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December / January 2018

LOCAL BUSINESSES • GARDENS • HEALTH • WHAT’S ON • CLUBS AND SOCIETIES • COMMUNITY NEWS

• WIN a fab bulous meal at Pastiche Restaurant • Toy appeal nee eds your help • New businesses open in Knutsford Market

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Welcome

...to the December/January issue of the Knutsford Directory, your local community magazine.

This issue Christmas will soon be upon us and there can be no better place to celebrate than Knutsford. Christmas festivities begin with Knutsford’s festive market on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December. For all the details including advent live, the lantern parade and crib service see pages 28 and 29.

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This issue we have some great new businesses to tell you about like Style Loft Boutique and The Cheese and Pie Company who have both recently opened at Knutsford Market Hall (see pages 6 and 23).

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Don’t forget to enter our great competition where you can win up to £50 to spend on a meal at Pastiche Restaurant in Knutsford. See page 26 to find out how to enter. 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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May I wish all my readers and advertisers a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Erica

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New boutique opens

- Style Loft Boutique in Knutsford Market Hall Knutsford’s newest ladies fashion offering is Style Loft Boutique at Knutsford Indoor Market on Silk Mill Street. The Knutsford Directory caught up with owner Jane Smyth to find out more about her new venture. Jane said “Once my son started school I knew I needed something for me; something that would give me the flexibility I need to be there for my son so being my own boss seemed the perfect answer. I have a passion for fashion and had already been selling clothing and accessories for a while, usually at events. I knew I needed something more permanent as the range of products I was stocking was growing and travelling around with so much stock was becoming unmanageable. I really like Knutsford. It has such a great feeling and is so interesting. All the people I have met so far, both within the market and customers, have been so welcoming and friendly. There is a real feeling of community here which I am enjoying very much. Style Loft Boutique stocks a range of beautiful, stylish and affordable ladies clothing, accessories and jewellery. I hope that I provide a friendly and approachable service, welcoming ladies of all ages and helping them to find the perfect item. I have new stock arriving every week so there is sure to be something for everyone. With Christmas approaching I will be selling a range of items that make ideal Christmas gifts such as hats, scarves, bracelets, necklaces, purses and brooches. Please call in and take a look. I look forward to meeting you.”

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Community This year we are expanding further into Wythenshawe, Winsford and Macclesfield and we hope to help 3000 to 4000 children. Toys can be dropped off at any of our drop off points below or see our website for details www.thetoyappeal.com Follow us on social media to find out more, or email thetoyappeal@gmail.com

The Toy Appeal is a voluntary, not for profit organisation, based in Knutsford and is run by Chris & Dee Drake, whose aim is to ensure no child is forgotten on Christmas morning. The Toy Appeal is now in its 5th year and to date has provided Christmas Toy Sacks to more than 4200 children across Manchester and Cheshire, who without the sack of toys we provide, would have nothing to open on Christmas morning. We rely on support from people who donate new toys, who donate money via of JustGiving page and who come and volunteer with us to make up toy sacks. We engage schools who encourage their pupils to donate new toys to our appeal, we love the idea of children giving to less fortunate children. Each toy sack is made up specifically for each child, based on their age and gender, we provide toy sacks to children from babies to 17 years old. We take requests for Christmas toy sacks from social workers, schools, debt services team and drop in centres where families use food banks.

Cheshire Brick Lettings & Management, 78a King Street, Knutsford WA16 6ED Christal Tips, 34A King St, Knutsford WA16 6DL Cottons Spa, Manchester Rd, Knutsford WA16 0SU Egerton Football Club, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford WA16 6SL Hal Whittaker Toy shop, 5 Princess Street, Knutsford WA16 6DA KDR Recruitment Ltd., 1 Canute Place, Knutsford WA16 6BQ The Lambing Shed Farmshop and Cafe, Moseley Hall Farm, Chelford Road, Knutsford Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, 119 King Street, Knutsford WA16 6EH

The Toy Appeal is now in its 5th year and to Toni & Guy, 4 Regent Street, Knutsford WA16 date has provided Christmas Toy Sacks to more than 4200 children across Manchester 6GR and Cheshire, who without the sack of toys we provide, would have nothing to open on Zo & Co, 70 King Street, Knutsford WA16 6ED Christmas morning.

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Advertisement Feature

All Things Auctioneering with John Crane

- Vases are the exception that broke the rule Well, our predictions were right ! Fine Objects bring Fine Prices. Nobody wants to fill a home with low quality, scratched and broken items, no matter how old the owner or the object is !! There are of course exceptions to every rule ! A few weeks ago I removed for sale a very small pair of Japanese Meiji period vases c1890 from a Wirral property to be sold by auction at our City of Liverpool Auction Rooms in Stanhope Street.

expenditure, unless it is of course an item of great sentimental value where it doesn't matter how much it costs to get it fixed !! People never believe me when I say that business is not all about making money. I find it very satisfying to able to see steady growth in the team I work with. They are truly first rate and a pleasure to be with. I respect people who work hard and are passionate about old fashioned business standards.

Now, here is the problem. They were made from hand- Everyone who works at Cato Crane has knocked at the turned ivory, were standing on un-hallmarked silver door looking for a job.. and if they were suitable a job bases and had applied has been found for them. silver mounts overlaid with The work is pressurised coloured enamels and the and not always the fun we Ivory bodies were inlaid seem to see on TV. We with mother of pearl meet people when they are clusters of chrysantheoften most vulnerable and mums, a typical Japanese infirm or suffering from motif; but some of the bereavement. flower decoration was deficient... in other words The internet bidding missing !! systems are becoming more robust but more So last week we had this complex. Every auction of pair of small fine quality 600 Lots requires about but broken and damaged 500 emailed extra vases to get the best price condition reports to for the vendor ! What potential bidders. Our would you pay for them ? saleroom assistant sets his Would you even want mind to this detailed task them on your sideboard at every month .. I don't Sold for £2,000 at Cato Crane Auctioneers home ? Well, maybe or think he goes home to not. sleep for a week !! People have been saying that all the old restorers have retired and there are no skills left. It is simply not true ! Young people are entering the restoration business with new techniques and new materials to use. New polymers for building up damages surfaces on china and ivory and enamel work. We can recommend two or three first rate reliable restorers. So what did our small vases make ? Very nearly £2,000.00 including the premiums and VAT. A good price that broke the rule ! But do be careful for it is only fine objects that warrant the

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Advertisement Feature

Say Cheese! - The Cheese & Pie Company in Knutsford Market Hall -

The latest addition to Knutsford Market Hall’s thriving community of traders is The Cheese and Pie Company Ltd. Owned by Peter Martinez the company has only been trading for a few weeks but is already delighting customers with its amazing selection of speciality cheeses and pies. Peter set up the business after a long career in the motor trade. “I thoroughly enjoyed the last 20 years of my career but now I felt it was time for a change. I have always been interested in food and cheese is a particular passion of mine.” he says. “I spent nearly a year researching my new business idea and making sure that I could source the sort of quality products I wanted. All the cheeses I supply are high quality and not mass produced. I stock a wide variety of different cheeses but I can source over 1,000 different varieties, usually within a week, so no matter what your preference I should be able to help. Our gourmet pies are from the company that supplies Fortnum and Mason and Harrods and

come in a delicious range of flavours including pork and stilton, pork and pickle, pork and mustard and duck and orange. With Christmas approaching why not pop in and see all the delicious varieties we have on offer. There is sure to be something to tickle your taste buds and make your Christmas table something extra special this year. “

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Competition

Win a £50 voucher for a meal at QUESTION :

When was Pastiche established?

Mediterranean Cuisine at its best Pastiche is a family run restaurant offering mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine in a friendly and relaxed setting. From pizza’s and pasta to tapas and a la carte dishes, established in 2001, Pastiche is Knutsford’s little gem.

MONDAY - SATURDAY any TAKEAWAY PIZZA or PASTA for £6.00 To enter, simply open the Knutsford Directory App and click on the button marked “Pastiche”in the bottom right hand corner. Enter your details and answer. Don’t worry if you haven’t downloaded the app yet. Simply go to the App Store or Google Play and download it now FREE! If you don’t have a smartphone, email your answer and details to sales@theknutsforddirectory.co.uk with the heading “Pastiche” or send your answer andd details on a postcard to The Knutsford Directory, 44 Blackhill Lane, Knutsford, WA16 9DW stating “Pastiche“on the card. The winner will be the first name selected at random from all correct answers received. Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 12th January 2018. The winner will be notified within one week by phone or email. The prize is up to £50 to spend at Pastiche, Knutsford on food. Full value of the prize must be taken in one visit. No cash equivalent or change will be offered. Prize must be redeemed by Friday 28th February 2018 and table must be booked in advance. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


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Reindeer Parade

SAT 2ND DEC - 5pm Santa and his trusted reindeer are visiting Knutsford again this year, heading along King Street and Minshull Street into Canute Place. Keep an eye on a Knutsford Guardian for a chance to win the ride with Santa for your child!

Entertainment & Christmas Light Switch On

SAT 2ND DEC 1pm - 7pm Canute Place will be transformed to a mini-arena with hot food, drinks and live entertainment throughout the afternoon and early evening. Local musicians, dancers and community /school choirs will bring festive cheer to the town ready for the switching on of the lights at 6pm.

Knutsford Christmas Market

SAT 2ND DEC 12pm - 7pm SUN 3RD DEC 11am - 4pm A two day festive street market with an array of Cheshire’s finest artisan foods, handmade crafts and unique gift ideas. You’ll find a fantastic range of local produce, tasty treats and the perfect presents for your loved ones.

Lantern Parade & Crib Service

SAT 9TH DEC 5pm Join in our annual lantern parade, departing from the Moor at 5pm and parading through the Town Centre. The Lantern Parade concludes with the Crib Service; community carols and the blessing of the crib, near the Lost & Found at 5:45pm.

To find out more about the events, please contact Knutsford Town Council: www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

or call 01565 653 929 @KnutsfordTown @KnutsfordXmas

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Best of the Market SAT 3RD DEC 12pm - 7pm Visit the Town Mayor’s Stall to help raise funds for Knutsford Youth Orchestra, Knutsford Friendship Cafe and MidCheshire Riding for the Disabled as part of the Best of the Market Raffle! Tickets are just £1 and you could win a collection of over 120 products donated by the kind stallholders.

Fairground Rides

SAT 2ND DEC 12pm - 7pm SUN 3RD DEC 11pm - 4pm Princess Street car park will host a fantastic selection of children’s rides and amusements, making a visit to Knutsford a great family day out!

To find out more about the events, please contact Knutsford Town Council: www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

NEW FOR 2017! SANTA'S GROTTO

SAT 2ND DEC 12pm - 7pm SUN 3RD DEC 11am - 4pm We have a very special guest joining us on Silk Mill Street this year - Father Christmas is raising money for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust. Fryer’s Garden Centre have kindly decorated his festive grotto, so take your little ones to meet him and receive a gift for the perfect Christmas treat!

ADVENT LIVE

1ST - 24TH DEC 6pm Bringing Christmas to life in Knutsford! Over 24 evenings in locations across the Town Centre Knutsford will host a living advent calendar featuring music, dance, drama and poetry to get the Town in the Christmas spirit. For more details on each evenings location and performance type please visit our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Community Customers will be able to choose from a range of creative styles and good causes to support and the most important part is that every penny donated goes directly to the charity. The dedicated volunteers behind the fundraiser will be manning the shop for just a few weeks until 7th December.

Beloved Charity Christmas Card Shop Pops Up Again in Knutsford!

Sheila Hallas MBE established the CCCCS in 1971 with her first shop in Alderley Edge. Awarded the MBE in 1995 for her work, Sheila says: “So many people like to buy charity Christmas cards and do their bit this time of year, but there is always the question of how much of the price actually goes to the cause. I think that’s why our shops have been so successful over the years, because customers know every penny they spend on cards is going exactly where they intend.

“We invite the charities to come and sell the cards themselves, which also gives them the chance to Volunteers have raised £5million over speak to customers and share a little bit of what the money they raised will be used for. There are simply 46 years! hundreds of different designs and more than 50 charities to choose from, so there’s sure to be You know Christmas is on the way when the something that takes almost anyone’s fancy. familiar and well-loved Combined Charities Christmas Card Shop in Knutsford opens at the Curzon Cinema. As one of the Combined Charities “We’ve become quite a popular fixture on the high street with our pop up shops, and we find many Christmas Card shops (CCCCS), the others being familiar faces coming back year-after-year. We have based in libraries throughout Cheshire East and businesses purchasing charity cards, and a growing Trafford, the Knutsford shop has helped to raise customer base among children and young people over £5m in the last 46 years. who really want to do something good for others at Christmastime. We’re so grateful for the support of This year more than 50 different organisations are set to benefit from sales of their cards at the 6 shops every single one of them.” with over 20 charities represented in the Knutsford The pop up shops in the libraries of Wilmslow, shop alone. Hale, Altrincham, Sale and Macclesfield will remain open until mid-December, exact dates and times can I think that’s why our shops have been so g here you successful over the years, because customers be found on www.christmas-cards.org.uk know every penny they spend on cards is going can also see the full list of charities, which charities exactly where they intend. are featured in which shop, buy cards, or get involved.

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Business bar top and fascia, backlit in red to create a warm glow. The newly refurbished Kuckoo in Knutsford also includes luxurious leather and velvet seating areas, modernised washrooms and a striking black, granite floor with a sparkle effect.

Richard Powell

The playlist at Kuckoo includes indie rock and roll favourites from various eras with popular tracks from Elvis and The Beatles to Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Stone Roses and The Strokes – providing a feel-good vibe and fun atmosphere.

Founder and owner of Kuckoo, Richard A unique mix of Powell, said: cocktails and rock “Knutsford has and roll music never seen a bar attracted visitors to with a singleKnutsford’s newest minded view to bar, Kuckoo, when it cocktail making opened its doors on before. The Thursday 16th dedicated staff are November. trained to the highest level and Following a complete have a true passion Richard Powell (far right) and the team renovation of the 180 for excellent sq. m premises in the customer service as town centre, local people and business workers well as creating fun and fantastic tasting enjoyed an evening of incredible drinks cocktails. alongside an eclectic playlist of indie and rock and roll music. “The refurbishment has provided an inviting venue for the local community and guests to Located on Princess Street, Kuckoo is the Knutsford, creating a glamorous, feel-good town’s first dedicated cocktail bar and boasts a atmosphere that sets Kuckoo apart from the team of professionally trained, full-time competition.” bartenders. The opening follows other recent successful launches for the brand in Chester, The Kuckoo story began with the opening of Preston and Sheffield. Kuckoo Preston in 2010 followed by Chester, in 2013. The Chester bar was refurbished in The two-storey venue offers table service on January 2017 and Kuckoo in Sheffield opened both floors, plus a wine menu and draft beers earlier this year. alongside the 65 inspiring, classic and cool cocktails on the menu. The stylish venue is For more information, visit open seven days a week from 5pm (serving www.kuckoorocks.com and follow until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays). @KuckooKnutsford on Twitter and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com// The centrepiece of the renovation is an eye kuckoorocks/ opening ‘Onyx’ style bar – a stunning, modern

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Support East Cheshire Hospice by re-cycling your Christmas tree this year -

Once again the award-winning volunteers of the East Cheshire Hospice Christmas Tree Collection will be out in January to come and collect your tree to responsibly recycle it into a soil improver for Cheshire. And all we ask is that you consider making a donation to help the vital work that our Hospice does. For 30 years they have been caring for people suffering from life-limiting conditions with support for the families and friends also. This year they have extended this care to people in a similar position who wish to remain in their own homes. Following on from last year’s Collection which raised more than £114,000, we have introduced an easy way of making a donation online, although we quite happy for you to donate in the way that you did last year! See our new website for full details. The date of the Collection weekend is 13/14 January 2018 and it will run in the postcode areas of CW12, SK9, SK10, SK11, SK12 & WA16. All your generous donations will go in their entirety to the Hospice.

Full details are on our website www.echtrees.org.uk or phone Richard Raymond on 01625 612025. Please mention The Knutsford Directory when responding to adverts


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10th anniversary Quiz Supper for the East Cheshire Hospice Friday 9th February 2018 7pm start at Toft Cricket Club, Chelford Rd, Knutsford Teams may consist of up to 8 people. Tickets from Christine Masson 01565 633235 dina44@virginmedia.com @ g ÂŁ13.00 per person which includes a hot supper and dessert.

Performances in December

Tatton Farm on Saturday 2nd December from 1.30 - 3.30pm Our annual Christmas concert at Knutsford Methodist Church starting at 7.30pm on Friday 8th December Tatton Mansion by the beautiful Christmas Tree on Sunday 17th December from 11.50 - 3.30pm.

Check out events at www.starchoirs.com.

As always, we warmly welcome new members - no auditions, just come along to the Music Room at Knutsford Leisure Centre on a Thursday evening from 7.30pm. If wedding bells are in the air for you in 2018 and you are looking for a choir to enhance your special day, contact Nick on 07738 560687.

KNUTSFORD AND DISTRICT LIONS

As usual, the Lions will provide a free Christmas Day Lunch to 30 or more people who would otherwise be on their own that day. Collection can be arranged from 11am and return by 2.30pm. If you wish to attend or know of someone in those circumstances please call 01565 631 255 as soon as possible. To fund these events we rely on donations Cash, unwanted foreign currency or cheques can be left in sealed envelopes at Knutsford Heritage Centre. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN.

Christmas Specials

KNUTSFORD & DISTRICT LIONS SENIOR CITIZENS VARIETY SHOW

The show will be on Saturday 3rd February at Knutsford Methodist Church Hall 2 pm /4.45pm approx. Tickets (free of charge) will be available from 3rd January 2018 and can be collected from Mr. Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe or Knutsford Heritage Centre Call 01565 631 255 for more information

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PILATES CHESHIRE Improve posture, strength & flexibility! We offer Pilates Mat work, Reformer, Chair & Barrel classes for all levels & abilities Small Group classes and 1-1 Sessions The Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program Yoga Classes

NEW in January 2018 Buddy Reformer classes Studio equipment class (Reformer, Chair, Barrels) Absolute Beginners Pilates (for the complete novice)

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risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol. The more you run the more the risk decreases. It also helps fight Alzheimer’s, lowers What’s so great about running, risk of cancer, promote anyway? bone and joint health whilst burning those calories to Alex Cann from AC running and fitness talks regulate weight. We have about the many benefits for running. not even mentioned the benefits for mental health. You may say you’re no runner or you’re not Get outdoors, breathe fresh built to run. Actually you are. Humans are built air and go explore. Avoid pounding the gym to run. Our bodies are well equipped with long treadmill in sweaty clammy conditions, being legs, short toes, springy ligaments and a put off by people watching and judging you. distinct lack of fur. All of which gives us that Instead, hit those hidden trails in the woods, go edge to run further than our mammal friends. wildlife spotting down country lanes filling your We are born to run. lungs with fresh air. Test your resilience against You don’t need expensive equipment, you don’t nature’s elements rather than being stuck going need an expensive gym membership. Running nowhere on a treadmill. Running outdoors is one of the most effective ways of fending off strengthens your body, mind and spirit – plus weight gain and diseases which doesn’t break it’s free! the bank. More importantly it’s enjoyable. So, go for a run today and discover for yourself Studies have shown that running as little as what’s so great about it anyway. Remember three to seven miles a week can reduce the you are a runner.

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relax and take things easy, they will calm down, and start to feel safe to explore the new people around them,

It is perfectly normal for toddlers from about 18 months to play happily alongside their friends, cousins etc but because children live in the moment, sharing those new Christmas toys is a very alien concept. They literally can't understand the concept of sharing yet. Taking turns is also impossible, as they cannot see beyond the moment they are in. As adults we desperately want our children to share and be kind, but sometimes it's important to know the limitations their This issue Helen and the team at age places on Poppies talk Christmas and them. If things lessons learned‌. get a little overwrought, Hope you are all enjoying this taking your festive season. We are knee deep in toddler off to do costumes for nativities, and tracking something quiet down lost gloves! It's all go, but a bit of tinsel on their own is often enough to defuse the here and there, and the odd mince pie, is moment! They are learning about being enough to help us power on through.... social, and those lessons can be overwhelming at times. This is the time of year when families are preparing to welcome their wider families for In any group you are going to get those Christmas, and this can be a time of high stress children who are seemingly naturally outgoing all round. High expectations, and elevated and fearless from birth. They are the first to stress levels are not always happy bedfelvolunteer for new things, and they are great at lows. Toddlers love the hustle and bustle of encouraging those children who might be a bit life at this time of year, but can sometimes feel more reticent to try something new for themslightly overwhelmed. Just when you want selves. We all get there in the end, just at them to shine and show off their funny social different times and in different ways! selves, you can find yourselves with your normally social toddler, clinging to your leg, Hope you have a fantastic restful holiday when whist you try and wrestle the turkey out of the the time comes. And remember the old oven! advice, that young children are as happy with the box the present came in, as the present Creating social, happy, outgoing children is itself! More money for experiences, yay! very much a universal aspiration. However even very small children pick up cues from the Best Wishes Helen and the team. adults around them, so if we are stressed, children become stressed too. Often if we To Advertise call The Knutsford Directory on 01565 650 507


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Festive Treat Mini Frangipane Mince Pies These seasonal mini pies by Samantha Châtelet will delight your guests and family this Christmas

Ingredients Jar of mincemeat. For the pastry 280g plain flour 140g unsalted butter, cut into small chunks 4 tbsp golden caster sugar 1 egg, beaten For the topping 140g of soft salted butter 140g golden caster sugar 85g self raising flour 100g ground almonds 2 eggs, beaten ½ tsp almond extract handful flaked almonds Icing sugar to dust Make 48 mini pies or 24 normal size pies

Method 1. Put the flour in a large mixing bowl with ¼ tsp salt. Add the butter and rub it in with your fingertips until the mix looks like fine crumbs. 2. Add the sugar and mix in, then slowly pour in the beaten egg, mix in the egg thoroughly. Bring to a dough with your hands, then knead briefly until smooth. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. 3. Heat the oven to 190C fan. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured work surface until approximately 3mm thick, cut into circles with a 5cm (mini) round plain cutter. Gently press each pastry circle into the circle of the muffin tin. 4. For the topping mix together the butter and sugar with a wooden spoon, then add the flour, ground almonds, eggs and almond extract and beat until smooth. 5. Spoon around one teaspoon (mini size) of mincemeat into each pastry case then spoon over the frangipane topping gently spreading out to the edge. Scatter over the flaked almonds. 6. Bake for approximately 15/20 minutes or until the pies are golden and the pastry feels firm at the sides. Leave to cool for 10 minutes and then dust with icing sugar before transferring to a serving dish. Should last up to 3 days in an airtight container - though I don’t think they will last that long!!!

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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 Future dates are: Thursday 18th January 2018 Thursday 15th February 2018

www.network-knutsford.co.uk

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Knutsford Christmas Church Services St John’s Toft Church Sunday 17th December 10.15am Carol service Sunday 24th December 4pm Crib Service Monday 25th December 8am Holy Communion 1015am Christmas Service Sunday 31st December 8am Holy Communion

St Cross Church

St Vincent’s Church

Sunday 3rd December Christmas Eve 24th December: 10am Family Eucharist and Toy 9pm Service, with gifts going to Cheshire Homestart Christmas Day 25th December 9am and 11am Sunday 3rd December 6.30pm Advent Lessons and Carols followed by tea and St John’s Knutsford coffee. Church Saturday 16th December Saturday 9th December 9.30—11.30 Breakfast at 7pm - 9pm Salvation Army Bethlehem Christmas Concert - £7.50 (under 18's free) Sunday 17th December 6.30pm Town carol service Sunday 17th December with the Tatton Singers Traditional Christmas Nine lessons and carols at 4.30pm Sunday 24th December with mince pies and mulled 8.45am Holy Communion wine to follow. 10.15am Morning service 4pm Children’s Christmas Christmas Eve 24th December: service Christingle (with collection for 11pm Midnight Carols the Childrens Society) 4pm Christmas Night Eucharist Monday 25th December 11.30pm. 10.15 Family service Christmas Day 25th December 10am Christmas Day Family Eucharist

Knutsford Methodist Church Sunday 17th December 10.45am Nativity and Young Church Christmas Party 6.30pm Service of Lessons and Carols Sunday 24th December 5.15pm Christingle Service 11.15pm Watchnight Communion Monday 25th December 9am Christmas Morning Carol Service 10.30am Family Christmas Celebration

Sunday 31st December 10.15am joint service with Toft

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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

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.

Fri 1st to Sun 24th December

Advent Live. 6pm. Over 24 evenings across various locations in the town centre Knutsford will be hosting a live advent calendar featuring music, dance, drama and poetry. See the council website or follow them on Twitter and Facebook for more details.

Sat 2nd December

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.

Entertainment and Christmas Light Switch on. 1pm—7pm. Hot food, drinks and live entertainment throughout the afternoon and early evening. Reindeer parade at 5pm. Lights switch on at 6pm.

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.

Christmas Market. Sat 12-7. Sun 11-4. Food, gifts, crafts and local produce at Knutsford’s festive market.

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

Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd December

Sat 9th December

Lantern Parade and Crib Service Departing from the Moor at 5pm the lantern parade concludes with the crib service, community carols and the blessing of the crib near the Lost & Found at 5.45pm.

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Football for under 7’s. Egerton Football Club, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford. Term time only. £5 per session. 10-noon under 5/6’s, 11-

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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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WAKS Lyrical Singing group. Meet Weds 2-3.30pm at St Vincent’s Parish Church Hall. No auditions and no previous experience necessary. Contact 01625 269 721 or email cme08@live.co.uk www.cantatamusic.org Welcome Community Centre 01565 750 905 WRVS Thursday club. 10-11am Jubilee Hall, Knutsford. Ladies and gentlemen welcome. Trips, talks, parties, coffee & friendship. All welcome. Call Edith on 01565 651 874 or email edithwalker@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Auctioneers and valuations Cato Crane Five Counties

20,21&55 20

Kuckoo Pastiche

34 26

Exercise and fitness AC Running and Fitness Cheshire Pilates Cottons Hotel and Spa Fit4life Iyenga Yoga Nxtep

39 38 22 45 39 42

Brereton Timber

14

Cheshire Plantation Shutters 8

Flooring4you Ltd

3

Matthew Hart

45

The Cheese and Pie Company 23

Knutsford Admin

46

Chris Garland Training

25

Market Cafe

36

Top Secret

9

Chips Away Revive

19 11

Mulberry Tree and Garden care 14 Tatton Garden Services 12

Springcare Sunrise Sharston House

1 7 27

Birkin Service Centre Kirkby Motors

16 10

Chris Janion

30 48 36 35 24 28&29 36 36 18

Home Improvements

38

Charity Card Shop Christmas Church Services East Chehsire Hospice ECH Tree Collection Heritage Centre Knutsford Chrismtas Market Lions Star Choir Toy Appeal

Phil Howell

14

Outdoor Heaven

33

Chris Wright

10

Harvest Interiors

13

Kids Allowed Poppies Mere Day Nursery

56 40,41 37

Style Loft Boutique

6

Sheldon’s Dairy

44

Clubs and Societies

42,53

Tabley Computer Services

46

Chips Away Revive

19 11

Crossword

49

Network Knutsford

47

Bike n Gear

5

Oven Wizards

17

Knutsford Dental Academy

31

T Marsh

10

The Leaflet Team

51

Sheldon’s Dairy

44

Drivestyle UK

17

The Prescription Service

2

Doug the plug Rob Stone

16 17

Phil Howell

14

Terri Wild

42

Bars and Restaurants Beauty

Knutsford Medi and Beauty Spa 31

Fencing and Gates

Blinds

Flooring

Building Services

Fine Food

Business Services Cafe

Car repairs Care

Charities and events

Children’s Nurseries Clubs and Societies Computer services Crossword Cycling Dentist

Distribution Driveways

Electrician

First Aid Training Furniture

Garden services Garages

Gents Hairdresser Hot tubs Joiner

Kitchens

Ladies Fashions Milkman

Recipe Recipe

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South Manchester Builders

12

Roofing

Shutters

Cheshire Plantation Shutters 8

Sudoku Sudoku

44

English Tutor

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Useful Numbers

51

Tuition

Useful Numbers What’s On

What’s on 50 Christmas Lights and Market 28,29

Windows and Conservatories First Choice Windows Sunlight

15 5

Pictograms answers 1. No End In Sight 2. Beans On Toast 3. Part Of The Furniture

Mobile Car Bodywork Networking

Oven Cleaning

Painter and Decorator Pet Supplies Pharmacy

Plumbing Services Podiatrist

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