch. If you know of a local business that could benefit from some great value local advertising, then please show them the directory or ask them to get in touch.

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Established for over a decade Cloudy2Clear windows have become a leading company for glass replacement. Issues with double glazing can often be gradual and may only be noticed during a clear sunny day or during the winter. A failed glass unit may no longer provide you with the protection you need or be energy efficient. Why not spend a few minutes checking your home to see if you have any failed double glazing? If you act now you can avoid these problems. Now, you may think

you need to replace the whole window including the frames and all the hardware, however Cloudy2Clear have come up with a simple and cost saving solution‌ Just replace the glass!! If you see condensation in your windows just visit our website or give us a call on 0800 61 21 118. We will send out our highly experienced engineers for a free no obligation quote. A Cloudy2Clear quote takes on average no longer than 20 minutes. Once the quote is completed, we will sit down with you and explain the problem and

tell you how we can fix it. With years of experience Cloudy2Clear have a wealth of knowledge and are recognised as a Which Trusted Trader, plus our work is backed by an industry leading 25 year guarantee. Cloudy2Clear also replace faulty locks handles and hinges on all windows and doors. Your friendly local Cloudy2Clear specialist is Richard and he services the Knutsford area. So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Richard a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118.

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Put a Spring in Your Step with Sunrise Senior Living EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 3.00PM Every Wednesday afternoon from 3.00pm join us to enjoy light refreshments in our welcoming Bistro, and afterwards why not take the opportunity to view our show suite and beautiful gardens? Sunrise Senior Living offers high quality residential, nursing and dementia care. We are dedicated to championing high quality, personalised care. Join us this Wednesday to find out what life at Sunrise is really like. Don’t forget to collect your FREE gift when you visit!

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We are celebrating our 60th anniversary Tuesday 22nd May 2018 with a dinner at The Cottons Hotel, Knutsford, 7pm for 7.30pm. If you are a past member and would like to join us please contact our chairman on 07501891679 by 31st March. Tickets ÂŁ30

Run your own business? Work in a local business? Starting your own business? Network Knutsford is a relaxed and informal networking group. Chat about your business, get support, share your triumphs (and disasters) in an encouraging and friendly atmosphere. Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of each month See the website for confirmation of venue

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Lots of new LVT flooring at Knutsford’s Flooring 4 You Flooring 4 You Ltd have made several changes to their Knutsford showroom to start the year. The haven of high quality, luxury flooring nestled in the heart of Knutsford sees the addition of several new LVT (luxury vinyl tile) flooring brands with extra space to relax and spend time designing your next flooring project. No sooner do you walk through the door and you will find the exciting new patterned, hard-wearing flooring from Harvey Maria. This colourful LVT flooring brings inspiration from some of Britain’s leading names in contemporary design, including Cath Kidston, Dee Hardwicke and Neisha Crosland. The modern designs are available in a choice of stunning signature collections and look fabulous both on their own, or laid together with complementary patterns, block colour tiles or wood effect planks. Perfect for tough living environments, Harvey Maria flooring has a waterproof surface and easy to clean properties, making it ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, dining rooms and more.

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Bunny Hop ‘hops’ back to Knutsford

Businesses will be joining in the fun, dressing up and giving out Easter chocolate and treats. Easter in Knutsford will see the return of the st popular Bunny Hop on Saturday 31 March The event runs from 10 am to 4pm (Easter Saturday). on the Saturday. Postcards will be Families will, once again, search for bunnies mailed out to the hidden around the town centre and complete local primary their Bunny Hop postcards with the name of schools but also will each bunny they find, posting the completed be available on the card into a designated post box outside day. Knutsford Heritage Centre in King Street. Three winners will be contacted the following It’s going to be bunny-tastic and we look forward to week. seeing you there!

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Last Thursday in every month 10.30am to 12.00pm Sharston House Manor Park South, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8AQ

Come along for free tea, coffee and cakes and enjoy our lovely garden Everyone welcome We provide the following key services, Nursing care

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Business of satisfied customers in Crewe and the surrounding areas for a quarter of a century. Based on feedback from existing clients and enquiries from new clients it is clear that there is a real gap in the market for our services; a bespoke experience at a reasonable price. Our showroom is located on Nantwich Road in Crewe and we have many kitchens on display for you to browse. We are open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am until 5.30pm and by Rustic Solid Wood Kitchen appointment on Sundays. You can also visit our facebook page (www.facebook.com/ High end bespoke and handmade kitchen harvest-kitchens) to see examples of our work retailer, Harvest Interiors of Crewe could be the including work recently undertaken in answer to your kitchen planning dreams. Knutsford.â&#x20AC;? Established 25 years ago in 1993 by husband and wife team Paul and Sandra Sharkey, Harvest Interiors offers a fully bespoke service including complete project management. Paul says â&#x20AC;&#x153;After many years working for blue chip companies where we gained a wealth of experience, we felt it was time to go it alone. We realised that there was a gap in the market for a truly bespoke, high quality service but all the firms that we could see were charging astronomical prices for this service. We have built a team of professional, fully qualified and time served tradespeople that we have worked with for many years. They include electricians, joiners, plumbers, and plasterers.

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Cheshire women are being encouraged to kick-start the New Year by signing up now to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Every day, 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West.* That’s why the charity is urging women of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities to choose their event - Race for Life 5k, 10k or Pretty Muddy - and pledge to take part at Tatton Park.

affects us all in some way.” Laura added: “Race for Life events are noncompetitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course. Whether they’re planning a 5k stroll, a 10k sprint or a muddy splash around the Pretty Muddy course, every step women take will help to support life-saving research.” One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

The 5k and 10k events take place on Sunday 24 June Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with and Pretty Muddy is scheduled for Saturday 23 June. Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half Marathon and Hiking events which By signing up to Race for Life right now, women in raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer Cheshire will make a real difference in the fight against sooner by funding crucial research. cancer. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work relies on the the disease, helping save more lives. public’s support. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend over £28 million last Laura Taylor, Cancer Research UK’s Cheshire Event year in the North West on some of the UK’s leading Manager, said: “Now is the perfect time for women in scientific and clinical research - helping more men, Cheshire to commit to getting a little more active in women and children survive. 2018 by signing up for Race for Life and taking on a new fitness challenge. “Pledging to take part in Race for Life is a great incentive for women to pull on their trainers and join thousands of “For those who need some extra encouragement to get ladies across the UK who are coming together in the moving, Race for Life offers the ultimate motivation. fight against cancer. Money raised is helping to drive That’s because by taking part and raising money, research to help beat over 200 different types of cancer participants will be helping to fund vital cancer research. so every person, step and penny raised makes a real It’s time to mark the New Year and make a resolution to difference.” remember. By joining like-minded ladies committed to the cause, local women can unite against a disease that

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New CD for classical pianist Knutsford local, Adrian Lord spoke to the Knutsford Directory this month about his passion for piano and his new release “Sky Blue Piano”. “I started playing the piano and have been composing my own short pieces for as long as I can remember. I studied piano at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and then at Colchester Institute’s School of Music. For many years I had wanted to release an album of my own compositions and in 2016 I realised my ambition with the release of “Journey—Twelve Romances for Piano”. It was recorded at Crear House on the West Coast of Scotland, which had stunning views over to Jura. Since then I have played many concerts in cathedrals across the United Kingdom, and last year I took part in the first ever Knutsford Music Festival, headlining their classical evening. I have recorded a second album of uplifting pieces, “Sky Blue Piano” which will be released on 2nd March 2018. Like

my first album, it will be released as a CD, on iTunes and Spotify, and as a piano sheet music book, so that other pianists can enjoy playing my music. To promote it, there is a local concert in Macclesfield United Reformed Church on Sunday 18th February 3pm, and at Manchester Cathedral on Saturday 2nd June 12.30pm. Both have free admission, and it would be wonderful to meet you there.” Find out more at www.adrianlordpiano.com

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Fully Equipped Centre Daytime and Evening Classes Classes for all ages and abilities Beginners Welcome For further information please contact Margaret Carter Knutsford Iyengar Yoga Centre 11 Branden Drive, Knutsford, WA16 8EJ Email: KnutsfordYoga@aol.com Tel: 01925 758 382

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Health

Treat yourself – put money away towards a trip, buy new kit when you reach a set milestone. Immediate rewards work better than long term goals (e.g. lose weight, get fitter) in the initial stage. Run for life….not just January! Join a running group – there will be people there just like you. Swap Alex Cann from AC running and fitness talks about the advice, face challenges together. many benefits for running. Track your runs – keep a log of your runs and what you are eating. Now January is over, every gym has offered everything in Research suggests that people who Alex Cann order to get you through their doors. But how long will track runs and food habits tend to eat that motivation last? Until the end of February maybe? less, eat better and exercise more. Go public – tell everyone, sign up for a race and share it. Exercise is not meant to be fun. Or, is it? It only becomes This will help keep you accountable and strive to your boring if you let it. You need to keep your mind guessing. success. Keep changing things, keep things fresh. This is why Don’t just run – think. Work through a problem, come up running is great. It seldom gets boring. You can change the with ideas and solutions. Run without music and let your route, speed, terrain, run alone, with a friend, with a group, brain wander – you’ll be amazed at what you come up sign up to a race, run at night – and these are just a few. with. I am not going to pretend running is easy and a quick fix because it is not. You will not love running straight away. It will take you a while to develop a love and passion for it. Yet, once over the initial period you will certainly catch the running bug and wonder what you ever did without it. But how can you get to that point? Here are 5 top tips that can help you stick with the sport for the long run.

Running doesn’t have to be boring and an effort to get out that door. Everyone is different and it’s down to you to find out what makes it interesting for you. What is certain though is that everyone can enjoy it and everyone can Run For Life Not Just January! For more help and guidance feel free to contact me on 01606 834889/07785974607 or email info@acrunningandfitness.com

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All Things Auctioneering with John Crane

- ’Garage Discovery’ made £2,000 at auction They eventually settled in the quiet of the Isle of Man as the light was good there for painting. Willian Hoggatt exhibited widely during his life both in the UK and abroad and his work is held in many national collections. An oil painting of his was in auction in London recently with a guide price of £11,000.00. In our special ‘Fine and Rare’ Auction in a few weeks time we are offering a nice Hoggatt Watercolour which would brighten up any corner of a room ! It has a guide price of £700-£1,000. We have been offered many fine objects for this special auction, so if you also have items of note then we will be very A new working year has started and once again I pleased to hear from you.. pictures, silver and am enjoying the search for good pictures by jewellery in particular. William Hoggatt Sunny Watercolour

artists of note. In our Auction in December we offered and sold a ‘Garage Discovery’ portrait full of holes and scratched, but it still made just under £2,000.00. The interesting lives and dogged determination of some artists to succeed despite all odds never fails to amaze me. William Hoggatt 1879-1961 was one of them. William Hoggatt was born in Lancaster and won a scholarship to the Total College of Art but decided to be apprenticed to a local stained glass manufacturer whilst continuing his studies at the local art school.

In 1901 he won a scholarship to the very prestigious Academie Julian in Paris; no mean feat. Whilst working on a project at the Tate Gallery in London he met his future wife Dazine Archer whose brother managed the famous pianist Paderewski. Both sets of parents opposed the marriage so they eloped ! A somewhat avant garde course of action in those days !

Our Twitter site @CatoCrane continues to be popular and we use this social media to keep clients informed of lots for future auctions. Shortly I am starting a series of valuation sessions across the country as the search is now on for the very best and rare items for our Great City of Liverpool Auction Rooms. Some of my time will be spent in London where we operate under the name of ‘Bathurst St. James’s’. If you are considering selling items by auction or downsizing I can visit you at home or you y can send images of items to me at sell@lowerpercent.co.uk @ p So, a busy year ahead; please bring in to our Liverpool or Heswall Wirral Offices good quality objects and a warm welcome will await you. Doesn’t matter if you come in a Bentley or on a bicycle - the service is the same ! Happy New Year to Everyone. 0151 709 5559.

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Easy family dinner Chicken baked with pesto, prosciutto and mozzarella This mouthwatering chicken dish by Samantha Châtelet makes an easy family dinner or is ideal for a fuss free dinner party

Ingredients 4 chicken breasts Tub of pesto Packet of prosciutto ham (4-6 slices) Packet of mozzarella (buffalo is best!) Sliced Cherry tomatoes on the vine (approx - cut 4 lots of 3 on the vine) Bag of fresh tagliatelle

Method Pre heat oven 170C fan. 1. Slice into the middle of the chicken breast length ways without cutting in half - put a teaspoon of pesto inside each one and then wrap each chicken breast in a slice of prosciutto ham. Place the chicken breasts in an oven proof dish and cover with tin foil. 2. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes then take out and remove the tin foil. Put a slice of mozzarella on top of each chicken breast and place the cherry tomatoes on the vine around the chicken and bake for a further 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. The mozzarella should be melted on the top and the tomatoes cooked. 3. While the chicken is baking bring a pan of salted water to the boil and cook the tagliatelle, rinse ready to serve. 4.Serve the chicken breast on the tagliatelle with a garnish of cherry tomatoes. Pour the juices from the dish over the chicken. Or, if you prefer to serve from the dish, remove the chicken, add the tagliatelle to the the juice, mix to coat the pasta and then put the chicken and tomatoes back on top.

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What’s on locally (call ahead to check details)

Sunflowers worship, crafts, play and refreshments for pre-school children and their carers. Once a month on the THIRD Monday at 10.30am 11.45am in St Cross Church. For further info call 01565 640702 or email revdpauldeakin@gmail.com Stay and Play Knutsford Children’s Centre, Manor park North (term time only) 1.30—3pm. 01625 374 904 Oasis Mothers and Toddlers, St John’s Church, Toft Road. 1011.30am 01565 754 611 Young @ Heart Friendship, guest speakers, coffee and chat for the over 60’s. 2-4pm St John’s Church, Knutsford. Ladies and gentlemen welcome. 2nd Mon of each month except Aug (no meeting) and July (trip out for afternoon tea). Tel: 01565 651 889 Rock Choir. St Johns Church, Knutsford. 8-9.30pm. Contact Kathryn Davies on 01252714276.

Tuesdays

Oasis Mothers and Toddlers, St John’s Church, Toft Road. 10-11.30am 01565 754 611 Canute Lunch Club. Cooked lunch and social activities for senior citizens from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at Toft Cricket Club. Transport available. Tel: Yvonne Baker 01565 651204 Knutsford Hockey Club Knutsford Leisure Centre. Under 13’s and ladies training 7-8pm. Men’s training 8-10pm. All welcome. Contact Janice on 01565 640 945. Coffee morning Brook Street Unitarian Chapel, Brook Street, Knutsford. 10-11.30am. All welcome. Call 01565 754 465 Laughter Club for adults/ accompanied children, Room 4, Knutsford Methodist Church, Princess Street 7pm-8pm. Tel: Sara on 07974778091 Email: seriouslaughterinfo@gmail.com g @g

Wednesdays

Knutsford Methodist Church Toddler Group, Princess Street, Knutsford. 10am—12pm. 01565 652 251. St Vincent’s Toddlers, George Street, Knutsford. 10-11.30am. 01565 640 754 Young Parents Group, Knutsford

Children’s Centre, Manor Park North. 1.30-3pm. 01625 374 904 Rock Choir. Church room, Brook Street Chapel, Knutsford. 1011.30am. Contact Kathryn Davies on 01252714276. Knutsford Cricket Club Junior coaching sessions with Nathan Wood. Mereheath Lane, Knutsford 6.30 to 8pm. 10-13 years, girls and boys. Tel: 01565 652 123. www.knutsfordcricketclub.co.uk

Thursdays

Oasis Mothers and Toddlers, St John’s Church, Toft Road. 10-11.30am 01565 754 611 Canute Lunch Club. Light lunch for senior citizens from 12 to1pm at Toft Cricket Club. Transport available. Tel: Yvonne Baker 01565 651204 First Thursday of every month LOL Cheshire. Live Comedy in Knutsford at the Brook Street Club, Brook Street, Knutsford. 8.30pm. £7. Book at www.brookstreetclub.co.uk or call Paul Langley (Monkey) on 07565 610 650 or email hello@brookstreetclub.co.uk. Fridays Cherubs breastfeeding group Knutsford Children’s Centre, Manor Park North. 11 –12.30pm.Tel: 01625 374 904 Tiny Tots Play session for babies from birth (non walking only). Knutsford Children’s Centre, Manor Park North. 1.30-3pm term time only Tel: 01625 374 904 St Vincent’s Toddlers. George Street, Knutsford, 10-11.30am not first Friday of the month. 01565 755 030. Citizens Advice Town Council Offices. Drop in from 10-12.30pm or call 01625 432 847. Saturdays Dads Group Knutsford Children’s Centre, Manor Park North. 10 – 11.30pm. 3rd Saturday of each month only (except August). Tel: 01625 374 904 Football for under 7’s. Egerton Football Club, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford. Term time only. £5 per session. 10-noon under 5/6’s, 11-

1pm under 6/7’s, 12.30-1.30pm under 5’s. For training for older children please see the website www.egertonfootballclub.co.uk or e: secretary@egertonfootballclub.co.uk Tuesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday Knutsford Market Silk Mill Street, Knutsford. Contact: 01565 653929 www.knutsfordmarket.co.uk.

Weds 21st February

Mayor’s annual Charity Quiz Night. The Angel, King Street, Knutsford. Sponsored by Knutsford Indoor market. Prizes galore and a new twist for the final. Book your team place now. £2 per person. Starts 7pm www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk /events/mayors-fundraising-events

Thurs 1st March—Sun 4th March

Gandey’s Circus The Big Heath, Manchester Road, Knutsford. It's being hailed as the biggest and most spectacular circus production the UK has ever seen! GANDEY'S – YOUR CIRCUS is making an eagerly -anticipated return to Knutsford with a brand new action-packed, starstudded Big Top show for all the family.

Sun 18th March

Bride: The Wedding Fair. Courthouse Hotel, Toft Road, Knutsford. 12-4pm Plan your perfect day at Bride: The Wedding Fair at The Courthouse Hotel, where you can browse a selection of the region's finest wedding suppliers. There will be free goody bags for the first 50 brides-to-be through the door and complimentary copies of Cheshire Bride magazine and Lancashire & Lake District Bride magazine. Visitors can enjoy two stunning catwalk shows at 1pm and 3pm featuring exquisite bridal gowns paraded to live music.

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USEFUL NUMBERS Doctors/ Medical Centres Toft Road Surgery 01565 632 681 Manchester Road 01565 633 101 Annandale 01565 755 222 Chemists Boots, Knutsford 01565 633 114 Cohens, Princess St 01565 633 078 Parkgate Pharmacy 01565 632 140 Rowlands Pharmacy 01565 653 229 The Prescription Service 01565 633 322 Churches Brook Street Unitarian Chapel 01565 754 465 St. Vincent’s 01565 633 040 St. John’s 01565 755 160 Knutsford Methodist Church 01565 652 251 St Cross 01565 640 702 Hospitals Knutsford Community Hospital 01565 757 220 Macclesfield Hospital 01625 421 000 NHS Direct 0845 46 47 Schools Egerton Primary 01625 383 257 Yorston Lodge 01565 633 177 Knutsford Academy 01565 632 277 Bexton Primary 01565 632 816 St. Vincent’s 01565 633 637 Manor Park Primary and Nursery01625 378 378 Mobberley C of E 01625 383 055 Pre-schools/Nurseries Egerton Pre-school 01565 653 461 Bexton Pre-school 01565 650 119 Kids Allowed 01565 682 090 St.Vincent’s Pre-school 01565 651 948 Knutsford Day Nursery 01565 653 147 Manor Park Nursery 01625 378 378 Mere Day Nursery 01565 830 083 Poppies 01565 977 998 Leisure Centres Knutsford Leisure Centre 01565 653 321 Libraries Knutsford Library 01625 374 873 Local Government Services Knutsford Town Council 01565 653 929 Cheshire East Council 0300 123 5500 Cheshire Peaks Housing 0800 012 1311 Post Offices Knutsford Post Office 0845 722 3344 Shaw Heath Post Office 01565 634 750 Sorting Office 0843 258 9338 Police and Emergency Knutsford Police (non emergency) 101

Utilities Electricity—power loss Gas—emergency Water—emergency Useful Local Numbers Heritage Centre Curzon Cinema Tatton Park Helplines Alcoholics Anonymous ChildLine Citizen’s advice RSPCA Samaritans of mid-Cheshire Travel Manchester Airport (calls charged at 10p per min) National Rail Enquiries Traveline (bus and train times) Veterinary Services Ark Veterinary Surgery

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58Club Ladies Club. Meeting 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, Jubilee Hall, Knutsford. Speakers, outings, events. 01565 634 863 Boothsmere WI Meeting 3rd Monday of each month 7_30pm at St Vincent Church Hall. New members welcome. 01565 653701 or 01565 632818. Brook Street Club Community based members social club in the heart of the town. Competitive league or social snooker played regularly. Room hire available at competitive rates. Tel 07841 654 986 Brook Street Unitarian Chapel A non creedal and welcoming faith community. 01565 754 465 Canute Lunch Club, Knutsford - for senior citizens - lunch and social activities - held at Toft Cricket Club - Tuesdays and Thursdays - minibus service available Phone: Jan 01565 633189 or Yvonne 01565 651204 Cheshire BSA owners club Motorbike club at The Crown, Crown Lane, Lower Peover, WA16 9QB. 2nd Tues and last Thurs of each month. 7.45pm All bike riders welcome. Tel: 07809 489 412 Cranford Quilters 4th Mon of each month except August and December. 7.30pm Room 5, Knutsford Methodist Church. Visitors welcome. Contact Joy on 01625 820 078. Cycle Knutsford Call Su on 01565 649 396. Bike rides and training every Weds. Friends of Tabley 01565 632 626 Friends of The Heath See website for details of our activities www.friendsotheath.wordpress.com Secretary Graham Rigg T:01565 650 103 Friends of the Moor Meet every month on a Weds eve. Anyone welcome. Secretary Jan McCappin 01565 654 224, Chair Debbie Jamison 07796 384 715 www.friendsofthemoor.org.uk Twitter: @friendsotmoor

The Heritage Bridge Club At Knutsford Heritage Centre, King Street, Knutsford. Weds 7pm. Welcomes new members for a friendly evening of duplicate bridge. Tel: 01565 634 305 Inner Wheel Club One of the largest women's voluntary service organisations in the world with members in 103 countries. Contact Jean Parkinson on 01565 631 549 Jodrell District Girlguiding. For girls age 5 - 18. Rainbow, Brownie and Guide units in Knutsford, Mobberley and Goostrey. We also need adult volunteers to help run our units. Tel: 01565 640516 Email:thereyers@ntlworld.com Jubilee Hall, Libris Place, Stanley Road, Knutsford. Available for hire, £10 per hour inc Free WiFi. Contact 01565 632 651. Knutsford Beer Festival Raising the profile of good beer and promoting local businesses & Knutsford far and wide, while raising money for local causes. To get involved contact the chairman on 07751231444 or contact@knutsfordbeerfestival.org.uk or to be a sponsor email sponsor@knutsfordbeerfestival.org.uk.

Twitter @knutsbeerfest Facebook /knutsfordbeerfestival Knutsford Community Transport Association Affordable transport for groups and organisations.£1.10 per mile and 60p per mile over 50 miles. Groups must provide their own driver. For more details, to register or to book call Jane Webster: 01565 633346 Knutsford Conservation and Heritage Group Meet bi-monthly, details on website. www.kchg.org.uk contact@kchg.org.uk Twitter/@knutsfordchg Knutsford Cricket Club Mereheath Lane, Knutsford. Nets—Tuesdays 6.30pm. All welcome. 01565 652 123 http://knutsford.play-cricket.com Knutsford And District Good Neighbours Scheme Offer transport for GP, hospital and other health care appointments 01565 631 262 Knutsford and District Scout Council Tel: 01565 651 817 E: m.relton@ntlworld.com

Knutsford and District Stroke Club Social activities for stroke survivors, their carers, families and companions. First and third Tuesdays of the month. Stanley Centre, Bexton Road from 7.00pm to 9pm. Transport provided. John and Ronnie Mills 01565 652348 E: Knutsfordanddistrictstrokeclub @outlook.com Knutsford Floral Design Club Monthly flower demonstration at Plumley Village Hall. 3rd Wednesday of month, except August and December. Visitors Welcome. Contact 01565 723 898 or 01477 534 291. www.knutsfordfloraldesign.co.uk Knutsford Heritage Centre Info centre T: 01565 650 506 E: info@knutsfordheritage.co.uk @ g website www.knutsfordheritage.co.uk g Knutsford Historical Society 01565 650 459 Knutsford Hockey Club Tues, Knutsford Leisure Centre from end of Aug to mid March. U14’s (yr 8 & 9) & U12’s (yr 6 & 7) 6.30— 7.30pm. Senior ladies and mens from 7.30pm. All welcome. Contact Janice on 01565 640 945 Knutsford Hosts A town-wide volunteering scheme helping charities and organisations across Knutsford. See www.knutsfordhosts.co.uk for more information and contact details. Knutsford Independents A network of like-minded people. contact@knutsfordindependents.org.uk www.knutsford-independents.org.uk

Twitter/@KnutsInd Knutsford In Bloom www.knutsfordinbloom.co.uk yvonnebancroft@ymail.com Yvonne Bancroft 01565 631 833 Knutsford League of Hospital Friends 01565 633 074 Knutsford Liberal Democrats See website for details of meeting g www.tattonlibdems.org/Knutsford/ g 01565 651 242 enq@tattonlibdems.org @ g Knutsford and District Lions Club W: www.knutsfordlions.org.uk Peter Willgoose 01565 631 255

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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES Knutsford Little Theatre Queen Street, Knutsford 01565 633 000 Knutsford Netball Club All levels welcome at Knutsford Leisure Centre, Mondays. Emma Pike: 07980 284 230 Knutsford Ornithological Society Press officer Tony Usher 01565 873 508, Chairman Sheila Blamire 01565 830 168, Secretary Derek A Pike 01565 653 811. Knutsford Photographic Society Unitarian Chapel Hall, Adams Hill, Knutsford. Tues 8pm. 01565 632742. www. Knutsfordps.org.uk Knutsford Rex Probus Club Social club for retired businessmen. Meet 2 Thursday per month. Coffee, speakers, activities and outings. Contact Jerry Bentley on 01565 649 988 or visit www.knutsfordrexprobusclub.org.uk Knutsford Royal May Day Secretaries: Mrs A Buckingham E: ang197x@yahoo.co.uk and Mrs E Podmore E: ee.podmore@ntlworld.com Knutsford Rugby Club Senior and Junior Rugby available for all levels. See www.knutsfordrugby.com for more information or search Knutsford Rugby on Facebook Knutsford Scrabble Club Thurs, term time, The Lord Eldon, 7.30-9.30pm. 07718 105 311 Knutsford Scottish Country Dance Group Weds, 7.30pm, Methodist Church Hall, Knutsford. All levels of ability welcome. Tel: 01565 633 911 Email: kscdg@hotmail.co.uk Knutsford Star Choir (ladies) rehearse Thursday evenings , 7.30pm in the Music Room , Knutsford Leisure Centre. New members warmly welcomed, no auditions. Performances at weddings and concerts to raise funds for a range of charities. Contact Nick Montague on 07738 560687. Knutsford Squash Club www.knutsfordsquash.co.uk 07791 984 547 Knutsford Talking Newspapers 01565 755 315

Knutsford Tatton Probus Active club for retired professionals bi-weekly guest speakers, walks, bowls, bridge, computing and regular g social events. Email: j jeffprobusaccount@btinternet.com @ Knutsford Tennis Club 07732 643 303 E: membership@knutsfordtennisclub.org.uk Knutsford Triathlon Club www.knutsfordtriclub.co.uk info@knutsfordtriclub.co.uk Knutsford U3A W: www.knutsfordu3a.co.uk E: info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk 01565 633 435 Laughter Club for adults/ accompanied children, Room 4, Knutsford Methodist Church, Princess Street 7pm-8pm. Tel: Sara on 07974778091 Email: seriouslaughterinfo@gmail.com g @g Plumley and District Probus Club A club for retired business men covering Plumley, Knutsford and the surrounding area. Meetings with speakers most 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at the Golden Pheasant; plus meals regular walks bowls and social outings. Facebook: plumleyprobus Contact David Cowgill (Secretary) 01565 632344 E:plumleyprobus@gmail.com y @g Ringheye Morris of Mobberley New dancers and musicians welcome. 01565 873 061 www.ringheye.org.uk Rotary Club of Knutsford Sec: David Brewer. Tel: 01565 722 714 The Tatton Club Snooker and billiards club. Tatton Street, Knutsford. www.thetattonclub.co.uk Tatton Garden Society www.tattongardensociety.org.uk 01477 517 698 (answer phone) Tatton Singers www.thetattonsingers.co.uk 0161 445 9961 E: rosiebee@talktalk.net

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