imageAs Knutsford welcomes the Danish Ambassador, Claus Grube, the Knutsford Promenades Community Association is delighted he will be viewing the community artwork created by artist Russell Kirk and hundreds of local youngsters.

Contributions to the artwork came from all over the town, from the tots at Mere Day Nursery to visitors to Tatton Park for the final of Stage Three of the Tour of Britain.

It was completed at the special Canute’s Crossing event which celebrated the legend that Canute came to Knutsford in 1016 and forded the River Lily.

As well as the small Vikings from Bexton Primary, students at Knutsford Academy also contributed artwork depicting famous Knutsfordians throughout the ages.

Pupils from Solbjergskolen who contributed to Canute's Crossing

Pupils from Solbjergskolen who contributed to Canute’s Crossing

Pupils from the Danish school, Solbjergskolen, also took part by writing their names in runes on banners which formed part of the Knutsford ‘Tree of Life’.

Letter from Jens Kristensen, headmaster, Solbjergskolen

Letter from Jens Kristensen, headmaster, Solbjergskolen

 

 

 

Banners depicting the names of the Solbjergskolen pupils in Danish runes

Banners depicting the names of the Solbjergskolen pupils in Danish runes

 

 

 

After the Canute’s Crossing event, Christian Wewer, the Honorary Consul for Denmark, said:

“As a representative of Denmark It was a privilege and a pleasure to have been part of it.

“A colourful and fun celebration of a most significant event for Knutsford one thousand years ago. If Canute were here he would say ‘Tusind tak’ (A thousand thanks in Danish) as he is not, I shall say it for him. Tusind tak!”