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Townspeople come face to face with shopkeepers
MORE than 1,000 visitors poured through the doors of the Old Town Hall last week to catch a glimpse of the much-anticipated Knutsfordian exhibition.
The exhibition was staged by the Promote Knutsford Forum (PKF) and featured photographer Paul Worpole’s portraits of 16 of the town’s independent retailers in a way they’ve never been seen before.
The portraits were unveiled at a sneak-peek launch night on Tuesday, October 1, and the exhibition was open for public viewing for the rest of the week.
“These are the people who make Knutsford what it is for all of us,” said Paul.
“I wanted to celebrate these individuals, the people who are the human face of the town.”
Town centre manager Adam Keppel-Garner said it had been great to open up such an iconic building as the Old Town Hall for the exhibition.
He added: “The Knutsfordian showcased just a part of what our great town has to offer by focusing on a selection of our independent retailers which make our town unique.”
PFK spokesman Sarah Flannery echoed Adam’s sentiments and said it was wonderful that the exhibition was so well attended.
She said: “We want to showcase Knutsford as a place to do business, shop, live, and visit and the feedback from people who attended the event was really positive.
“We’re working on more initiatives and hope more people and businesses get involved with PKF.”
Paul said he was humbled by the project as everyone involved dedicated so much time to making the exhibition a success.
He added: “Like a bumble bee – it really shouldn’t be able to fly. But with a little effort you can create a well-mixed cocktail, on fresh air, lots of goodwill and a sprinkle of love.
“This was a pilot project, so it will be interesting if has inspired others to come forward and take a chance with Knutsford.”
To find out more about the PKF email Adam Keppel-Garner at email@example.com.
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