A DISPLAY revealing the colourful history of one of Knutsford’s most prominent homes will go on show during a Victorian fair and street party.

The free event is taking place from 10am to 4pm on Friday, June 16 in the grounds of the property, Sharston House, which now serves as a nursing home run by Kingsley Healthcare.

Staff made an appeal for information about the home’s history in the Guardian and the display has been compiled by marketing coordinator Diane Frisk with the help of readers.

It documents how in the late 19th century, the property, then called Manor Park House, became the family home of a member of the distinguished Simon family.

The family gifted the home to the Church of England in 1961 and it became a home for retired clergymen until it was sold in the late 1970s and turned into a nursing home.

Suffolk-based Kingsley Healthcare, which took over the home two years ago, has invested a substantial six-figure sum in restoring the property to its former glory.

Home manager David Costa said: “We decided to hold a street fair and party on National Care Home Open Day because we really want people from the town to come into our home and see the improvements we have carried out.”

Staff will be dressing up in Victorian costume for the event.

There will be plenty of fun for the whole family with face painting and a variety of stalls, including a raffle and tombola.

David added: “Our kitchen staff will busy before the day baking everything from Victorian sponges and teacakes to cupcakes and sausage rolls.”

Proceeds from the event will be split between Alzheimer’s Society and the residents’ fund to pay for extra activities and outings.