New history book takes readers on A-Z tour of Knutsford’s history

AUTHORS are using visitors on an alphabetical tour of Knutsford’s heritage to uncover the tales guiding its a lot of streets and properties.

Jean and John Bradburn’s A-Z of Knutsford: Places-Folks-History involves intriguing facts and intriguing tales about the town, digging deeper into occasions such as May Working day and the area’s connections with very well-acknowledged men and women.

Jean and John have lived in Knutsford for 30 a long time and Jean spent a great deal of her childhood in the town.

Now retired, they have written a range of Amberley history books such as A-Z of Manchester and Central Manchester As a result of Time.

Jean is now an adult tutor, presenting classes in spouse and children heritage.

John has a lot of generation credits in theatre, Tv set and film.

They said: “In spite of its measurement, the Cheshire town of Knutsford is total of background, with its Italianate architecture and quirky properties.

“It is also surrounded by stately residences designed by the landed gentry which include Tabley Home and Tatton Park.

“In accordance to legend, its name was derived by King Canute fording the river right here.

“Nonetheless, this has been disputed by historians as the River Lily is definitely no extra than a brook.

“Knutsford has an founded spot in literary record as it delivered the inspiration and environment for Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel ‘Cranford’ in which she describes its characters with gentle humour and affection.

“She lived in the town for quite a few years and is buried in the churchyard of Brook Road Unitarian Chapel.”

A-Z of Knutsford: Destinations-Individuals-Background is entirely illustrated throughout and is accessible from September 15.