THE life of a ground-breaking scientist and mathematician will be remembered as part of Knutsford Heritage Open Days later this year.

Organisers of Knutsford Heritage Open Days, who are members of Knutsford Promenades Community Association, have announced that the programme will feature the 65th anniversary of Alan Turing’s trial, thanks to collaboration with the Courthouse Hotel in Toft Road- where the trial originally took place.

Alan Turing, who lived and died in Wilmslow, was renowned for his pivotal role in cracking German codes in the Second World War.

“We are are so excited to be working on another town-wide programme of events and sites for Knutsford Heritage Open Days,” said Sarah Flannery of the Knutsford Promenades Community Association. “The collaboration between the Association and Heritage Open Days was a big success in 2016 and we are already working on strengthening this partnership in 2017.

““We will be including events connected with Turing, his Cheshire links and his remarkable contribution to mathematics and computer science.

““We have some terrific collaborations in place and hope that Knutsford Heritage Open Days 2017 will attract significant interest and visitors from across the country.”

Official court documents, detailing convictions faced by Alan Turing, who lived in Adlington Road, went on display for the first time last year at Chester Town Hall. He was convicted at Knutsford’s former sessions house on March 31, 1952.

Adam Keppel-Garner, Knutsford town clerk, said: “It is fantastic to see the town-wide Heritage Open Days returning for 2017; some amazing buildings were opened up last year and I look forward to seeing what we can visit this year.

“The plans reflecting on the anniversary of Turing’s trial are incredibly interesting and I look forward to finding out more about what is planned.”

Anyone interested in supporting the festival, should email knutsfordproms@gmail.com.

From Knutsford Guardian

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