We’d love Knutsford’s shops, cafes, pub, restaurants and businesses to join in the fun of the Knutsford Promenades. And with just a week to go it’s not too late to act and play a part.

For instance, Knutsford Bloom is filling a wheelbarrow full of flowers to wheel along King Street. knutsfordbloom

Pop Perfumery will be bringing his business down to King Street and, hopefully, leading the battle of the traders’ cries from Princess Street.

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Bars, cafes and restaurants are putting on special menus  – on the Saturday Canvas Lounge  will prepare a special Promenades Hog Roast.

More than 100 young people and adults are involved in bringing the open air promenades to life recreating Knutsford’s history through dance, theatre, music, and art.

And we’re not just talking 18th and 19th Century history – we’re talking recent history such as when Longridge was developed, when the Empire of the Sun was made, even the 1997 Battle of Knutsford Heath

technotype 30cropOne way for retailers to join in would be to have your staff dress up in fashions from the time your shop first opened. For instance, Techno Type is celebrating 30 years in business on King Street. Channel that Dallas-look and get out your shoulder pads for the Promenades!

We want to encourage businesses on Princess Street, in Canute Square, and on Minshull Street to join in. Why not bring your wares out of your shops and be hawkers for the afternoons? Take time out from behind the counter and join the crowds.

Email promenades@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk and share how you will be taking part.

Knutsford Promenades take place on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July from 2 til 4pm when King Street will be closed to traffic and transformed into a giant stage. Bring your business to the Promenades!